Besides the drafts and the near end of blocking bugs, I believe that Oracle is not going to kill OpenSolaris after all...
Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Oracle about Oracle (ex. Sun) Studio and Oracle Studio Express customer feedback program. In the e-mail, there is this text:
Notice the part that says that "Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 is supported on Solaris 10 (SPARC, x86), OEL 5 (x86), RHEL 5 (x86), SuSE 11 (x86) today and will be made available for OpenSolaris in the near future."
We invite you to participate in our Customer Feedback Program with the Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 release.
Note: Oracle Solaris Studio and Oracle Solaris Studio Express are the new product names for Sun Studio and Sun Studio Express respectively.
By participating in this program you will have the opportunity to evaluate new capabilities of Oracle Solaris Studio software, provide your feedback to the product team and influence future product releases.
Participation in the Customer Feedback Program is simple
* Try out Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10.
* Visit the Customer Feedback Forum to discuss issues and receive advice from the Oracle Solaris Studio community, including Oracle Solaris Studio engineers.
* To submit a bug or request a feature (RFE), please visit: http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/.
* Complete and submit the Customer Feedback Program Survey to provide your feedback directly to the product team.
What's new in Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10?
Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 is supported on Solaris 10 (SPARC, x86), OEL 5 (x86), RHEL 5 (x86), SuSE 11 (x86) today and will be made available for OpenSolaris in the near future. New feature highlights since the last release include:
* C/C++/Fortran compiler optimizations for the latest UltraSPARC and SPARC64-based architectures such as UltraSPARC T2 and SPARC64 VII
* C/C++/Fortran compiler optimizations for the latest x86 architectures including Intel Xeon 7500 processor series (Nehalem-EX) and Intel Xeon 5600 processor series (Westmere-EP)
* Enhanced debugging and code coverage tooling
* Improved application profiling with the Performance Analyzer
* Updated IDE based on NetBeans 6.8
Check out the readme pages to learn more about the latest features:
The Oracle Solaris Studio team
I take this as good news.