Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 17:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The team at Sun behind OpenSolaris has unleashed OpenSolaris 2009.06 upon the world. This new release comes packed with new features, changes, improvements, and fixes, and is the first release of OpenSolaris for SPARC, adding support for UltraSPARC T1, T2 (Sun4v), and UltraSPARC II, III and IV (Sun4u). Read on for some of the improvements that stand out.
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RE[10]: Pay or run unstable
by gjoahnn on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Pay or run unstable"
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2009-06-02

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Backports of new software are a different kettle of fish, but people don't want to install the latest version of OpenSolaris just to get security updates. Every Linux distribution worth its salt is able to do that with its eyes shut.


OpenSolaris and Sun does back ports. Once again you have no idea what you are talking about.
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There are a few backports, mostly of unbundled products for 2008.11. There was not a single security update.
Here is a complete list of changes to the 2008.11 branch since November 2008:

* xvm was added
* xvm-gui was added
* storage-server updated
* amp-dev was updated twice
* webstackui was updated twice
* opends was added
* sunstudioexpress was updated

(source: http://pkg.opensolaris.org/release/feed )

The 2008.11 branch has accumulated quite a number of serious security vulnerabilities during that time period (see http://blogs.sun.com/security/category/alerts ). The more serious ones include e.g. Firefox, OpenSSL, and ipfilter. If you make claims, please back them up.

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