[oi-dev] OI in a good PATH?

Lou Picciano loupicciano at comcast.net
Sun Mar 4 23:46:40 UTC 2012


I feel I should chime in at this point... The issue(s) Andrew raises are ones you and I discussed, well into the wee hours on Saturday. 

I wasn't kidding, telling you that things were quiet on a Friday night because people were off working on the project* - literally. In fact, some of them are putting in most of their free waking hours, it seems to me. Having said that, I trust it will indicate something to you about the community that, already, you've gotten help from several of the most capable people here (a group I certainly don't include myself in, btw!) *I myself just put in (another) big chunk of (yet another) weekend to work on our userland. 

After our conversation, I'd like to hold you to your commitment to me to stick with it. The project we've taken on is huge, and we're committed to seeing it through. There is a learning curve; in fact, there are a few - so be prepared. (I find myself on a new one nearly every week). We'd welcome your involvement, and your energy. 

Lou Picciano 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Stormont" <andyjstormont at gmail.com> 
To: "OpenIndiana Developer mailing list" <oi-dev at openindiana.org> 
Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2012 6:15:18 PM 
Subject: Re: [oi-dev] OI in a good PATH? 


The issue is not that we're all half-asleep but that we're suffering from 
a chronic lack of resources. What you have to understand is we're still 
very much dependant on what Oracle has left us with, and until that is 
resolved we won't be making any real strides forwards. Any help would be 
greatly appreciated. 


On 04/03/2012 22:17, "simple w8" <simplew8 at gmail.com> wrote: 

>Im a guy thats in linux world since mandrake 8.0 and always used linux 
>rpm based distros, but this time i was going for a change and enter in 
>the OpenIndiana/Solaris world, but that has proven to be impossible. 
>I was unable to boot and install OpenIndiana in my HD, mainly because 
>when booting Oi was not able to recognise my primary graphic card. 
>I have a clevo W150HRM based notebook wich haves an ?Intel(R) Core(TM) 
>i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz, and thsi machines come with 2 graphic cards: 
>- Intel Corporation|Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller 
>[DISPLAY_VGA] (vendor:8086 device:0126 subv:1558 subd:1500) (rev: 09) 
>- nVidia Corporation|Device 0dce [DISPLAY_VGA] (vendor:10de 
>device:0dce subv:1558 subd:1500) (rev: a1) 
>and the Xorg stuff (which is too old, thus not providing proper 
>configuration) fails to load the main graphic card. 
>I did asked to Triskelios (which provided a great help) but with some 
>tweaks was only possible to boot X into twm with 3 xterm windows. 
>Triskelios also notested that there was not a driver got my ethernet 
>card "JMicron Technology Corp.|JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
>Controller [NETWORK_ETHERNET] (vendor:197b device:0250 subv:1558 
>subd:1500) (rev: 05)", another problem that major distros dont fail. 
>Regarding all this was not possible to me to use OI, and im using a 
>machine which is almost one year old and even so theres no drivers for 
>some hardware, so how can it be possible for a distro continuing 
>surviving being so outdated??? 
>The feeling i have is that is missing some development roamap, some 
>directives to follow, to keep the distro updated, and it was very 
>surprising to me to see that there KDE was not available, and this are 
>very important sides that should be taken care so that the distro 
>could atract users. 
>Im sending this mail to act as some mind awakening, if OI wants to 
>survive it must change PATH or will die, i just hope some can change 
>and things can go for the best. 
>Best regards, 
>OI Fan 
>oi-dev mailing list 
>oi-dev at openindiana.org 

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