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Project Indiana Preview #2 Coming Soon

Oracle

Published on 23 January 2008 09:53 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle
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Released at the end of October was the first preview release of Project Indiana, the Sun desktop distribution being head by Ian Murdock that will officially be known as OpenSolaris. Once at production quality, the Indiana camp intends to push out a new release every six months (similar to Ubuntu's release cycle), but for now it's at three month intervals. The first production release of "OpenSolaris Indiana" is planned for this March, but it's expected that Sun will be releasing an updated "Developer Preview" this month. A release this month has been confirmed by a Sun blog entry and the Indiana mailing list.

This next development release will contain updated packages and other work, but it will not contain Sun Studio, which has led to quite a discussion on the mailing list. When this next Project Indiana release is out, you can be sure that we'll be testing it out. For those that are unfamiliar with Project Indiana, it is more or less Sun's attempt at Solaris for desktops and mobile devices, while being under the OpenSolaris umbrella.

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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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