[Mono-dev] mono 2.0, solaris x86, bootstrap

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Sun Oct 5 15:50:49 EDT 2008


> Unfortunately, sparc is hard to test without access to the hardware.  
> The only sparc emulator appeared to be QEMU, whose qemu-system-sparc  
> is 32-bit only (sun4m), whereas Solaris 10 and Mono seem to expect  
> sparcv9. I have a local branch where I once tried to make it work on a  
> sparcv8 QEMU VM running Debian Etch, but the emulated compilation took  
> much too long to get far.

The above is actually a really good reason why we do not spend more
cycles on Solaris/SPARC.

The machines are overpriced, and underperforming.  It is like buying an
iPhone, just not as useful.


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