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PRNewswire: Porting Kit for Linux Drivers

Aug 22, 2000, 23:06 (2 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems today announced it is making the Solaris Operating Environment Network Driver Porting Kit for Linux Drivers available free of charge. This kit, the latest in a series of free tools and services Sun offers for driver development, provides scripts and guidelines to let developers convert PCI-based Linux driver source into a binary Solaris driver for the Intel platform."

"The kit is another example of Sun's commitment to the growing number of Solaris Operating Environment independent hardware vendors (IHVs), and to the Intel market. IHVs who have written Linux drivers for Fast Ethernet, FDDI, Gigabit Ethernet, or Token Ring devices can now leverage that work by using the kit to create the corresponding binary network drivers for Solaris Operating Environment."

"This kit provides a faster way to develop Solaris Operating Environment network drivers without compromising quality, reducing development time by 80% or more," said Andrew Ingram, Vice President of Solaris Software Marketing for Sun's Solaris Systems Group. "It's almost as though every time the IHV writes a Linux network driver, he gets two drivers instead of one: one Solaris and one Linux. On top of that, IHVs and other commercial developers can validate the quality of a driver created using this kit by verifying it through our Solaris Device-Driver Verification Program, so customers will know the driver has passed verification tests developed by Sun."

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