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[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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"The problem is that currently they're still hugely dependent on Oracle for i18n in libc and they've yet to create a compatible replacement."

Exactly. And, that will Not be easy to pull off.

Good luck to them if they do try it.


True, good luck - unless illumos are happy to break compatibility as so far as binary compatibility, it'll end up being a 'highway to hell" chasing something that'll making it even more difficult.

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