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

Brian Foddy brian.foddy at nwa.com
Fri Apr 25 10:19:44 CEST 2003

I'd vote for Solaris 8 right now.

Stefan Teleman wrote:

>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.
>On Wednesday 23 April 2003 20:19, Matthew Day wrote:
>>i don't know if this is of use to you or anyone else trying to roll
>>pkg's but here's a link
>>http://www.bpfh.net/computing/software/pkg-tools/ dunno how useful
>>these tools are, but a sun engineer sent me the link..
>>on another topic how hard would it be to create 64bit versions of
>>the current 3.1 pkg's?? mission impossible?

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