Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th May 2005 07:20 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has delayed the release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its latest version of the Solaris operating system. Eric Schrock, a Solaris kernel programmer, said on his blog in April that he's "completely redesigning the ZFS commands from the ground up" after finding some deficiencies.
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Re: RE: So no OpenSolaris Yet (again) then?
by David on Fri 13th May 2005 12:17 UTC

Yes, got a problem buddy?

Yes. Where's this Open Solaris open source community that was supposed to be involved in such things? If all they're going to do is give previews of things through Solaris Express (which isn't the same thing) then Open Solaris is essentially pointless. I look forward to the boy crying wolf again at the end of June, and having a look at just what happens.

We've got two much, much hyped, and not delivered, features that everyone at Sun was praising to the hills only for us to discover that they simply don't exist. It is clear now that Janus certainly does not exist at all. Considering that these two features were supposedly a centre-piece of Solaris 10, and they're not there, that basically means that Solaris 10 was never released.

And of Janus, he added, "We are about to release a technology preview of the Linux Application Environment for Solaris, with the goal of getting customer feedback on the best approach to this complex problem."

Which means it doesn't exist and never has done even when Schwartz and others were mouthing off about it, and they now want feedback on how to implement it?! Unbelievable.

Suppose a potential customer, however remote that chance is, had picked up on Schwartz's and other Sun peoples' comments and said "I want to run the stuff I've got on Red Hat Linux on Solaris 10 tomorrow. Where's this Janus?" What on Earth would Sun have said? Do you think it would have convinced that customer to actually move from Red Hat, or someone else, to Solaris? Not a bit of it.

Sun really are full of a lot of the brown stuff at times, and I simply don't see why because it isn't necessary. They're a company that lets their mouths run away with them without having thought things through properly.