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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RE: Zombie Solaris
by Dubhthach on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 19:08 UTC in reply to "Zombie Solaris"
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There is a difference between OpenSolaris the project and the "Opensolaris Distro" (what used to be called Project Indiana). There was a huge amount of controversy in the community when the "Indiana distro" was rebranded as OpenSolaris. As it caused confusion. The dev repo is currently stuck at b134 which was suppose to be used for "OpenSolaris 2010.03" distro. However they have continued to do drops of Opensolaris codebase. For example you can download the code for B145 and compile it yourself. The project is still running at full steam internally from what I can see. Given that it will produce Nevada (Solaris 11) they just don't seem to be releasing pre-compiled code for the Indiana distro.

http://dlc.sun.com/osol/on/downloads/b145/

At the moment it looks like Oracle are pursing a Redhat like strategy. They make the code available but don't release a free binary distro. Instead you will end up paying for Solaris 11 like you have to do for RHEL. What we need is a Centos of the Solaris ecosystem. Illumos appears to fit this niche.

As you can see looking at the build flagdays there is alot going on when it comes to code commits.
http://static.opensolaris.org/on/flagdays/146-150.html

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