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Solaris Express Community Edition Build 93

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 July 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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In Build 93 there are 97 issues resolved within the Solaris "Nevada" kernel and related areas. The changes range from URLs in the DTrace HTML guide being corrected to updating the Intel microcode for Solaris. The OpenSolaris ONNV change-log for Build 93 can be viewed at Sun's documentation website. On the X side of SXCE Build 93 is updating rgb, xload, xkbprint, and xslfonts to the open-source versions. In addition, xinit has been updated to v1.1.0 and freetype to v2.3.6.

It's good to see GNOME and several of the desktop packages finally up-to-date. Unfortunately, however, not everything is updated; the main package we are still waiting on is Firefox 3.0 for Solaris Nevada. Besides that, we are still hoping for some of the innovations done as part of Project Indiana (now known as OpenSolaris 2008.05) to be back-ported into the Solaris Express Community releases.

If you are interested in trying out this latest release or to learn more about the OpenSolaris community, check out OpenSolaris.org. As we had shared in a news posting, Sun will likely be providing updated ISOs for OpenSolaris 2008.05 that are based upon Build 93.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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