[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 Express
Gabriel de la Cruz
gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 14:50:54 UTC 2010
Hathan's comment is good.
Cant agree more.
I think that a well integrated software stack, including postgreSQL, will
drive adoption. It is important that software pieces plug nicely and easily
with each other and with the base system, ensuring a good performance out of
the box. That kind of comfort steps are greatly appreciated, but this was
already there with Opensolaris, so we just need to redefine the stack
towards opensource tools, and make them as easily pluggable.
We have an amazing tool, performing extremely well, and adding many valuable
features to whatever software you are running, PostgreSQL is a nice example,
together with ZFS, Dtrace, or even all the network virtualizations tools, it
makes a perfect match. Now, a distribution model, a nicely integrated
software stack, and a decent branding are important steps to follow.
I was a purely gentoo user for many years, building the complete environment
from scratch was excellent in order to fit the base system to the
applications as best as possible, but I ave to admit that starting from the
Opensolaris base, I can focus on a more creative integration at a different
level, and much faster. All the base tools are already there, so a "comfort"
stack over such a strong base is something greatly appreciated, for whatever
kind of admin.
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Nathan Evans <ndickinson.evans at gmail.com>wrote:
> I copied the above message to it's own thread I didn't spell check it or
> anything .
> On 4 November 2010 08:07, Nathan Evans <ndickinson.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Who cares who can sue who,
> > Well, the problem is here how do we market OpenIndiana and all this open
> > source software effectively, how do we grow the community in a positive
> > meaningful way. How to we make OpenIndiana & Illumos viable alternatives
> > brands that people can trust.
> > The 33 people who left OpenOffice is a step toward disaster if we don't
> > build these brands what we'll have is another OpenVMS....
> > We need to find a distribution model that works, and a software stack
> > people can trust. The fact that we already have an AMAZING platform is a
> > better starting point then most have. We have what was once dubbed 'The
> > advanced operating system in the world' we want to keep it that way.
> > In my very humble opinion OpenIndiana should be used as our 'cutting/
> > bleeding edge' and Illumous as our stable production. When they
> > both become that way. Similar to the old SXDE/Solaris model except
> > unrestricted. People dislike change, so lets follow a formula they are
> > currently familiar with.
> > Once we have something going I'm sure a big company who will remain
> > nameless at this point will look at our work and sponsor our little
> > community.
> > Mind you this is just an idea I had, let me know what you think, I enjoy
> > the feed back.
> > On 4 November 2010 06:13, Christopher Chan <
> > christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> >> On Thursday, November 04, 2010 04:19 PM, BM wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Christopher Chan
> >>> <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> >>>> When PostgreSQL will give PHBs a warm fuzzy feeling because there is
> >>>> somebody to sue/take responsibility if something goes wrong.
> >>> Meaning, support papers? I think http://www.enterprisedb.com/ is
> >>> easier to sue than entire Snorcle. :-)
> >> They have their work cutout for them then. Replace all Oracle DBs out
> >> there with Postgresql!
> >> Guess who would love the fact they are easier to sue...
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