Re: Solaris source (fwd)

Jim Nance (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 09:34:11 -0400 (EDT)

> >Given that we've just released an alpha of Intel Linux emulation for
> >Alpha Linux (pardon the pun) allowing you to run Intel Linux binaries
> >such as Applix/Netscape, I wonder how much work Solaris emulation on
> >Alpha Linux would be?
> On another note, Linux on x86 has had the ability to run some
> Solaris x86 binaries for quite some time using the iBCS package. From
> what I can tell, very few people use it, so I don't really put any time
> into it any more.

I assume that he was talking about Solaris SPARC binary emulation. I
certainly agree that there is probably not much point in trying to run
Solaris/x86 binaries. It might be interesting to be able to run SPARC
binaries though, especially if it was simple to adapt free port express
to do it.