OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC2

Late yesterday we released the second release candidate for 2008.11, see the announcement mail for the links and so on:

[indiana-discuss] pkg.opensolaris.org package repository update (build 101b/RC2)

Combing through the message, you'll find several noteworthy changes, including:
  • Memory requirement for installation is back down to 512 MB.  See bug 3597 for the gory details of what we did to get there.  We intend to keep the memory requirement there going forward.
  • Lots more man pages.  You'll no longer see that frustrating boilerplate page which showed up on so many basic man pages.
  • Much better support for installing under xVM Server.
  • The ISO image used to set up the automated installation preview.
There are lots of other changes and new packages, including things which others probably find more noteworthy than my list, but I'll leave those for your discovery!
Comments:

The Ubuntu livecd has a grub entry that bypasses the normal gnome desktop and only runs the installer...

Posted by Justin on November 22, 2008 at 05:44 AM EST #

@ Justin,
Sounds like a nice idea - put in an RFE for the feature at http://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/ if you'd like to propose it

Posted by Che Kristo on November 22, 2008 at 02:47 PM EST #

I have opened bug 5336 for this suggestion.

Posted by Matt on November 23, 2008 at 03:16 PM EST #

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