[OpenIndiana-discuss] I figured this deserved a separate thread

Nathan Evans ndickinson.evans at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 14:43:59 UTC 2010

I think Guido, our friend Jonathan means that not unlike alot of other
distrobutions of UNIX-like
operating systems, it might be a good idea to create a Desktop and A server

This is not a horrible idea, like the fedora/Redhat projects respectively.

However the SXDE/Solaris model functions in that respect for the server.

we'll leave it up to the IOGC, we can use this thread for suggestions and
hopefully they read them.

On 4 November 2010 10:33, Guido Berhoerster <gber at openindiana.org> wrote:

> * Jonathan Adams <t12nslookup at gmail.com> [2010-11-04 15:11]:
> > not that my $0.02 is worth much, but Illumos and OpenIndiana, although
> > connected are separate entities.
> >
> > If you compare this to Linux, Illumos is the kernel and OpenIndiana is
> > a distribution.
> >
> > Additionally, OpenIndiana was set up to be a server distribution with
> > emphasis on apps needed to get the server running ... that is why it
> > was set up.
> >
> > We'd need to look into creating a Desktop/Laptop Solaris Distro to
> > have all the usability tweaks and wifi/bluetooth changes where they
> > belong.  At that point only will it really be worthwhile having this
> > conversation.
> No, OpenIndiana both targets Desktops and Server, it is just
> that OpenSolaris somewhat neglected the latter and OpenIndiana
> aims to correct that.
> It is planned to improve the user experience and package
> additional software and this might e.g.  also lead to the
> availability of additional desktop environments such as XFCE or
> KDE. In the end OI will hoepfully be more attractive to both
> Server and Desktop use that OpenSolaris ever was.
> > For the Distribution (OpenIndiana) I would suggest trying to follow
> > the example of Ubuntu in having a regular build and maybe a LTS every
> > 18 months to 2 years (in a similar way to Solaris10 update N)
> It is planned to both provide regular development snapshots and
> to branch off free and supported stable versions in regular
> intervals.
> --
> Guido Berhoerster
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