Last week we reported on a new OpenSolaris derivative project would be announced next week called Project OpenIndiana
and would seek to leverage Illumos
, the recently announced OpenSolaris fork
of its source-code now that Oracle killed off the official public development of OpenSolaris. Yesterday afternoon Project OpenIndiana was publicly announced.
Project Indiana is effectively a distribution of Illumos available in IPS/ISO form. Project OpenIndiana hopes to be packet/binary compatible with Oracle Solaris 11 and the matching Solaris 11 Express, the current development build is matched to OpenSolaris b147, is still under heavy development with close to two dozen developers, and this OpenSolaris-Illumos operating system was then demonstrated.
The Project Indiana web-site is OpenIndiana.org
. Other operating systems currently leveraging Illumos include Nexenta and ScilliX.