[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer
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
> 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
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