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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by Jon Anderson on Fri 13th May 2005 13:46 UTC


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.


Agree with some of this. As someone has already pointed out,
Sun in the past has been criticised for keeping things new
in Solaris under it's hat. Well, with 10 we decided to be
a bit more vociferous about some of the technology that
we are working on and what we believe will be differentiators between ourselves and the competition. With
engineering being engineering this has backfired a little
bit. However, I can state categorically that ZFS and
the LAE DO exist. ZFS is in testing (you must understand we
HAVE to get this right, peoples lives depend on it). The
first iteration of the LAE will be available imminently for
customers wishing to try it out. I think it's fair to say
that Solaris 10 is still a landmark release even without
these two features. Opensolaris WILL happen and the Express
program is still a great way to see whats being integrated
into the next releases of Solaris. Oh, and it's still free.