Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:18 UTC, submitted by Rob Shepherd
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun has released Solaris 10 11/06 today. Internally, we called this 'Update 3'. The biggie features for this update are Trusted Extensions and Secure by Default. Yes, all of the security features you loved back in Trusted Solaris, are now standard as part of Solaris 10. This isn't just for the feds either. Banks love it. Wall St. loves it. Corporations that need to follow Sarbanes-Oxley love it." Get it here, a what's new guide is also available.
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RE: package system
by trinitrotolueen on Tue 12th Dec 2006 08:50 UTC in reply to "package system"
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You can always deploy pkgsrc [] there and benefit from about 5500 ports ready to install and run.

5500? Ubuntu has 20000+

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RE[2]: package system
by dagw on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:29 in reply to "RE: package system"
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And we all know that the measure of an OS is total number of packages available, with no focus on how many of those packages actually work and do something useful

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RE[2]: package system
by danieldk on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:59 in reply to "RE: package system"
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5500? Ubuntu has 20000+

You can't just compare those absolute numbers. Ubuntu and Debian split up a lot of software in multiple packages. E.g. most libraries are split up in normal and -dev packages, and sometimes there are also -doc packages. pkgsrc seldomly splits up software in different packages.

Besides that pkgsrc supports far more platforms and operating systems (e.g. Net/Free/OpenBSD, GNU/Linux, Solaris, Interix, Darwin, IRIX, AIX, and DragonFly). Even if it has a smaller number of packages, it is nice to have one package system across so many platforms.

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RE[3]: package system
by aliquis on Wed 13th Dec 2006 07:33 in reply to "RE[2]: package system"
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Yeah just to bad not all packages from pkgsrc EXIST for Solaris, and most/many are probably very outdated, there are no kde port and so on. Also to bad Sun can't just get an official package manager and servers which everyone could use instead of Blastwave, Sunfreeware and pkgsrc where the first one doesn't have (atleast had) the source code available for all the packages in some easy to use way, the second one isn't easy to use and the later one lacks packages which the other two has.

Over all it's way to few packages, to little people involved, a crappy experience to use, outdated versions and just pure shit.

This, the not working ekiga, no recent KDE port and the fact that the UI just feels slow when my system uses the HDD a little and that Sun Audio sucks and no applications are built with OSS support is major show stoppers for me. To bad since much of the OS seems and is awesome, good for servers but make a very crappy desktop.

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RE[2]: package system
by vermaden on Tue 12th Dec 2006 13:29 in reply to "RE: package system"
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5500? Ubuntu has 20000+

You stand for quantity not quality?

can You deploy ubuntu package system on Solaris to be fully functional?

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