Friday May 09, 2008

Talking to Stephan Hahn and David Comay of OpenSolaris

I recently caught up with two of the big brains behind OpenSolaris, Stephen Hahn and David Comay to discuss the launch of OpenSolaris 2008.5 and a lot of the work and thinking that has gone into it.

My interview with Stephen and David (14:07)  Listen (Mp3)   Listen (ogg)


Stephen and David toast the launch with their expensive crystal glasses at the OpenSolaris install fest at CommunityOne.

Some of the topics we tackle:

  • How to balance attracting new developers with making sure we keep the customers and developers who've traditionally been using Solaris.
  • Where we've borrowed from and what we've borrowed.
  • Stephen drills down on the Image Packaging System (IPS) and explains why we decided to roll our own.
  • How IPS compares to apt-get.
  • The easy conversion of system V packages to IPS.
  • Where OpenSolaris is heading over the next year
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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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