[oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD

Alasdair Lumsden alasdairrr at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 20:33:46 UTC 2011

Hi Joerg,

On 22 Feb 2011, at 17:57, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> Anyway, the upshot of all these changes is that it will be increasingly
> difficult for a distribution maintainer to manage the increasing
> divergence in the forks.  We already have that problem with upstream
> OpenSolaris -- and its only going to get worse.  Adding another degree
> of freedom would only significantly complicate the problem, and IMO
> without much benefit to the distribution builders or the maintainers.
> It would be more practical (from their standpoint) to ask them whether
> they should choose a different upstream kernel to standardize on than
> illumos.  Of course, I have a vested interest in seeing illumos succeed,
> and I believe that there is a lot more momentum behind illumos than
> Schillix-ON -- but the OpenIndiana guys are free to elect differently.

We concur with Garrett on this - forking Schillix-ON fragments the community and is bad for everyone. This has always been our opinion.

We're happy to discuss technical aspects of working on components of OS/Net, or collaborate, but at this time we are not looking to make any concessions in OI to support installation of Schillix-ON. We already have a lot to work on without more distractions.



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