2 Oct 2009 twisti   » (Master)

Back to OpenSolaris (and DBX)

A few months ago I got a new laptop (unibody MacBook Pro) and I decided to stay with Mac OS X because of two main reasons: Broadcom WiFi and the touchpad.  Everything looked very slick and worked, obviously, out-of-the-box.  A perfect OS for private use.

But developing on that OS is a pain in the...  Apple's GDB drives me nuts!  It was crashing every now and then and was 95% of the time not able to call simple C++ instance methods.  Completely useless!!!

I filed a few bugs in Apple's Radar and tried to get the FSF guys to support Darwin in their GDB.  Some help in both cases, but nothing I could really use.

So, yesterday I decided to bite the bullet, install OpenSolaris again, use NDIS Wrapper for the Broadcom WiFi and to give the xorg-input-synaptics package of SFE a try for the touchpad.  The first one is working flawlessly, but only in 32-bit mode.  That means I can't test 64-bit HotSpot locally.  Well, I can live with that for some time.  I didn't have time to try the second one yet but I hope it works.

Glad to be back.

Syndicated 2009-10-02 15:14:58 (Updated 2009-10-02 22:14:58) from twisti's weblog

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