Solaris 2.5 x86?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at
Fri May 31 19:03:06 UTC 1996

Evan Cheng wrote:

> Given that Self can be compiled and run on Solaris 2.4, I wonder
> if it is may also compile and run on Solaris 2.5 Intel edition.

Just recompiling wouldn't help. You would have to look at
all the files in the "asm", "nic" and "fast_compiler"
directories and adapt them to generate 386 code instead
of Sparc code. There is some "leftover" code that generates
68000 instructions - this could be a good indication of
what you have to do.

> Has this been attempted?

Several people have talked about this (actually, a port to
Linux, but then a port to Solaris Intel would be trivial),
but no one is doing it as far as I know.

> Also, is the source code being distributed
> for academic use?

The license that comes with the source code (you can
download the sources from says
you can do anything you want with it (even commercial
use) as long as you give credit to the origianl developers.

-- Jecel Mattos de Assumpcao Jr
   Laboratorio de Sistemas Integraveis 
   University of Sao Paulo - Brazil
   mailto:jecel at

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