Adobe Reader on Solaris x86 coming in 2009!
After receiving hundreds of requests from users of Adobe Reader to release a version on Solaris x86 platform, here’s something all of you have been waiting to hear – yes, the decision to add this support has been taken and we’re planning to add Solaris x86 to our supported platforms list in the next release of Adobe Reader which might happen in 2009.
This was, of course, not a straightforward decision – there are lots of dependencies that we need to deal with, including third-party dependencies, platform limitations, internal and external dependencies and resource constraints. These constraints are not always apparent but have to be dealt with when a huge product like the Reader needs to be ported to a new platform.
As always, we’re keen on understanding the needs of the users of our product and to do as much as we possibly can. We would like to thank each one of you for persevering, and would request you to continue to provide us with valuable feedback about any and every aspect of the product to help us make it even better! And of course, thanks for your patience!
Update [25 March 2009]: Adobe Reader 9.1 has been released on Solaris x86 and OpenSolaris x86. Please refer this blog post for the release announcement.
On behalf of The Unix Reader Team