The Illumos Project Launches

If you use or are interested in OpenSolaris then you should check out the Illumos Project which was announced today by Garrett D’Amore of Nexenta. It’s an excellent development project which initially is working toward delivering a compatible, fully open sourced version of the closed OpenSolaris binaries.  At first I thought this was going to be a pure fork of OpenSolaris, however its not really a fork. The Illumos project t maintains close compatibility and functionally with it parent OpenSolaris code stream while granting more innovative development freedom and full community control.  All good things in my books.

http://www.illumos.org/projects/site/wiki/Announcement

Regards,

Mike

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2 Comments

  • aglidic says:

    It seem’s a great project. But when come’s the first release?
    And i see other man have continue to develop open solaris (the official buil stop 134b but i saw people with build 14x) have you try this build?.

  • Yes I have installed 145 and compiled 147 as well as the current illumos kernel build. I can’t say when you will see a release but I can tell you things are progressing nicely.

    Regards,

    Mike

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