Will OpenSolaris 2010 Make It Out This Month?
Phoronix: Will OpenSolaris 2010 Make It Out This Month?
Not only is the future for X12 unknown, but there is also an uncertain outlook for OpenSolaris. The successor to OpenSolaris 2009.06 (released last June) was supposed to be OpenSolaris 2010.02 and released in February of this year as implied by its date. However, four months later, there still are no signs of this OpenSolaris update. Sun Microsystems originally planned for the OpenSolaris operating system to be updated every six months, but now we are a year into OpenSolaris 2009.06 and this is clearly no longer the interest of Oracle, Sun's new owner...
I think OpenSolaris will disappear very soon, indipendently if it's a good or bad OS.
Well, there are a few signs that a new stable release of OpenSolaris will come out, such as here:
I still have my hopes, but for now I'm fine with build 134.
The major problem here, that I see, is that Oracle is a corporate entity and already has a lot of time and money invested in Linux - they distribute their own Linux operating system.
So why would they want to keep another open source project? I can think of lots of reasons why I would want them to, but I can't think of many reasons why Oracle would.
Would it make sense to keep it going for open development of Solaris? Is there any worth to them in keeping such a development model? Do they predict having enough customers to make it feasible?
Only time will tell, but I am definitely not surprised that there's little activity at present. There are a lot of decisions & projections to be made!
FWIW, the rumour mill amongst ex-Sun partner community (at least those I talk with) is that:
- Oracle will come out with a slew of product announcements in the new financial year, including revised Solaris/OpenSolaris roadmaps. Until then they will be maintaining their very typical complete silence.
- OpenSolaris and Solaris will be "unified" somewhat as Solaris 11. There will be no new OpenSolaris until this happens, which may still be quite soon.
Take it with a grain of salt: it's a composite of several possibly informed guesses from maybe reliable sources.
I wouldn't take the silence from Oracle as a sign they have abondoned it however -- they are notorious for being very tight lipped about future plans. Of course, they'd be just as silent about killing the project until they were ready to announce it, but their silence to me does not speak for one or the other.
I meant more in the late June to late July timeframe of this year (new financial year technically being July 1st).
Originally Posted by tomm3h
They'll probably hold off a few big announcements for Oracle OpenWorld as well, which is September.
Do not worry OpenSolaris will be here soon
Forking OpenSolaris is really a bad idea, and i'll tell you why. OpenSolaris community can be strong when it is single. If we start distributing and forking it, there will be less developers who are involved working on the core but more packagers of their own distributions. Linux has faced that problem already, and I wouldn't like OpenSolaris to follow it that way.
Originally Posted by sosouke
OpenSolaris 2010 will come out soon. Be patient don't worry.