After the recent removal of Solaris 12 from the Solaris road map inspired much speculation on the future of Solaris, Oracle has finally published a blog post detailing the cause of the removal, and the future of Solaris
Oracle Solaris is moving to a continuous delivery model using more frequent updates to deliver the latest features faster, while fully preserving customer and ISV qualification investment in the vast array of ISV applications available on Oracle Solaris 11 today. New features and functionality will be delivered in Oracle Solaris through dot releases instead of more disruptive major releases, consistent with trends seen throughout the industry.
In addition, support for current versions of Solaris 11 has been extended to beyond 2030.
The actual updated roadmap is light on details, though, but it does appear that Solaris at least isn’t dead just yet.
It’s to create new synergies with their already well developed continuous gouging model.