developerWorks: Porting Enterprise Apps from UNIX to Linux
Feb 22, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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One of the realities of current business IT practices is that
many organizations are moving IT to Linux, given its flexibility
and stability as a system platform. Another reality is that
existing enterprise-level software is too valuable to be discarded.
These two realities often crash into each other, but it is critical
that they be resolved.
"Porting enterprise-level software to Linux can present some
interesting challenges. Care has to be taken at all stages--from
making design choices to getting the build system to work to
finally getting the OS-specific code to cooperate with