Friday, May 27, 2005

OpenSolaris Builds Abound!

Several of the Pilot Project members have posted evidence of OpenSolaris Builds. They are:
Robert Milkowski
Ben Rockwood
Bill Bradford
Dennis Clark and James Dickens
Jorg Schilling

These include Console, KDE, Gnome and Enlightenment Desktops. James Dickens has a version of OpenSolaris runnning 25 Zones. Robert's uses GRUB for the bootloader. Jörg Schilling's SchilliX now boots from a CD.

If you know of any others, please post a link in the comments.

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Friday, May 06, 2005

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Monday, May 02, 2005

Buildable Core

Dennis Clarke, James Dickens and the rest of the Pilot Team have reached the next milestone. OpenSolaris itself is now not only buildable but, deployable as well.

Three cheers
to everyone involved working hard to make this happen!!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Silencing the FUD

Alan Hargreaves is in a battle against the FUD issued by Trolls. The question is, how can these people be silenced? Or at the very least, how can the the FUD be minimized?
The answer is the old adage, "Throw the dog a bone". There are numerous deliverables in the path to OpenSolaris. Not all items need to wait until everything is perfect.

Community-support tools, Bug database access, Read-only CVS repositories, Community and technology articles, Community ability to submit changes to Sun through email, public interest mail list for those who want to follow the workings of the CAB, Announcement of an OpenSolaris Logo/Mascot...

What is needed is some real and consistent movement, waiting weeks and months between notable events is not helping anyone!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Kongen Release

RobustaOS announces the Code Name for it's work on the first Release of OpenSolaris. I's going to be Kongen which is Japanese for : origin; source; foundation; root; base; principle. As the first release will be the "Roots" that will be developed upon, it seems appropriate!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Miles To Go 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.

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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Holding our breath

Tomorrow marks the start of 2Q2005. Sun has promised the release of code sometime in the next three months. Could it be April 5th with Jonathan Schwartz Keynote presentation at OSBC? Or during Sun Network Computing 05-Q2 starting May 3rd? My vote, the Network event so we only have about 34 more days to wait!

I still see remarks about who will be interested in participating in . Well, I know we at are. As well as the people at Blastware. I also think the 1 million people who downloaded Solaris 10. Developers will come from all areas, Engineers released from HP and SCO. Linux Kernel Developers who are just curious. Once the source is released, they WILL come.

Until then, we can only plan and wait......