Last week talk of Solaris heated up again with Solaris 12 being removed from the Oracle road-map, after rumors of Oracle canning Solaris occurred in early December, meanwhile there are also more layoffs happening at Oracle. Oracle finally issued a blog post this week with a bit more clarification on the matter.
With it looking certain now that Oracle is ending Solaris feature development with the cancelling of Solaris 12, here's a look back at the most popular Solaris news and milestones for the project over the years on Phoronix.
At the beginning of December there were rumors of Oracle canning Solaris and now that's finally been confirmed by Oracle more or less as they will not be delivering Solaris 12.
Oracle might be pulling the plug on the Solaris operating system, at least according to some new rumors.
The latest version of OpenIndiana, the Illumos-powered Solaris distribution letting OpenSolaris live on in community form, is now available.
The JDK 9 release schedule is indeed being pushed back by four months and now will be released in late July.
NetBeans 8.2 was released today as the newest version of the Java-focused integrated development environment currently developed by Oracle but still pursuing to become an Apache project.
After testing seven Linux distributions and eight BSDs on the new Xeon E5-2609 v4 Broadwell-EP + MSI X99A WORKSTATION system, I next decided to try getting some fresh Solaris-based results.
It's been more than five years since the launch of Illumos as the concerted, community-based effort around the OpenSolaris code-base. This truly-open Solaris stack continues to be at the heart of OpenIndiana, SmartOS, Dyson, and other operating systems.
For anyone still relying upon Java web-plugins in their browser, they are going to be deprecated with the upcoming Java 9.
For those still relying upon NetBeans as an integrated development environment primarily built around Java, the big 8.1 release is now available.
Randy Fishel of Oracle presented at this week's XDC2015 conference about the state of the DRM/KMS graphics drivers on Solaris.
Oracle's German team in Munich has announced the release of VirtualBox 5.0.4.
Today marks five years since the announcement of Illumos, the community-based derivative of OpenSolaris to create a fully open-source operating system.
While Debian just dropped support for SPARC and many are writing off SPARC as dead under Oracle with their offering of x86 servers, a new report out today suggests otherwise. It's being reported that Oracle plans to introduce "Sonoma" as a low-cost SPARC processor.
While Debian supports many CPU architectures, it's working to remove support for the Sun/Oracle SPARC architecture. As of this weekend, Debian has dropped SPARC from their unstable, experimental, and jessie-updates archives.
For those that missed it, Oracle quietly released the first beta of Solaris 11.3 earlier this week.
Oracle and Canonical are in a rare partnership to support Oracle Linux on Ubuntu.
In case you didn't hear already, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 as the latest version of its Linux OS cloned from the open-source Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 code-base.
Oracle has put out the first public beta of the forthcoming Solaris 11.2 operating system release. The big focus of Solaris 11.2 is on embracing support for cloud computing.
Released earlier this month was the first beta of Oracle Linux 7.0, Oracle's spin of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 development source-code. With some days having passed we've now had the time to take Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta 1 for a test drive and see how the performance compares to Oracle Linux 6.5.
At long last Oracle has officially made available Java 8.
Java JDK 8 was delayed due to the lambda expression support and back in September was the first JDK 8 developer preview. This week we now have the first release candidate for the upcoming Java 8.
Compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other "EL" derivatives, Oracle Linux has an additional feature of shipping with what they call the "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel", a more recent and patched version of the Linux kernel over the standard Red Hat kernel. This morning we have out some new benchmarks comparing the RHEL 6.5 kernel in Oracle Linux to that of the Unbreakable Kernel.
OpenSXCE 2013.05 is out in the wild as the community revival of the Solaris Express Community Edition.
Oracle has decided to delay the release of Java 8 into 2014 over their engineers tackling various security-related issues with the language as of late.
A feature-complete version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 has been delayed.
It looks like Oracle may be preparing to release their own AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for introducing into Oracle Solaris 12.
Version 5.9 of Oracle Linux, the company's incarnation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, is now available. This release also ships with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 2.
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