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Solaris Operating Environment and Linux Source Compatibility
LinCAT
February 25, 2002,
Volume 48, Issue 4

The Linux Compatibility Assurance Toolkit (LinCAT) is now available for free download. Included are free software development tools and how-to documents that simplify and streamline the process of developing applications that are source-code compatible across both the Linux and SolarisTM Operating Environment (Solaris OE) platforms.

These tools include how-to guides and applications that:

  • Identify potential library call differences in C/C++ source code

  • Translate shell scripts

  • Recreate Linux system configuration data under Solaris OE

The development tools make it easier to create compatible source code, help migrate crucial utility code to avoid rewrites and reduce set-up time.

In addition to these tools, freeware is available that runs on the Solaris OE.

http://www.sun.com/software/linux/compatibility/tools

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