[News] [Linux] Sun's Project Indiana (Linux Copy) Roadmap Goes Public; Fedora 8 Roadmap is Out

[News] [Linux] Sun's Project Indiana (Linux Copy) Roadmap Goes Public; Fedora 8 Roadmap is Out

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 02 Jun 2007 21:36:26

roject Proposal - (what is/was Indiana)

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| Here's the project proposal that should have been out a long while back
| (apologies, I'm happy to take the blame on this one). Before anyone gets
| too caught up in how little the proposal actually covers, I intend to
| follow up with my thoughts if and when the project alias gets created - I'd
| like that discussion to be far more focused than opensolaris-discuss has
| been.


Proposed Fedora 8 Release Schedule


More here: http://gregdek.livejournal.com/12639.html


OpenSolaris fans in a tizzy over 'Project Copy Linux'

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| Sun Microsystems has moved one mailing list posting closer to explaining
| how it plans to mimic the Linux distribution model with OpenSolaris.
| [...]
| The Solaris vendor spent the early part of this century mocking Linux.
| Next, it forced then CEO Scott McNealy to don a penguin suit and waddle
| around in front of analysts, extolling the virtues of Sun's own flavor
| of Linux. Then, Sun scrapped its own Linux in favor of selling Red Hat,
| while also mocking Red Hat.
| Now we find Sun trying to imitate part of the development model pushed
| by Canonical and Red Hat. Even though Sun likes to hold tight control
| over the Solaris proper releases, you can imagine the vendor picking
| up valuable bits and pieces created by the OpenSolaris developer
| community, just like the Linux vendors do with the work produced by
| their developer armies.


"Save a Penguin, Unplug a Linux Server" May Win Most-Flamable E-Mail Award

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| I just got an e-mail from Sun which is probably the largest violation
| of L. Ron Hubbard's Survey tech that I've ever seen. It was an e-mail
| with the title of, "Save a Penguin - Unplug a Linux Server Today".


What I Learned From Ubuntu

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| So, to sum it all up: I learned that distros can successfully deal
| with issues that OpenSolaris and Sun are facing, like how to provide
| the many third-party packages that users want, and how to keep them
| current. What we need to do now is figure out how to make it work
| for OpenSolaris, without sacrificing the stability that attracted
| many Solaris users in the first place.


I tried to dirty my hands on OpenSolaris Belenix 0.6

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| This reminds me of my initial days with Linux - about 8-10 years ago -
| when we were forced to configure each and every aspect of Linux
| configuration to simply work out things. Today, most Linux distribution
| do not require any advanced tweaking during their initial installation
| - most things work out-of-the-box and distributions like Xandros have
| simple, 4 click install options.
| It looks like OpenSolaris needs to travel a real long way, and journey
| has just begun.


Checking out Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris

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| I guess the appeal of Nexenta is... hmmm... I'm not really sure. It's
| running GNOME.