[OpenIndiana-discuss] Fwd: [oi-dev] [call for testing] KPTI images

Priyadarshan oi at priyadarshan.com
Tue Mar 6 10:12:11 UTC 2018

On 2018-03-06 09:04, Alexander Pyhalov wrote:
> On 03/06/18 08:57 AM, Francis.D wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Download and install in Virtualbox. Installation process work 
>> perfectly,
>> Installation gimp, filezilla, inkscape, Libreoffice52 work with a repo
>> sfe.   Installation developer/gcc - gcc-49 build/cmake- cmake/src work 
>> but
>> when I tried to make a compilation of vlc 3.0.1 doesn't work. error 
>> message
>> gcc
>> Some basic software such as smplayer, vlc, clementine, yarock are 
>> missing
>> in the repository.
>> For multimedia, this is currently inadequate
>> basic hardware motherboard asus m5n, AMD Phenom x2 550, 4 go ram, ati 
>> 5450
>> video card,Sound card asus d1 (driver cmi8788) not found.
>> In the next few days, I'll try an installation on pc.
>> regard
> Hi.
> 1) Current testing is not related to multimedia, we want to know
> general user experience with new illumos-gate bits.
> 2) You can always use http://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster-encumbered/
> repository to get a basic set of multimedia packages (basically, vlc
> and gstreamer codecs).

> 3) If you find that some software is missing, nothing prvents you from
> adding it to oi-userland. There's always an issue - the more software
> we have, more power we need to support it. And with basic  team of 3-5
> men it's a big problem.

I am new to openindiana/illumos, and I was wondering the same. I 
understand openindiana can use NetBSD's pkgsrc.

Would it be best to contribute new packages directly to pkgsrc, so that 
they would hopefully be maintained by a more numerous team, and still 
benefitting openindiana (and illumos)?


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