[OpenIndiana-discuss] [discuss] SPARC and Illumos

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Tue Sep 4 15:11:18 UTC 2012

I know somebody is working on it and said they might have something by 
the end of August so It may be any day now we will have a functioning 
sparc version of OI.

On 09/ 4/12 03:42 AM, DavidHalko wrote:
> Hello All!!!
> I was just wondering how this is coming along.
> I would like to see OI actually running! (it would not work on my last couple of laptops, so I have been unable to contribute much outside of wikipedia & blog updates.)
> I may be able to test on:
> - V100
> - V120
> - V240
> - Ultra60
> Are we close to the point where OI will boot under SPARC?
> I have some commercial SPARC apps I want to try, as well.
> This could be the first step to getting commercial isv support on Illumos, if the rest of the userland did not change too much!
> Just need a boot cd iso!
> Thanks, Dave
>> From: ?????? ?????? (Martin Bochnig) <martin at martux.org>
>> Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:43 AM
>> Subject: Re: [discuss] SPARC and Illumos
>> To: discuss at lists.illumos.org
>> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Brad Walker <bwalker at musings.com> wrote:
>>> Recently there was some talk about SPARC compatibility.
>>> I would like to make sure that Illumos continues to have proper SPARC
>>> compatibility and would like to volunteer to make this happen.
>>> I'm a long time Sun guy. When I lived in Silicon Valley, I had a 4/280
>>> with a Kennedy tape drive and a couple of SMD drives. I just couldn't
>>> keep dragging it around when I moved and so it is now been disposed
>>> of. Plus, the power bill was getting pretty large.
>>> Currently I have an Ultra 10, Sunblade 1000, Sunblade 2500, and a
>>> T2000. The Sunblade 2500 is my main home machine. When I need to use a
>>> PC, I run SunPCI3. So far this has served me well over the years. The
>>> T2000 is a new addition to the family and would like to retire the
>>> Sunblade 2500 as I migrate over to the T2000.
>>> So I guess you can say, that I've got a few machines that we can use.
>>> But, my question is: How do I get started with Illumos?
>>> Ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated.
>>> -brad w.
>> Hi all,
>> this project is still in its mysterious darkroom phase, which ends on
>> August 31st.
>>>  From then on it enters its o_p_e_n(indiana) phase.
>> And everybody is happily welcome to contribute.
>> I canceled my holidays and work on it 12 to 18 hours every weekday and weekend.
>> And I'm now sure, that the promised release date of August (for the
>> initial demo) can be met.
>> At the current moment it would be contra-productive to work in a team,
>> as the chatting, explaining and talking would prevent us from going
>> ahead.
>> Everybody has a different approach of working, but I hope you
>> understand that this is mine.
>> So please wait until August 31st, which is in 2 weeks, and therefore
>> in just a few felt "moments".
>> Time flies .......
>> And to keep you loyal SPARC fellows 2 weeks more patient, here is some
>> of the daily dog food that I enjoy to eat myself:
>> Build started Thu Aug 16 21:26:25 2012
>> Distribution name: OpenIndiana
>> Build Area dataset: magicspace/dc/20120816thu__0
>> Build Area mount point: /magicspace/dc/20120816thu__0
>> ==== im-pop: Image area creation
>> Initializing the IPS package image area:
>> /magicspace/dc/20120816thu__0/build_data/pkg_image
>> Setting preferred publisher: sparcoi
>>         Origin repository:
>> Verifying the contents of the IPS repository
>> Installing the designated packages
>> Uninstalling the designated packages
>> Setting post-install preferred publisher: sparcoi
>>         Origin repository:
>> Stopping at im-mod: Image area modifications
>> Build completed Thu Aug 16 23:11:27 2012
>> Build is successful.
>> ...
>> and
>> $ uname -a
>> SunOS  5.11 oi_151a_Initial_SPARC_OpenIndiana__with_cheers_from__Martin_Bochnig
>> sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-1000
>> So, again: Thanks for your offer to help.
>> Starting in two weeks a nice community project is available to you and us all.
>> regards,
>>    %martin
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
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Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Elmira College
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