Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Project Indiana, Sun Microsystems' Linux-like OpenSolaris effort, will begin shipping to developers before the end of October, the company announced Oct. 15 at its open-source summit press event here. The developer release will include Image Packaging System, a new package manager slated for inclusion in the next version of Solaris, but won't be back-ported to Solaris 10, the most recent version to ship, said Ian Murdock, Sun's chief operating systems platform strategist, in an address to the media. All of the technology developed under Project Indiana will be delivered through OpenSolaris going forward, he said. The full release is expected in March. More here.
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Gee a new package manager
by Wondercool on Wed 17th Oct 2007 00:24 UTC
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It's the 90's all over, the Unix Wars, or the not invented here syndrome.

Why do we need another package manager? We have Apt, Emerge, Rpm, Mandrake's system, and more.

Yes we are all supposed to scratch an itch in Open Software but this is like the early 90's and Unix had the opportunity to rule. But we lost out because every dist had it's own 'features'.

Stop the madness and start standardising!

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