[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

Albert Lee trisk at opensolaris.org
Wed Feb 23 17:30:18 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:06 AM, MATTHEW WILBY
<matthewwilby at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I've seen various people enquire about when we are going to release a SPARC
> iso.
> 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.

Additionally, SPARC graphics support is extremely limited so the
desktop target will primarily be Sun Ray and other remote sessions. It
is probably possible to omit all of XNV, but JDS provides core
software including Python.

> 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.

Yes, this can be considered fairly important.

> I'm not suggesting this should be a stable release. I'm not sure what
> consolidation versions should be used.

I have confidence we can reproduce builds for 148.


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