OpenSolaris.org has 10 key points scheduled for 2Q05 on the RoadMap. One of which, “CAB members in place” is now complete. Of the remaining points, several peak my interest. Of course “Buildable core, Solaris functionality: kernel, networking, libraries, commands” is on the top of everyones list and has the community not involved in the Pilot Project waiting (im)patiently.
However, I'm curious about the “Compilers”. Perhaps the cpplite module of Netbeans will be revived. I think this is highly likely. After all, Sun Studio 10 is Netbeans based and has integration with gcc 3.2. It would be simple and logical for Sun to Open Source that portion, making it available to the community.
The “OpenSolaris Developer's Guide” is the one that could keep the CAB pulling their hair out. Trying to get two developers to agree on a standard is a difficult task. But, five very strong engineers with varying backgrounds. Oh, to be a fly on the wall for some of those talks.
Finally, no where is there an announcement of an official Mascot hinted at by James Dickens on March 30th. We can only guess at this point.
Tags : OpenSolaris, RobustaOS