OpenSolaris, the distro

As of a little while ago, the official bits for OpenSolaris 2008.05 went live, at the distro's home site, opensolaris.com. While it may seem odd to say, I view this day more as a beginning than an ending (though I am more than happy to call an end to the 60+ hour weeks that went into building it!). It's a beginning in many ways, but I'll just say that while we've shipped an image and loaded up a pretty good number of packages into the repository, most of the functionality we plan to ultimately have isn't there yet, not to mention the number of packages we want to have in the repository.

At the moment I'm too worn out from the weekend at the OpenSolaris Summit to even attempt to write anything technical, as it likely wouldn't make any sense, so I'll just keep this short and close with a big THANK YOU to everyone on the Caiman team for all the work they've done in getting us to this milestone. It's time to feel good about what we've done.

Look forward to seeing lots of you at CommunityOne!
Comments:

I just downloaded it and so far it looks pretty great.

Posted by Scott on May 05, 2008 at 01:34 PM EDT #

hi,
I have download and installed Opensolaris 05/08,
Do you known a mplayer pkg for this OS?

Thanks.

Posted by Marco on May 06, 2008 at 03:15 AM EDT #

hi,

I just downloaded and installed Opensolaris Os 2008.05 on my Dell Inspiron 9300.
Opensolaris is a very nice! My first Opensolaris wallpaper is downloadable at this link!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maccu/2471229308/

Bye!

Posted by marco on May 06, 2008 at 04:49 AM EDT #

@Marco: You should be able to find mplayer packages at blastwave.org, though I'm not sure they have IPS packages yet so you may need to use their SVR4 packages.

Posted by Dave Miner on May 06, 2008 at 06:27 AM EDT #

Thanks you! for mplayer.

I installed Opensolaris on my AMD64 HomePC,
Soon other wallpapers!
bye.

Posted by marco on May 06, 2008 at 07:54 AM EDT #

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