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

James Mansion james at mansionfamily.plus.com
Tue Oct 7 17:00:00 EDT 2008

Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> 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.
This is the most stupid thing I've seen in a while.  Go to a bank and 
take a look in the
datacentre. Hurry, before they go out of business. :-(

Please, try to consider what real users do, and what sort of 
heterogeneous systems they
actually have.  I'd wager that there are a lot more SPARC/Solaris 
systems deployed to
live than there are AMD/Solaris, and where new SPARC systems are being 
they are generally rather important.

That'll change, and we'll get to the point where the  SPARC systems are 
database engines
rather than application engines first.  But the reality is that Solaris 
shops tend to be

And no, I'm not disagreeing that x86 doesn't give more bang for the buck 
for CPU
grunt.  That's not the point at all. SPARC might be slow(ish) but its 
not broke.

This is a question of user need vs developer convenience. I think your 
attitude is
inappropriate if you want to push Mono as a realistic alternative to 
Java.  Which
does work rather well on Solaris.


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