[oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD

Garrett D'Amore garrett at nexenta.com
Tue Feb 22 17:22:33 UTC 2011

I think in general, the idea of swapping back and forth between
different versions of ONNV is not going to work out so well.

There are challenges related to dependencies between ON (or
illumos-gate) and the rest of the system, and having multiple moving
targets is going to be impractical for end-users or even distribution
builders to work with.

My read of Schillix-ON is that you want to build a different
distribution, with a different core (based on SVR4 as well it seems), so
you can tune your distro for the decisions you make around your fork of

While that's fine, I am not sure it is fair to ask either end-users or
distribution builders to cope with the notion of "swapping" a different
ON derivative out given the rather insane dependency graph that is
associated with ON.

	- Garrett

On Tue, 2011-02-22 at 16:37 +0000, Andrzej Szeszo wrote:
> On 02/22/11 15:32, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > We need to agree on a system that allows users to distinguish between the two
> > ONNV continuation projects Indiana and Schillix-ON.
> >
> As far as OpenIndiana distribution goes, we will probably be updating 
> kernel bootmsg with the name/version of the upstream osnet codebase.
> illumos based OI will display a message like below at boot:
> OpenIndiana Build oi_148a 64-bit (illumos fe7962c08d1d)
> Andrzej
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