Use of the Solaris operating system in astronomy has decreased significantly in the last 10 years. Therefore, Gemini is considering no longer distributing Solaris binaries for public tools such as PIT and OT in order to simplify software development and focus on the more widely used systems. We are soliciting feedback from users about the potential impacts of this change. If you or your institution still uses Solaris machines and requires Solaris (SPARC) versions of the PIT and OT, then please inform Bryan Miller via email (bmiller at gemini.edu) by September 1, 2011. Solaris support would not end before June 2012 and the announcement will be made at least four months in advance.
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