[kde-solaris] Pkgtools, 64-bit, etc.

Achim Bohnet ach at mpe.mpg.de
Fri Apr 25 09:39:14 CEST 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 12:51:07AM -0400, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> Hi!
> I am definitely going to build the 64-bit packages. I just need a week 
> break to recover from building the packages for 32-bit. :-)
> What i am debating now is whether i should build for Solaris 8, or i 
> should upgrade my Sun box to Solaris 9 and build (with Xrender 
> support). The pros for Solaris 8 would be that it should not (in 
> theory) be that hard, since i've already done most of the porting 
> work to Forte 7. The pros for Solaris 9 are Xrender, but, i don't 
> know how many people use Solaris 9 at this point -- i'm thinking it 
> might take a while before everyone starts upgrading to 9. As a side 
> note, XFree86 4.3.0 now supports Solaris, along with all the other 
> goodie extensions (including Xrender). I have already built it. The 
> one problem is that it does not support afb, so i would have to write 
> a driver for afb, which is no easy task, since there's very little 
> documentation for it. I have tested most of the programs in XFree86 
> on my Sun box (with the Xsun server), and they seem to work with no 
> problems. But, no Xrender support.
> So, i am basically taking an opinion poll :-). Please vote for either 
> Solaris 8 64-bit (should take 4-5 weeks) or Solaris 9 with Xrender 
> (don't really know how long it would take, there are too many 
> variables, probably a couple of months). I wish i could do it faster, 
> but, unfortunately, i can only work on this evenings and weekends.
> Thank you for letting me know about the package building software. I 
> will definitely use them when i build the 64-bit version.
Hi Stefan,

No Solaris 9 here.  So I vote for a Solaris 8 build ;)

> --Stefan

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