Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st May 2009 21:44 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "The number and gee-whizness of features Sun Microsystems is putting into updates to both the Solaris 10 commercial operating system and the related OpenSolaris development release of Solaris are slowing. That's the best indication that Nevada - the code name for Solaris Next or Solaris 11 or whatever you want to call it - is getting closer to release. Closer doesn't mean close, however. According to sources speaking to The Reg, Sun is quietly telling customers that Solaris 11 is targeted for launch sometime around the middle of 2010."
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RE[3]: :)
by darknexus on Sat 2nd May 2009 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Even if they were to fork it, and enough devs came onboard, it would still mean the end of Opensolaris as it exists now. The two codebases would diverge in a relatively short time, possibly marking the end of the cooperation between the two branches. Opensolaris would likely not get features from Oracle Solaris, and neither would Oracle's Solaris integrate much from Opensolaris, and thus would Opensolaris end in spirit if not in fact.
It was nice while it lasted. I'm hoping Oracle will surprise us, but I'm not holding my breath. There's really no advantage for their business by continuing to support anything related to Opensolaris, and I wouldn't be surprised to see new features in Solaris become proprietary.

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v RE[4]: :)
by 0brad0 on Sat 2nd May 2009 03:39 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
RE[5]: :)
by darknexus on Sat 2nd May 2009 05:36 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I don't care about OpenSolaris. Its a joke at best and might as well die.


You quoted my entire comment just to say that? So... you don't appreciate competition in the open source os ecosystem, then? The death of any open source platform I find to be a tragity, and Opensolaris especially so since there is a lot of really cool ideas in there. At least zfs and dtrace will be in FreeBSD, if everything else related to Opensolaris dies. But seeing a platform just really starting to open up only to be snapped up and probably closed again really stinks, especially one as well-designed as Solaris is.

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