Got Developers? Solaris Express Developer Edition updated!
By user12611852 on Jun 12, 2007
Pardon the bad grammar but I couldn't resist paraphrasing the well known advertising line.....
The developer edition of Solaris Express has been updated with a wide variety of new features to make it easier to install, operate and develop on. Naturally, this generates a lot of questions from customers and developers.
Solaris Express Developer Edition is a free, quarterly release of Sun's next generation Solaris Operating System built from the source code repository at OpenSolaris.org. The release includes the latest tools, technologies, and platforms to create applications for the Solaris OS, Java Application Platforms, and Web 2.0.
Ummm.. What does that mean to me?
- It's based upon the latest builds of OpenSolaris including:
- Solaris (Solaris Express Community Edition build 64a) UPDATED
- Solaris Containers - better integration with resource management capabilities
- ZFS - GZIP compression supported, iSCSI integration, recursive snapshots
- Gnome 2.16
- Firefox 2.0 Browser UPDATED
- Thunderbird2.0 with the new Lightning calendar module NEW
- Evolution 220.127.116.11
- StarOffice 8 with product update 6 office productivity suite UPDATED
- It's targeted to developers who have X64 platforms.
- It has a simplified installation procedure which pre-installs Sun's premiere suite of developer tools including:
- NetBeans 5.5:
- Enterprise Pack including the GlassFish Application Server
- Profiler NEW
- Visual Web Pack NEW
- PostgreSQL 8.2.4 NEW
- Plus a variety of open source tools that are either not in Solaris 10 or updated relative to the versions in Solaris 10. See below.
- NEW Wireless Chipsets Supported:
- Intel Pro/Wireless 2100de
- Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG
- Intel Pro/Wireless 3945
- Wireless WPA Supplicant
- Agere 11b and PrismII 11b
- Cisco Aironet 340/350
- NEW Automatic Network Configuration
- This release includes the first putback of the OpenSolaris project codenamed Network Automagic a project to automatically configure active network interfaces.
Great, how do I get it?
Download it or order a free DVD kit!
Why should I develop my application on Solaris?
- It does more than Red Hat
- It cost less than Red Hat
- It runs on the more X64 platforms than Red Hat
- It is the recommended enterprise OS by Intel for Xeon.
- It support real-time programming
- It is standards compliant
- Is supports multi-level security.
- With over 8 million registrations, it's extremely popular on both Sparc and X64 platforms (from Sun, HP, Del, IBM and others)
- Virtualization is built in
- Is scales like crazy
- It has rock solid availability
- There are multiple distributions available.
- It is a great Web 2.0 platform
- It's a better "Linux than Linux"
Try it out and post your experience or join the communities at www.opensolaris.org.