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    Default OpenIndiana Is Still Around, New Update Coming

    Phoronix: OpenIndiana Is Still Around, New Update Coming

    While there hasn't been much movement in the project recently, the OpenIndiana operating system is still under development as the de facto successor to OpenSolaris. The OpenIndiana team is currently readying their next update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4NzQ

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    'A better graphics stack?' I think you've misunderstood their focus.

    In any case, thanks for reporting on them at least.

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    Does the open-source Solaris community remain relevant?
    What are you, kidding us? Does anyone think people are building NAS boxes around ext4?

    And just about all the original Solaris devs left Oracle and have their hands in Illumos now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    What are you, kidding us? Does anyone think people are building NAS boxes around ext4?
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    People building NAS boxes have very different requirements from each other depending on the use cases they are targeting but for what it is worth, many of them run XFS instead of Ext4 mainly because XFS is a older and mature filesystem that supports higher storage limits. Especially the lower end consumer devices tend to run XFS exclusively

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    I use xfs because it does support per directory quota while ext4 doesn't.
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    I'd think OpenIndiana is perfect for ZFS storage; I've seen the FUSE driver for Linux and the snapshot capabilities are awesome. Too bad that, as a userland driver, is too slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joffe View Post
    'A better graphics stack?' I think you've misunderstood their focus.

    In any case, thanks for reporting on them at least.
    Actually, there are some ambitions to make it able to run as a desktop os. There are some porting efforts of software such as VLC and LibreOffice.

    But I understand your view and from the way I use OI a high priority on improving the graphics stack might not be sensible. However, I think at least they should make GPUs properly initialize durin bootup of OI so that the cooling fan of the graphics card don't spin at maximum speed all the time polluting the environment with a lot of needless noise.

    Many, if not most GPUs need to be initialized with a proper KMS driver before they use a regulated temperature profile for the cooling fan.

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