Archived from the original on Retrieved 13 September A May DistroWatch review of OpenIndiana similarly concluded that little major progress had been made to the system over the years. This is the first release to be based upon illumos. Sign up using Facebook. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service.

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Unicorn Meta Zoo 9: Every snapshot release is announced via mailing list 1511a8 Twitter. Concerns were raised about possible discontinuation of free access to the Oracle-owned compiler being used to produce OpenIndiana. OpenIndiana runs and may still be useful in situations where, for various reasons, the administrator really needs a version of Solarisbut it seems to me as though OpenIndiana has not moved forward in the past seven years.

openindiana 151a8

Configuration highlights from my. Since his resignation, the project is developed by a team of volunteers and is a completely horizontal and participative community effort. Trying to improve on the opdnindiana afforded by the configuration, I thought I had an issue and had to compile glib from source. Email Required, but never shown.

Extra repositories need to be configured to access extra packages: When I succeeded in installing it, I’ll admit to having no clue whatsoever on how to use that as it’s way over openlndiana head and I wish I knew if this can simplify something when compiling userland stuff. After configuring my environment, I try to compile fvwm 2.


OpenIndiana was conceived after negotiations of a takeover of Sun Openlndiana by Oracle were proceeding, in order to ensure continued availability and further development of an OpenSolaris-based OS, as it is widely used. Sign up using Facebook.

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What I know is that in the latest releases you have a mini-version of it 1. A first development release, Build was released on September 14, I’ve learned a long time ago that setting up an environment for development, or simply to compile a few things like I do, involves more than just having the right software.

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The announcement of OpenIndiana was met with a mainly positive response; over people [10] viewed the online announcement, the ISO image was downloaded over times, [10] the Twitter account obtained over followers, [11] and numerous notable IT press websites wrote about the release.

It’s a lot about configuration and information – and development skills when you do develop software. The first experimental release of OpenIndiana, Buildwas released on September 14,[35] while a second experimental release, Build was released on December 17, Since Solaris 11 and OpenIndiana share the same heritage there may be something in that posting you can use.

A September DistroWatch review stated that the OpenIndiana project has “seemingly been in steady decline for the last couple of years. In this upcoming release, many things are different from what is explained in the old OpenIndiana wiki or the Illumos build howto and its “how to use gcc only” section because of the ownership of SunStudio etc. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Hipster is actively maintained: In some cases there might be a need to use another version of gcc than 4.


The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. I’m sure the developers behind the project are doing a good job of hunting down bugs and keeping drivers current, and that is great. Improving the question-asking experience.

openindiana 151a8

Still, I feel as though OpenIndiana is treading water, not progressing in any meaningful way. There is also the 151aa8 and ss-dev metapackages but I’m not sure to what extent they’d add anything to what I have now. It looks pretty complete to me. The OpenIndiana team mitigated these concerns when they announced their intention to move the source openinxiana feed to the illumos Foundation.

How do we handle problem users? OpenSolaris-derived software distributions Software forks Solaris software X86 operating systems software.