Con un misto di piacere e curiosita` ho appena scoperto che Sun ha rilasciato una prima preview del Progetto Indiana. Essenzialmente si tratta di un interessante esperimento/tentativo di far somigliare, quanto piu` possibile, Open Solaris ad una “normale” distribuzione Linux. A tale scopo, tra l’altro, e` stato ingaggiato anche Ian Murdock, fondatore di Debian.
Il download della ISO, contenente un sia sistema live sia l’installer, qualora si decidesse di impiegare Open Solaris in via definitiva, puo` essere effettuato all’indirizzo:
Di seguito il comunicato ufficiale:
Project Indiana milestone reached!
Posted: Oct 31, 2007 8:32 PM
I’m very pleased to announce that the first milestone of Project Indiana is now available – called OpenSolaris Developer Preview.
It’s available for download at
This is an x86-based LiveCD install image, containing some new and emerging penSolaris technologies. This may result in instabilities that lead to system
panics or data corruption.
Among the features contained in this release are:
- Single CD download, with LiveCD ‘try before you install’ capabilities
- Caiman installer, with significantly improved installation experience
- ZFS as the default filesystem
- Image packaging system, with capabilities to pull packages fromnetwork repositories
- GNU utilities in the default $PATH
- bash as the default shell
- GNOME 2.20 desktop environment
For more details about the system requirements along with some basic user documentation, see -
and the release notes
This milestone preview shows the results of many months of engineering work hrough the collaboration of several projects on opensolaris.org. I would like
to thank to those people who have been involved, and offer my congratulations or reaching this successful milestone.
We are very interested in hearing feedback about your experiences with this elease. In particular, if you have issues installing on your hardware we would
love to know.
If you would like to provide feedback, see our bug reporting page for details on ow to do that -
About Project Indiana
Project Indiana is working towards creating a binary distribution of an perating system built out of the OpenSolaris source code. The distribution is a point of integration for several current projects on OpenSolaris.org, including hose to make the installation experience easier, to modernize the look and feel
of OpenSolaris on the desktop, and to introduce a network-based package management system into Solaris.
On behalf of Project Indiana Team
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