Does anyone have an answer for the following?
- Can an app supported for Solaris Sparc be reasonably expected to work on Solaris x86?
- Can an app supported for Solaris 10 be reasonably expected to work on OpenSolaris?
- (This is the important one) Can an app supported for Solaris Sparc be reasonably expected to work on OpenSolaris x86?
I'm in the middle of setting up some fresh VMs on my x86 dev box and was looking at the system requirements for an application I'll be using. It stated that the app was supported for Solaris 10 on Sparc.
It's also supported on several flavours of Linux so I've got a fallback but this seems like an opportunity to get hands on with Solaris (OpenSolaris specifically).
I understand that I'll be unsupported but for the purposes of what I'm doing for now that's not a particularly big issue.
Also, I understand that my mileage may vary but what concerns me is whether it is worth trying in the first place.