[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Michael Simpson mikie.simpson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:02:40 UTC 2009

On 01/04/2009, Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> >>   Is
> >> OpenSolaris still closely controlled by Sun?
> >>
> >
> > I don't know if Sun still governs OpenSolaris, I know they are very
> > tight as often new technologies are rolled from OpenSolaris to
> > Solaris, but OpenSolaris might have it's own governing body now.
> >
> Ha! There are very few non Sun employees involved unless things have
> changed big time in the last three months.
> OpenSolaris is now something you can get paid support for from Sun.
> There will be a LTS release coming too. I don't think OpenSolaris will
> go the way Java has gone any time soon. Look how long it took for Java
> to reach that stage.

OT but with OpenSolaris 2008.11 the repo got split into release and
dev allowing for a degree of stability if you wish it. The contrib
repo is getting underway as well, but the big debate at present is
about making sure that OpenSolaris exists even if sun is bought by
someon else. - replacing sun specific code with GPL stuff, yadda

We use opensolaris specifically for iscsi using zfs to provide targets
for our CentOS servers and desktops/laptops. Mainly because zfs is
real nice but CentOS Works™ everytime i login.

Big thanks to the devs for their work as ever, if we ever make any
ca$h CentOS will be first in line for donations.


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