[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Thu Feb 24 10:39:45 UTC 2011

Albert Lee <trisk at opensolaris.org> wrote:

> 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.

Martin told me that he created drivers that allow to even show flash videos 
on the frame buffers from recent sparc workstasions and e.g. a T1.


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