Project Indiana Desktop Looks Like...
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 30 October 2007 at 11:12 PM EDT. 3 Comments
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While Project Indiana is still a few hours away from the development preview release, the first screenshot of it has emerged on the OpenSolaris Project Page For Indiana. This post-dated screenshot of the Project Indiana Developer Preview shows the GNOME 2.20-based desktop with a few windows. Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, GNOME's Terminal (one window showing the pkg command) and Pidgin are on display with this OpenSolaris binary distribution. The GNOME theme looks to be based upon Clearlooks and is far from resembling the default Solaris GNOME theme.


Added to the project page were also a few other Project Indiana details. Packaging is done through the OpenSolaris Image Package System, the Distribution Constructor ToolKit allows you to easily construct your own custom OpenSolaris distribution. The Distribution Constructor is similar to Fedora's Revisor utility for spinning Fedora-based Linux distributions. For upgrading a Project Indiana installation is the Snap Upgrade system. While we've covered it before, Project Indiana will feature a LiveCD desktop with installer. It also looks like there will be a Project Indiana ISO for live usage from USB flash drives. Aside from that, there isn't much to report on yet. Just wait and in the morning we should have quite a bit of coverage.
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