[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

MATTHEW WILBY matthewwilby at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 23 10:29:34 UTC 2011

ok, more things to build.....

Interestingly SFW_160 contains Perl 5.10.

From: Guido Berhoerster <gber at openindiana.org>
To: OpenIndiana Developer mailing list <oi-dev at openindiana.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 10:27:12
Subject: Re: [oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

* 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 
> What I'd like to propose is that we work towards preparing a dev text 
> 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 
> we need to make a decision about where we are going with the SPARC 

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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