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  • #11
    Originally posted by Space Heater View Post
    Oracle has clearly put Solaris into maintenance mode after firing most of their Solaris staff, canceling the Solaris 12 release, and now just limping along with 11.4 forever. Not to mention that Oracle has halted SPARC development after M8 in 2017, signaling a lack of investment in the overall Solaris ecosystem. They aren't going after new customers, they are just milking trapped^W existing customers for as long as they can while spending as little as possible.
    They are following the exact same formula HP used after releasing version 11i v3 (B.11.31) back in 2007. 11.31 is still the current version today, and they've slowed the maintenance updates to one per year. HP-UX's long slow death follows the same negative slope as the Intel Itanium processors it depends on. Like Joe Biden's cognitive decline, everyone knows which way its heading.
    Last edited by torsionbar28; 09-21-2020, 11:33 PM.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by gojul View Post
      The fact that Oracle killed its open source community (and does a lot of harm to Java as well) is clearly related to this.
      I can't understand your comment. How can "killing Solaris open source community" do any harm to Java? But if you're talking about the "open source community" of Java itself, you should know that it was after being acquired from Sun that it was completely open sourced by Oracle. And Java related tech from Oracle, like Java Mission Control, is now open source too.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by cyrix View Post

        I can't understand your comment. How can "killing Solaris open source community" do any harm to Java? But if you're talking about the "open source community" of Java itself, you should know that it was after being acquired from Sun that it was completely open sourced by Oracle. And Java related tech from Oracle, like Java Mission Control, is now open source too.
        His sentence consists of two parts which he combined into one (which is very common in a lot of languages):

        a) The fact that Oracle killed its (Solaris) open source community
        b) The fact that Oracle does a lot of harm to Java as well

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Space Heater View Post
          resulting in very little ZFS development from Illumos after that
          Sounds good, that just means that time was reallocated from a total waste of time to something probably better.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
            That seems to be a good enough reason to bump the version up to 12
            There is more to the story than just a number. They can't bump versions without (based on past statements (which they could, of course, modify)) also offering that new release in a new (freely) downloadable version. Since SRUs are only (officially) available to paying customers, this insures that anyone who wants to be running an OS with security and/or functionality support will need to pay (which is, after all, the Oracle mantra).

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