[csw-maintainers] dropping support for solaris 9?

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Sun Sep 4 17:23:24 CEST 2011

Hi All,

The premier support of Solaris 9 ends in October[1] of this year.  How
do people feel about dropping build support for it and moving to
Solaris 10 and 11 only?

My thinking is that we should drop it on the same date as Oracle to
avoid the situation we had with Solaris 8 where we were building
packages for it _way_ after the 'best before' date.

What do others think?

(I added this as a dicussion item for the Kiel Summercamp too.)


[1] Page 30 of: http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-hardware-os-337182.pdf
Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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