Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 15:50 UTC
Opera Software "In order to ensure a consistently high quality browser across our most popular desktop platforms we have reluctantly decided to drop support for Solaris. This will allow our UNIX development team to focus all of their attention on bringing Opera for Linux and FreeBSD up to final release quality, meaning that a 10.5x release for these platforms will happen as soon as feasibly possible". Opera assure us that this will have no effect on the existing Linux and UNIX ports.
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RE: tis a shame
by gehersh on Sat 1st May 2010 00:47 UTC in reply to "tis a shame"
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IMHO, it is not the issue of coding per se, but essentially the fact that OpenSolaris is not viable as a desktop platform. Why Opera or any other company should waste their resources for writing/maintaining software where only the very limited usage is expected?

Yeah. That was a good idea. But OpenSolaris *still* depends on Solaris, which is now a part of Oracle. Do you really expect them contribute to Open Solaris? Why should they? Solaris is a server platform for Oracle. End of discussion.

(Just in case: I spent enough time with Solaris, starting with early "pizza boxes" and SunOS 4.1.3 all way up to Solaris 6 or 7, don't remember which one. That was a wonderful system (well, it had some hick ups when Sun moved from SunOS to Solaris, but eventually everything got stabilized, Solaris 5 or 6 I believe. I had its chance as a desktop. It didn't work out that way.)

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