[kde-solaris] KDE & Sun GNOME

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Aug 13 00:27:25 CEST 2003

I will gladly make the FAM port sources and a FAM Sun pkg available.

It's FAM in filesystem polling mode for now, but it is very fast. The 
performance improvement compared to KDE filesystem polling is about 

I am in the middle of porting it to kernel async callback mode, and i 
am about half-way through. This has to be done right, otherwise all 
hell breaks loose. :-)

I have been running it on my Sun box (Solaris 8) since early May, and 
it has not shown any problems at all. My current (development) build 
of KDE 3.1.2 uses FAM, and the next Solaris release of KDE will 
definitely use FAM.

If someone would be so kind and point me to the right direction as to 
whom to contact regarding FAM, i would greatly appreciate it! I would 
be very happy to provide the FAM project with the Sun pkg's and the 
Solaris port source.



On Tuesday 12 August 2003 17:17, Rolf Sponsel wrote:
> Lars Tunkrans wrote:
> > [... SNIP ...]
> >
> >     Some of them  like  FAM  and  MAD   depends on Gcc extensions
> > and are  also very linux  dependent .
> >     so I have  skipped  FAM but build MAD with GCC.
> >
> >            Stefan has mentioned that  He ported FAM to solaris , 
> > It would be  great to get hold of  that
> >     port  !
> >
> > [... SNIP ...]
> >
> >    //Lars
> I agree, that's great! :-)
> I'd suggest Stefan feeds his work back to the FAM project so that
> his efforts become integrated into the next release of the product
> (and maybe politely ask for a "quick" patched FAM 2.6.11 release).
> But I'm not quite sure what "has ported FAM to solaris" means?
> Has Stefan patched FAM 2.6.10 with the findings we spotted when
> compiling FAM on Solaris (and also have reported back via the FAM
> mailing list) or has he (you Stefan) managed to implement a kernel
> monitor for Solaris so that it works without having to poll the
> file system periodically? That would even be greater! :-)

Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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