Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 08:16 UTC, submitted by vermaden
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Build 78 of Solaris Express Community is now available. This represents the work done in the OpenSolaris community over roughly the past two weeks. The announcement with download link is available from the OpenSolaris Forums. If you're new to Solaris/OpenSolaris, you may be interested in trying out the Project Indiana Preview release."
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Great news!
by chekr on Tue 4th Dec 2007 08:57 UTC
chekr
Member since:
2005-11-05

The last few releases have been really exciting with new things like XVM(http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/xen/) and CIFS Server(http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/cifs-server/)

I look forward to trying these new features!

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stupid registration
by Fergy on Tue 4th Dec 2007 09:47 UTC
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

And you still have to register to get the iso. I thought they had learned that that sucks.

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RE: stupid registration
by Adurbe on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:13 UTC in reply to "stupid registration"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Hardly the grandest of tasks

People happily give away their life history on facebook yet not a username and password to sun for a free os..

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RE[2]: stupid registration
by DittoBox on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE: stupid registration"
DittoBox Member since:
2005-07-08

Yet that has nothing to do with this guys beef does it? If he's not on facebook your point doesn't apply.

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RE: stupid registration
by SReilly on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:21 UTC in reply to "stupid registration"
SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

Yeah, it does blow. But if you follow the Project Indiana link, you can get a developer preview without registration. Its also got a better integrated Gnome desktop which IMO makes all the difference for a test system.

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RE: stupid registration
by FunkyELF on Tue 4th Dec 2007 14:57 UTC in reply to "stupid registration"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

http://www.10minutemail.com

Edited 2007-12-04 14:58

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RE[2]: stupid registration
by BBlalock on Tue 4th Dec 2007 16:29 UTC in reply to "RE: stupid registration"
BBlalock Member since:
2006-01-15

Eh, the site you linked to gives me a proxy error.

www.mailinator.com is a good site for throwaway email addresses. No registration or anything required.

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RE: stupid registration
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Dec 2007 16:24 UTC in reply to "stupid registration"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

There is a reason for that; SXCE still has third party code in there which needs you to accept a licence before you can download the code.

This issue has been explained many times - its getting to the point of as being as stupid as those who go on about SkyOS and whether it should be opensourced.

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...still not fixed
by FunkyELF on Tue 4th Dec 2007 14:56 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

Every time I read something about OpenSolaris I go and check the bug that prevents me from booting it on my non-sse machine.

http://bugs.opensolaris.org/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6332924

I don't know how many states there are but it finally changed states to "8-Fix Available".
Looks like I'll have to wait for snv_80 though.

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Irrelevant
by ebasconp on Tue 4th Dec 2007 15:25 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

OpenSolaris is a great community and they are doing a very amazing job, but I do not see the relevance of build 78 comparing to build 77 or build 79 so I do not see the need for a news entry for that.

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It's not available
by hraq on Tue 4th Dec 2007 16:44 UTC
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

I checked now and they don't have it, they just have v 77. and by the way v 76 and 77 are not bootable! even after I checked md5sum of the resulting file

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RE: It's not available
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Dec 2007 17:40 UTC in reply to "It's not available"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I checked now and they don't have it, they just have v 77. and by the way v 76 and 77 are not bootable! even after I checked md5sum of the resulting file


I hope you haven't downloaded the 3 individual files, unzipped them and wrote the three files to three individual cds - because if you have, you're the prime example of a person who did not read the instructions.

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RE[2]: It's not available
by hraq on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE: It's not available"
hraq Member since:
2005-07-06

No Mr
I am a system administrator and I know that I have to use cat file1 file2 file3 > final_file.iso from console session

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RE[3]: It's not available
by Doc Pain on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's not available"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I am a system administrator and I know that I have to use cat file1 file2 file3 > final_file.iso from console session"

That's simplest UNIX basics, as well as reading documentation, which he should not be afraid of or too lazy for. By the way, how would a "Windows" user do something similar to the "cat trick"? :-)

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RE[4]: It's not available
by hraq on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's not available"
hraq Member since:
2005-07-06

use xcopy command

or more precisely

copy /b file1 + file2 + file3 + file4 + file5 file.iso

Edited 2007-12-04 23:33

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RE[5]: It's not available
by Doc Pain on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's not available"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Thanks for this completition, I just had to obey to an inner affect of humor, so my previous post was to be read for entertainment purposes only. :-)

I still know this command from times when I had to transfer files between a DOS and a UNIX machine where the file size exceeded the floppy disk capacity, so I used split and cat on the UNIX side, and on DOS, as you mentioned, copy /b and ... hmmm, I think DOS didn't have a split command, so I wrote one on my own... ah yes, and TAR.EXE. :-)

Now you just would have to tell a "Windows" user how to access the command line and how to use it. :-)

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What is the future of SXCE/SXDE?
by ManishChaks on Tue 4th Dec 2007 18:41 UTC
ManishChaks
Member since:
2007-04-24

What place would SXCE have in the scheme of things, from Sun's perspective? Would SXCE give way to Indiana once it is stable enough? Would it not be a headache for Sun to maintain/release/support SXCE/SXDE and Indiana?

Wonder what Ian Murdock has to say about this?

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sergiusens Member since:
2007-09-01

This is the hottest topics on the discussion lists (you can check them through jive: http://opensolaris.org/os/discussions/)

I've read them, but still confused as to what is really going to happen.

So my conclusions were:
1- I need to learn how to really read.
2- Others need to learn how to write
3- On time communication is a must, and that wasn't the case with this topic (if this isn't the case '1' should be root cause of all confusions :-P)

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

As I understand it, Project Indiana is set to become "the" OpenSolaris distro, along the lines of OpenSUSE and Fedora, I guess. SXCE/SXDE will only be for those people who need the extra Sun stuff (whereby as far as I can tell the only things you can't download and install on Indiana yourself are CDE and StarOffice, correct me if I'm wrong). So who knows? Maybe the Community Edition will pretty much disappear while the Developer Edition lives on? They'll probably just gauge demand and take any decision-making from there.

P.S. I know that Indiana is more comfortable to the majority of Gnome users, but am I the only one that actually *likes* the layout/feel of Java Desktop System?

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I want to try opensolaris
by Tweek on Wed 5th Dec 2007 03:28 UTC
Tweek
Member since:
2006-01-12

I want to test it for the purposes of a real colocated server.

Which should I try? Community, devloper etc?

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Honk! Honk!
by Weeman on Wed 5th Dec 2007 19:33 UTC
Weeman
Member since:
2006-03-20

Until some time ago, Indiana was supposed to be the community distro whereas SXCE/SXDE was supposed to be a running beta of Solaris 11.

There's talk that Sun's management is being dicks again and shuffling everything because of marketing reasons or whatever.

My another theory of mine is that someone picked up something the wrong way when he learned that SXCE will share the same installer stuff, and as such probably ipkg, as Indiana.

Edited 2007-12-05 19:36

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