Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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fithisux
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I believe that they are way too fast to announce something. They didn't make a poll to ask for ideas.

But I don't think there are a viable amount of volunteers to keep up with all the code in the OS.


I agree but they can re use code. Fiasco.OC or Genode OS can re-use code at the kernel level. They can reimplement Opensolaris on top of them. L4Env is agood candidate and they can re-use LINUX-DDEkit or improve FREEBSD-DDEkit. They could also create their own OSOL-DDEkit. My take is to use directly IOKit and port all the drivers there but

1. I cannot estimate porting time since it uses mach and not L4 (possibly not that difficult)
2. Licencing is another setback.

You minimize the volunteers needed in such ways. This is what is traditionally done at the applications level.

Edited 2010-08-02 07:21 UTC

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