“The Sun Cobalt was open-sourced by Sun Microsystems at the end of its product lifecycle in December of 2003. OffMyServer, a provider of custom built servers and storage solutions, sponsored the porting of the Cobalt RaQ software to the FreeBSD operating system. The open source project, codenamed RAQdevil, is focused on providing an interactive community to encourage developers that are interested in working to improve the software.”
Sun Cobalt Web Hosting Platform Ported to FreeBSD
2005-09-09 Oracle and SUN 10 Comments
Ah, the days of managing a rack of Cobalts…. Not something I want to relive…. :p
I have a few Cobalt RaQ4r with me and I love ’em.
The Cobalt OS is great, porting it over to FreeBSD is an awesome idea.
because I can build my own server with RaQDevil in it, do my own hosting.
Great job RaQ-Devil.
and thank you OSNews for bringing us this good news.
to break the Linux monopoly sure sounds good to me.
First Dtrace, now RAQdevil…..can’t wait for REAL Java on FreeBSD.
Well, it’s sort of ironic that I’m actually the one involved with both projects, but it’s true. By the way, “real” java does exist on FreeBSD — there’s ongoing work to get 1.5 working flawlessly, but I’ve never had a problem with 1.4 — /usr/ports/java/jdk14 works great for me.
Thanks for the kind words! I hope that people enjoy the software, and I certainly hope we can get a community set up (and that the community will help with development — there are definitely features that are lacking that have become somewhat standard in the last couple of years since Cobalt was EOLed).