[OpenIndiana-discuss] SPARC-OpenIndiana Screenshots

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 14:18:46 UTC 2012

I have a Sun Blade 2500 (red, XVR-1200 graphics) available for testing, and
I may be able to convince one of my colleagues to fire up a Sun Fire V240
that I gave him to try with this as well, if you like, Martin. There is
still plenty of sun4u hardware out there that would love to test OI on. :)

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM, Martin Bochnig <martin at martux.org> wrote:

> Dear SPARC fellows,
> I apologize the repeated delays.
> If you fix a, b and c you forget that this breaks d.
> SMF complicated life (instead of making it easier).
> And let's not talk about IPS   ...
> Here some screenshots from just now.
> One of the recent annoying stoppers is or was, that JDS would _almost_
> load fully, but then crash itself and therefore cause openXsun to
> stop.
> Some problem with the gnome-keyring daemon somehow not willing to
> communicate with dbus, although dbus is running fine, even svcs says
> that!
> Now I took 10 versions of solaris.zlib from a week ago and tried to
> nfs-mount it over /usr the the booted LiveDVD's ramdisk. And after
> some hours I found now one version, that works. But now Firefox loads,
> but you cannot enter any URL.
> And another problem: If I simply take a week-old version of
> solaris.zlib (/usr), then this removes the other workarounds from
> /usr, that I put in place durin the week.
> And creating a new 10GB solaris and gzip-9 compress it to 3GB  takes 6
> hours (and I consider this quick).
> The complexity of such an OS is quite deep.
> If you want all these bugs, rather that sill wait, pls. let me know.
> Then I can offer the current instable alpha version via dyndns.
> <<Screenshot.png (image/png) 590K>>
> <<Screenshot-1.png (image/png) 359K>>
> <<Screenshot-2.png (image/png) 364K>>
> p.s. I will not allow, that OI dies!
> If nobody else wants to keep it alive, I will ensure that we can run
> the servers from my home.
> Can switch from 20MBit to VDSL 50MBit.
> If illumos wants another reference distro, I do not care.
> We here will keep OI alive, okay?   ;-)

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