[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer
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Wed Feb 23 14:33:22 UTC 2011
See Jon Tibble and Martin Bochnig for more extendibility.
Create SPARC distro fundamentally based on oi_148a (02/23/11) ISO.
Anything SPARC related is considered 'server only' now. Text installer and a CD iso for minimal supported SPARC server hardware.
All workstation/desktop SPARC capabilities is considered minimized supported work. Sys admin can grab XNV/JDS from IPS.
~ Ken Mays
--- On Wed, 2/23/11, Alasdair Lumsden <alasdairrr at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Alasdair Lumsden <alasdairrr at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer
> To: "OpenIndiana Developer mailing list" <oi-dev at openindiana.org>
> Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7:32 AM
> Hi Matt,
> That's a really good idea.
> My only concern with your proposal is that you're biting
> off a lot of
> work in one go. As gber has pointed out there's quite a bit
> involved in
> getting the latest stuff working together (such as Illumos,
> perl 5.10,
> JDS, etc).
> It might be worth you re-creating oi_148 but for SPARC.
> That would be
> very useful for a lot of people, and serve as a first step
> for doing the
> next chunk of work.
> In theory if you were to apply gber's JDS patches and
> follow the
> documentation things should go fairly smoothly, and if you
> do get stuck
> help will be available more easily as its re-creating
> something that was
> done on x86.
> Does that sound of interest?
> On 02/23/11 09:06 AM, MATTHEW WILBY wrote:
> > Good Morning,
> > I've seen various people enquire about when we are
> going to release a
> > SPARC iso.
> > What I'd like to propose is that we work towards
> preparing a dev text
> > installer, using Illumos and incorporating the the
> hard work done on
> > g11n, and a recent build of SFW etc. I think most
> people are using SPARC
> > based servers as opposed to workstations, so I suspect
> XNV/JDS can
> > follow at a later date if there is interest.
> > I believe it's important to get a *development*
> release out the door to
> > allow people to test on the SPARC platform to provide
> feedback, generate
> > additional interest and give people an alternative to
> Oracle tax.
> > I'm not suggesting this should be a stable release.
> I'm not sure what
> > consolidation versions should be used.
> > As I commented on IRC last night I'm willing to put in
> the effort to
> > help get this done, but will need some guidance along
> the way.
> > Bad idea or not, I'm hoping that this will get a
> conversation going as I
> > believe we need to make a decision about where we are
> going with the
> > SPARC platform.....
> > :-)
> > Cheers,
> > Matt (Wilbs)
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