Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 17:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The team at Sun behind OpenSolaris has unleashed OpenSolaris 2009.06 upon the world. This new release comes packed with new features, changes, improvements, and fixes, and is the first release of OpenSolaris for SPARC, adding support for UltraSPARC T1, T2 (Sun4v), and UltraSPARC II, III and IV (Sun4u). Read on for some of the improvements that stand out.
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RE: Pay or run unstable
by kaiwai on Mon 1st Jun 2009 19:41 UTC in reply to "Pay or run unstable"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

If I understand it correctly, one can only get security updates by either buy A subscription, or shift to the dev channel.
That's pay, or run unstable, no thanks.


There is a reason why someone marked your post down (I didn't do it btw) - there is no need to resort to blatant lying as to the support policy of the free version of OpenSolaris. OpenSolaris receives free security updates and on occasions free feature updates (if the security updates also bring features as well).

So you don't like OpenSolaris - good for you, but lying doesn't exactly bolster your case given that any credibility you might have had is now shot to pieces.

Edited 2009-06-01 19:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Pay or run unstable
by Formel1Hund on Mon 1st Jun 2009 20:07 in reply to "RE: Pay or run unstable"
Formel1Hund Member since:
2005-10-23

Why do you think i don't like Opensolaris, it's the missing updates I don't like, have a look at the last reply :

http://forums.opensolaris.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2872ସ

Why is Firefox not updated ?

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RE[3]: Pay or run unstable
by kaiwai on Mon 1st Jun 2009 20:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Pay or run unstable"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do you think i don't like Opensolaris, it's the missing updates I don't like, have a look at the last reply :

http://forums.opensolaris.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2872ସ

Why is Firefox not updated ?


Because a large and complex project just can't spin on a 1 cent piece.

They are meant to receive security updates - so maybe you should do something constructive and ask on the OpenSolaris mailing lists as to why it hasn't been updated; simply posting on here achieves nothing at all.

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RE[3]: Pay or run unstable
by Jondice on Mon 1st Jun 2009 20:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Pay or run unstable"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Your link

It is broken

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RE[2]: Pay or run unstable
by Jondice on Mon 1st Jun 2009 23:49 in reply to "RE: Pay or run unstable"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

I can verify that OpenSolaris does receive security updates in the release repository. It isn't a lot compared to linux, but this could be a combination of 5 reasons:

1) There aren't as many security wholes in core solaris packages

2) Solaris doesn't use as many bleeding edge packages like Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.

3) Solaris probably doesn't have as many packagers as these more popular linux distributions.

4) And every now and then of course, maybe there is some ignorance or slacking going on, as in the (possible) case of Firefox not being updated to the latest stable release.

5) There just aren't as many packages available for Solaris as there are for linux. This is changing though, but out of all the unix distros linux is still the most friendly for building out of the box stuff - simply because more people use it (devs and end-users alike). Ideally apps would compile without too much difficulty on any UNIX, but there are so many reasons why this may not be the case in reality.

In any case, I would not be too upset over the current state of opensolaris updates.

Edited 2009-06-01 23:49 UTC

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