Sun Web Stack 1.4
By jyri on Dec 22, 2008
I'm happy to announce Sun Web Stack 1.4 is now available for download!
Despite the confusing version number this is the first release of this new product. If you've been following my articles on OpenSolaris Web Stack then this product will seem quite familiar. In fact, Sun Web Stack 1.4 is a port of the primary OpenSolaris Web Stack components from 2008.11 to Solaris 10 (and RedHat Enterprise Linux).
So now you can take advantage of the work delivered by the Web Stack project on your existing Solaris 10 production systems and not only on OpenSolaris... Cool!
Speaking of cool, the strange version number (for a first release) is due to the fact that Sun Web Stack takes over where CoolStack left off. Since the final CoolStack release was 1.3, we decided to continue the version numbering as a nod to that continuity. Unlike CoolStack though, Sun Web Stack is a full-fledged Sun product, which means you'll have the option of purchasing support for it.
The packages are freely available of course. Here's some useful links:
I want to stress that Sun Web Stack is a port of the OpenSolaris Web Stack work. That means that future component upgrades and feature additions all go to OpenSolaris first and then will get promptly backported to Solaris 10 and RedHat under the Sun Web Stack banner. This also means that if you want to discuss future Web Stack directions, the best place is still firstname.lastname@example.org. The support forum I listed above is specifically for support questions related to using Sun Web Stack binaries on Solaris 10 or RedHat Linux. As the architect for both OpenSolaris Web Stack and Sun Web Stack, I'll continue covering both in this blog so stay tuned for more!
The initial design of this project started in September and it was mostly completed towards the end of last month. In conjunction with the OpenSolaris 2008.11 work, that made for very busy three months! So the timing of this release is perfect, just in time for the holiday break!
In short, if you've been following Web Stack work but are still on Solaris 10, go check out Sun Web Stack, give it a try and let us know what else you'd like to see included in the future.
Early in 2009 we will be planning on what to enhance and add to Web Stack for the next release of OpenSolaris (and thus, the next release of Sun Web Stack as well) so this is a good time to get your Web Stack wishes in!