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 Solaris.next.
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.
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.
I've been using Unix, mainly Solaris for over 15 years. While Solaris was open I tried to be part of the community with this blog and by filing bugs and debugging.
During the days I work with standardization and implementation of the Unix platform at a large company. This involves design and implementation of Solaris and everything around it including security, performance, storage, virtualization and development.
I also work as a consultant part time and can be contacted at henrik (at) gigamega.se.