Stefan Schneider about the Solaris 11 Compatibility Checker

Just got a mail from Stefan Schneider, the developer of the compatibility toolkit, describing what the compatibility tester is really for:

Being the project owner of the tool: Oracle takes extreme care that previous investments of software partners in Solaris 10 will be protected. The tool is spotting fairly extreme corner cases of usage of private or deprecated interfaces and commands. The tool tracks the delta of Solaris 10 (318000 files) to Solaris 11 Express at a command and symbol level. This is about common change management with a strong focus on frame work version creep and end of life of components which are outdated for more than a decade. A few examples and their mitigation are getting discussed here: