This is a discussion on Sun Studio Product Release Names from the past 20 years - Solaris Rss ; ProductName ReleaseVersion ReleaseYear Notes Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 2010 First release as Oracle Sun Studio 12 update 1 2009 Sun Studio 12 2007 Sun Studio 11 2005 Sun Studio 10 2005 64-bit x86; Solaris 10 Sun Studio 9 2004 Sun ...
Oracle Solaris Studio
First release as Oracle
12 update 1
64-bit x86; Solaris 10
Re-enter x86 market Sun ONE Studio Compiler Collection
Only the compilers here Sun ONE Studio
SPARC only; NetBeans based IDE
6 update 2
6 update 1
Also: Sun Workshop
Also: Sun Workshop
New C++ Standard
Also: SPARCworks 4.2
Also: SPARCworks 4.0; last Ada release
Fortran 90 release
Also: SunSoft Workshop 1.0; SunOS 4.x; lastPascal release
SunOS 4.x, first on x86
First release on Solaris
Ansi C; Distro on CD
First unbundled rel (from OS)
A couple of points here to add. This list is for entertainmentpurposes(historical? hysterical?)only. Many of our enterprise customers have been along for this rideduring much of Studio history and this list might bring a smile totheir faces and/or help them understand any gaps. For years, I used toput up a slide in my presos called Whats in a Rose? Our productnames over the years with these names to get over such questionsas: Is Forte a different product,etc. This list is a more complete enumeration of that effort. Thecreativity of our marketing machinery(!) should not get in the way ofour users understanding the maturity and long history of the productline.
Its pretty amazing that we got 23 separate, full releases (not patches, not updates-dont let the names fool you) in 20 years; that is an amazing cadence. Equally amazing is that the basic charter has not changed much over the years at all:
Few people remember that:
- Support new hardware and squeeze the most performance out of the latest features (pipelines, cache, chip and instruction characteristics)
- Support new OS features like /proc, Hardware counters, page size, processor affinity, DTrace, rtld, etc
- Tune math libraries and algebraic solvers for the latest HW micro-architecture
- Provide State of the Art optimizations
- Provide the broadest range of tools: Command-line, standalone GUIs and IDE and integrate them (test together, work together) in one product line
- Bring the latest GUI technologies
- Provide enterprise grade support
The official support and component matrix along with officialSun/Oracle support dates and policies is found here; please referto this to get your questions answered.
- Studio predates SPARC. Sun Compilers (and then SPARCcompilers) worked on x86, Motorola and then SPARC
- Studio predates Solaris. Notice the two releases SC0.0 and SC1.0 before Solaris 2.0 was born (back in those days Solaris 1.0 referred to Berkeley/BSD based SunOS 4.x. Equivalently, SunOS 5.x referred to Solaris).
- Even though Solaris was released in 1992, Studio had two more releases on SunOS 4.x, until it stabilized completely to be the platform of choice for most of our customers (around Solaris 2.3) Sun's last Pascal release was in 1994 (though there was a Y2K patch issued in 1999!) and the last Ada release was in 1995.
It was a fun exercise for me to look at the past. Hope you enjoyed it too.
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