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We are currently running IDS 9.3/IDS 9.4 on Solaris 8 with pleasurable stability. We are considering moving to Linux for cost savings. IBM support tells me that IDS is supported on Linux 2.4, glibc 2.2.x. Would someone care to comment on the relative stability of IDS on Solaris vs. Linux? Should we go for Redhat Linux (7.3, 9, enterprise) or some other Linux? Thanks! Rajesh...

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    Default IDS 9.x stability on Solaris vs Linux

    We are currently running IDS 9.3/IDS 9.4 on Solaris 8 with pleasurable
    stability. We are considering moving to Linux for cost savings. IBM support
    tells me that IDS is supported on Linux 2.4, glibc 2.2.x. Would someone care
    to comment on the relative stability of IDS on Solaris vs. Linux? Should we
    go for Redhat Linux (7.3, 9, enterprise) or some other Linux? Thanks! Rajesh


    Rajesh Kapur Guest

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    Default RE: IDS 9.x stability on Solaris vs Linux


    If I am not mistaken, Informix was (and is still?) developed on
    SPARC/Solaris, meaning everything else is a port and subject to errors
    inherent in every porting task. No glaring errors mind you, just little
    issues that indicate the product just works better on the platform for
    which it was originally developed. The same holds true for Oracle.
    Anyone heard if the Informix developers are getting shiny new IBM
    p-series S80's to play with?



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    Subject: IDS 9.x stability on Solaris vs Linux


    We are currently running IDS 9.3/IDS 9.4 on Solaris 8 with pleasurable
    stability. We are considering moving to Linux for cost savings. IBM
    support tells me that IDS is supported on Linux 2.4, glibc 2.2.x. Would
    someone care to comment on the relative stability of IDS on Solaris vs.
    Linux? Should we go for Redhat Linux (7.3, 9, enterprise) or some other
    Linux? Thanks! Rajesh



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    Rajesh Kapur wrote:
    > We are currently running IDS 9.3/IDS 9.4 on Solaris 8 with pleasurable
    > stability. We are considering moving to Linux for cost savings. IBM support
    > tells me that IDS is supported on Linux 2.4, glibc 2.2.x. Would someone care
    > to comment on the relative stability of IDS on Solaris vs. Linux? Should we
    > go for Redhat Linux (7.3, 9, enterprise) or some other Linux? Thanks! Rajesh
    I don't know the situation these days, but in the past Informix has
    developed on 3 platforms initially and then ported to others. These were
    Sun, HP and Pyramid (which had a dual universe), and simply because
    these were the most difficult to develop on. After that, porting to
    other platforms was a [relatively] simple task.

    The porting process itself though is like a full development project.
    You will always get bugs, but I believe the Informix process of old
    (don't know about IBM), meant you were more likely to see cross-platform
    issues rather than platform specific problems. But you can be assured
    that you will see both. ;-)

    Cheers,
    --
    Mark.

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