Thursday, August 20, 2009

Long time no build

It's been quite some time without a build of SXCE that has been released outside of Sun. But SXCE build 121 is now available for download, the links are not updated yet but you can get it here.

It looks like there will be a preview build of OpenSolaris 2010.02 available later this week which will also be based on snv_121.

Among other things this build have LatencyTOP included and xVM is based on XEN 3.3.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Solaris 10 Update 8 (10/09) is coming

Another release of our workhorse Solaris 10 is near completion. I have dug up some of the enhancements from what's available outside of SWAN. There seems to be quite a bit of new stuff going into this release:
  • Turbo-charging SVr4 packaging (speed enhancements for install/patch/upgrade)
  • Zone parallel patching (already available by patch 119254-66)
  • Interrupt resource management
  • ZFS user/group quota
  • Wicked fast memstat
  • Extended VTOC (for booting from > 1TB disks)
  • NTP version 4
  • FMA support for intel Core i7
  • MPT driver enhancements
This will also be the first release that will be transferable into a S10 branded container in

All this is of course my own educated guesses based on what i could find outside of Sun, but I would be surprised if it is much different from what will be released.

Monday, August 3, 2009

OpenSolaris text based installer

After six weeks four interns have created a prototype of a text based installer for OpenSolaris. It's currently only for the X86 architecture, but it will probably be ported to SPARC® soon, it is planed to be included in the 2009.02 release.

The video presentation.

And I managed to find the ISO they created: