solaris 10 need more opensource tools
By hstsao on Aug 07, 2005
Solaris 10 need more open source toolsQuestion was ask, solaris has many new features and include tools like "D-trace", "Zone", "ZFS" etc, why user not adopt solaris 10 in ther environment?
IMHO, the one area that Solaris 10 need to improve is the adoption of the opensource tools.
tools like, gcc, php, python, wget, postresql, expect, vim, top, tcpdump. mysql .
most tools are in solaris companion CD (execpt postresql) but there are not the most recent version and CCD does not track the opensource in the same speed as linux.
a few word on postresql, postresql become the backend of many SUN's SW e.g. Sun Control station, N1SM, N1 Grid SPS. But the postresql is not yet part of the Solaris or Solaris CCD
There is version 8 of postresql at www.sunfreeware.com site, but most SW still using the v7 SW:-(
After this initial posting, I did register in opensolaris.og site and find out hat there is community: GNU solaris. Hopefully we will see more GNU tools be ported to Solaris