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Operating System Certification - Present List

  Philippe Defert IT/DIS


As stated in CNL 224, here is the list of various versions of UNIX which we certify as working correctly with the CERN-recommended libraries, tools and utilities as of January, 1999:

We are currently trying to certify a new version of HP-UX but, because of technical problems, we cannot give any release date now. This version will probably be based on HP-UX 10.20 ACE3 (which is necessary for some recent hardware) and will probably include NFS version 3 and many patches, including the ones needed for Year 2000 compliance.

The introduction of Digital UNIX 4.0.d even though advisable (Year 2000 compliance) was a bit delayed but we hope to assign resources to do it in the next months.

For those interested in the certification process, it is described in the Web page:

http://wsspinfo.cern.ch/file/certified.html

The latest news on the certification procedure are always published in the newsgroups associated with each UNIX flavour (for example cern.linux, etc.) and summarised in the Web page listed above and in each coming CNL.