[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

Guido Berhoerster gber at openindiana.org
Wed Feb 23 10:27:12 UTC 2011

* MATTHEW WILBY <matthewwilby at btinternet.com> [2011-02-23 10:06]:
> Good Morning,
> I've seen various people enquire about when we are going to release a SPARCiso.
> 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.....

Unfortunately you will still need to build "desktop"
consolidations such as JDS, which contain rather essential stuff
like Python.
Guido Berhoerster

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