[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 Express available

Gabriel de la Cruz gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 22:18:56 UTC 2010

Good question. It al depends in Oracle and what kind of follow up OI makes,
if Oracle release their sources from time to time it would be easier to roll
from one system to the other, but if nothing happens probably we end up with
very close systems in terms of functionality but without such mixed
flexibility. Could it be a good practice to install Openindiana before
Solaris11?, so there is a roll back option? difficult to answer... I guess
they will keep the possibility to upgrade from Opensolaris for a while...

I guess the hardest question for anyone now is to guess how to follow the
big red O... not so talkative... not very motivated to help... a bit like a
turtle... you can look at it and see what it does... but otherwise, no real
interaction. And no matter how much love you give to it... it doesn't change
a single bit... it will just keep on its own.

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Frank Middleton
<f.middleton at apogeect.com>wrote:

> On 11/16/10 13:15, Alex Viskovatoff wrote:
>  What we need to concentrate on is finding new contributors to the
>> OpenIndiana project.
> One wonders how large the pool of SPARC users is and, once Illumos
> compiles for SPARC, how many of them might be willing and/or able
> to contribute to OI (as opposed to helping to get Illumos to compile)?
> If a SPARC user updates snv134 to Solaris 11 Express, how hard
> will it be to subsequently migrate to OI when Illumos finally gets
> built for SPARC? I suppose the scenario is that there won't be much
> of OI ready to go at that point, so one would end up with an unholy
> mixture of Solaris Express and Illumos somehow, ready for a small
> army :-) of SPARC users to start building SPARC versions of  OI pkgs.
> Would it be best to keep an snv134 snapshot around to update to
> OI when the time comes since snv134 might be the only common
> branching point?
> Thanks -- Frank
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