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OpenSolaris 2008.05 ISOs To Be Updated

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Published on 03 July 2008 03:20 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle
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OpenSolaris 2008.05 was released just shy of two months ago, but already its ISOs are "out of date" with the rate of development with the OpenSolaris community and new Solaris Express Community Edition (or also known as "Solaris Nevada") builds coming out on a bi-weekly basis. Granted, once an installation has occurred a user is able to update using Project Indiana's Image Packaging System (IPS). However, we've learned that in the near future Sun will be providing updated ISOs of OpenSolaris 2008.05.

In a response to a user inquiry, Sun's Sanjay Nadkarni has stated they plan to deliver an ISO based upon Build 93. At the moment, SXCE Build 91 is the latest-and-greatest build Build 92 should be out at any time now with b93 to follow later this month. Sanjay's one-sentence message can be found on the indiana-discuss mailing list. Sun's Glynn Foster adds that the ISO re-spin will likely be released sometime in August (mailing list message).

While on the topic of OpenSolaris, there is another reminder. Normally around this time we'd be getting ready for an updated quarterly release of Solaris Express Developer Edition, but instead this month SXDE will be shutting down. According to Sun's plans, the SXDE 1/08 website will be shutdown this month and all users will be redirected to the OpenSolaris project. Farewell to Solaris Express Developer Edition...

The next major release of OpenSolaris has been codenamed "Project Jericho" and it is expected to be called OpenSolaris 2008.11 and will be released later this year (November is their target). Later this month at OSCON 2008 we'll hopefully hear more on Sun's Solaris/OpenSolaris road-map.

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