Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:34 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun Microsystems has gone totally native. Customers can now run unmodified SPARC/Solaris applications on x86 systems thank to a partnership with Transitive. The two companies also plan to craft a new package for running native x86 applications on SPARC machines. Transitive this week announced that the long in beta QuickTransit for Solaris code has moved into production form. It even gets a Solaris Ready Logo and all."
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Confusing
by kaiwai on Fri 21st Mar 2008 02:07 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

The quote is confusing because on the first part you state that SPARC applications running on x86, and then in the second part of the quote it says x86 applications running on SPARC - which one is it?

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RE: Confusing
by digitaleon on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 06:15 in reply to "Confusing"
digitaleon Member since:
2006-01-22

Admittedly, the way the text was quoted for the summary was suboptimal. It's actually referring to two separate announcements:

1. Now - A QuickTransit package is available that enables you to run "unmodified" Solaris SPARC binaries on the Solaris x86 platform. This package was in beta until recently.

2. Later - It is intended to develop a QuickTransit package that enables you to run (presumably also "unmodified") Solaris x86 binaries on the Solaris SPARC platform. This is in the planning/early development stages.

I hope that clears things up.

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