Author Profile

Alan Coopersmith

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Engineer working on the Solaris Operating System since 1999.  Currently Technical Lead for the Solaris 11.4 release, Security Assurance Lead for Solaris; and co-lead of X.Org Foundation security team. Previously Tech Lead for the X Window System in Solaris; Release Lead for X.Org X11R6.9, 7.5, 7.6, & 7.7; and member of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.

Normalizing man page section numbers in Solaris 11.4

If you look closely at the listings for the Oracle Solaris 11.4 Reference Manuals and the previous Oracle Solaris 11.3 Reference Manuals, you might notice a...

Normalizing man page section numbers in Solaris 11.4

If you look closely at the listings for the Oracle Solaris 11.4 Reference Manuals and the previous Oracle Solaris 11.3 Reference Manuals, you might notice a...

Solaris 11.3: Changes to bundled software packages since GA

Looking over my blog recently, I realized I never did a post for the Solaris 11.3 GA release to list the bundled software updates, as I’d previously done for...

Solaris 11.3: Changes to bundled software packages since GA

Looking over my blog recently, I realized I never did a post for the Solaris 11.3 GA release to list the bundled software updates, as I’d previously done for...

Github repos with software for Solaris

Oracle has a Github organization where we’ve been posting an increasing amount of source repositories, including six repos specifically for software for...

Github repos with software for Solaris

Oracle has a Github organization where we’ve been posting an increasing amount of source repositories, including six repos specifically for software for...

Migrating Solaris content off of Java.net

Early last year, Oracle announced it would be shutting down the general project hosting on java.net & kenai.com at the end of April 2017. We'd been hosting...

Migrating Solaris content off of Java.net

Early last year, Oracle announced it would be shutting down the general project hosting on java.net & kenai.com at the end of April 2017. We'd been hosting...

Last login tracking in pam_unix_session

When you first login to a desktop session on Solaris 11.3, you may notice a new notification dialog box informing you of your last login time and location,...