[OpenIndiana-discuss] I figured this deserved a separate thread
ndickinson.evans at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 14:54:24 UTC 2010
No you are correct, I've read it already.
This model worked for Redhat before it was split into 2 separate projects. I
figured why not skip a step.
On 4 November 2010 10:50, Jonathan Adams <t12nslookup at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Is OpenIndiana a desktop or a server operating system?
> As a clone of OpenSolaris, the answer is both: OpenIndiana will be a
> general-purpose operating system. However ... We intend to make
> OpenIndiana more suitable for use on servers, for example by
> introducing a minimal/server install option to the Caiman installer."
> "Why another OpenSolaris distribution when others like Nexenta,
> BeleniX & SchilliX exist?
> ... Our aim is to become the de-facto OpenSolaris distribution
> installed on production servers where security and bug fixes are
> required free of charge."
> From the OpenIndiana Website ... but maybe I'm reading this wrong.
> On 4 November 2010 14:33, 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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