OpenSolaris build 106 - now with SPARC support!
By Dave Miner-Oracle on Feb 03, 2009
The big news today is that this marks the first build with SPARC support. At this time, the only installation option for SPARC is to use the Automated Installer (AI), which means you'll need to set up an AI server first. Initial instructions are posted for this piece, questions and discussion should be directed to the caiman-discuss project mailing list. The interesting IPS development that goes along with this is the release of fat (or phat) package support; there aren't separate repositories for x86 and SPARC, but instead a single repository with unified package instances. Perusing a package manifest such as that of SUNWcs should give you some clues on how this works, but I'll let someone on the IPS team provide a more complete discussion of this feature.
Many thanks to all of the team who worked very hard since the 2008.11 release to get to this milestone!