SunOS/Solaris naming (was Re: SunOS for SPARC 2)

Wai-Sun Chia waisun.chia at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 19:56:31 CST 2005


On 11/15/05, Alistair MacDonald
<a.macdonald+classiccmp at slitesys.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Bill Pechter wrote:
> > James Rice wrote:
> [...]
> >> Is there a crossreference chart between SunOS version numbers to
> >> Solaris versions?  I'm a bit confused as to exactly what fits where.
> >>
> > It's Something like:
> >
> [...]
> > SunOS 5.7 = Solaris 2.7
>
> This was officially known as Solaris 7 and marked the change in the
> naming (yet again)
>
> Alistair
>

Yeah. That's correct:

SunOS 5.x = Solaris x
where x = 7, 8, 9, 10

before this:
SunOS 5.y = Solaris 2.y
where y = 4,5,6

of course the BSD-based classic:
SunOS 4.x
where  4.1.4 was the last version

Hope I didn't misinterpret anything. :-)
(there sould be a couse just to understand SunOS's versioning convention)




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