Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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GNU Userland
by FunkyELF on Tue 15th Apr 2008 23:27 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

In the slide showing on that picture it says GNU Userland...
There was a whole project, dunno if it was Nextenda, or Belenix, or some other one.
Whichever one it was, what does this mean now that Sun is going that route?

BTW, I hate Solaris's find and grep so much that every time I need to do some work on a Solaris machine at work I have a little tarbal that I copy over into my local directory (no root access) and use that has gnu findutils and gnu grep

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RE: GNU Userland
by lemur2 on Wed 16th Apr 2008 00:30 in reply to "GNU Userland"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

In the slide showing on that picture it says GNU Userland...
There was a whole project, dunno if it was Nextenda, or Belenix, or some other one.
Whichever one it was, what does this mean now that Sun is going that route?

BTW, I hate Solaris's find and grep so much that every time I need to do some work on a Solaris machine at work I have a little tarbal that I copy over into my local directory (no root access) and use that has gnu findutils and gnu grep


I think you are thinking of Nexenta.

http://www.nexenta.org/os

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RE: GNU Userland
by s_groening on Wed 16th Apr 2008 08:38 in reply to "GNU Userland"
s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

It doesn't really mean that much, I think.
The Nexenta project seems to aim towards Nexenta Core becoming an official Debian/GNU port to the Open Solaris kernel.

http://www.nexenta.org/os/CollaborationWithDebian

This is by no means Sun's wishes for the future of its Open Solaris distribution, known as Project Indiana.
What Sun seems to wish for i more like a reshaping of certain parts of Solaris/Open Solaris to make it behave more as expected by users of 'modern Unix-like OSs'.

This involves better a userland, a modern package manager and an up to date installation of Gnome instead of the Sun branded 'Java Desktop System' or CDE.

Edited 2008-04-16 08:40 UTC

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RE: GNU Userland
by Weeman on Wed 16th Apr 2008 10:19 in reply to "GNU Userland"
Weeman Member since:
2006-03-20

In the slide showing on that picture it says GNU Userland...
There was a whole project, dunno if it was Nextenda, or Belenix, or some other one.
Whichever one it was, what does this mean now that Sun is going that route?

Solaris has multiple userlands for a while. Which one gets used just depends if they're in front of the rest of the PATH env variable or not.

Developer Preview 1 had /usr/gnu/bin in front, apparently with the coming May release, you can chose during install.

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