[OpenIndiana-discuss] How to help if you are not developer: Re: "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns"

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Tue Sep 11 19:22:13 UTC 2012

On Tue, 11 Sep 2012, Milan Jurik wrote:
> And probably other things which do not come to my mind just now.
> Documentation was always good thing in Solaris, we had team of dedicated
> people working on it. Do you think it is good area for you?

It would be useful to build up a comparison matrix of top packages in 
the Debian Popularity Contest (http://popcon.debian.org/) and compare 
these packages to the ones that OpenIndiana currently offers to make 
sure that OpenIndiana is not ignoring popular packages which might 
easily compile and be useful on OpenIndiana.

Also useful to look at each package that OpenIndiana currently offers 
and see how much out of date it is and what newer release version the 
package could be updated to to without causing harm (e.g. can it work 
with libraries that OpenIndiana already provides).

Lastly, the CVEs (security alerts) applicable to OpenIndiana should be 
collected so that it can be known which applications have important 
security issues.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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