[OpenAFS] Question: discontinuing support for Solaris < 2.6
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:37:39 -0800
Sean O'Malley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
>> I think at this point 2 people have asked about pre 2.6 recently, one
>> 2.4 and one 2.5.1, and they can use old versions. Is anyone else?
> I am kind of wondering if we should knox 2.6 and 2.7 too..
> Solaris 2.6 is end of life as of 07/23/06
> Solaris 2.7 is end of life as of 08/15/08
> (2.7 entered in the last phase before retirement as of 08/15/05 )
> I am pretty sure it doesnt kill a lot of messy ifdefs, except maybe some
> of the threaded code where you can use pthread instead of sun thread
> support. IIRC pthread wasn't fully implemented until solaris 8..
> but maybe they backported it to the older versions. I don't really know.
> I am just thinking pretty much everyone was migrating off 7 and 8 right
> now, but I could be wrong.
Stanford doesn't really care at this point about anything prior to Solaris
8, but we do care a great deal about Solaris 8 and probably will for some
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>