JET 4.3 now available

We've finally made the latest version of JET (the same version currently available in the N1 SPS product) available for download on the Sun download site (linked at the Bigadmin page below.). (This is exactly the same paragraph as my previous JET 4.1 availability blog, but the rest should be different. Honest)

What's new in 4.3

The main difference between 4.1 and 4.3 (4.2 was available for a short time internally, but I broke something and so never released it externally) is that JetNEWBOOT (the module that allows you to grub boot) has been merged into the core JET framework. The allocation method is now called "grub" instead of "newboot", and you need to use it for all Solaris x86/x64 installs above Sol 10 U1.

We've also added support for Wanbooting, and there is a seperate module (called JetWANBOOT) which allows this, but we had to make several changes to core JET to allow the module to work properly. (not major changes, just little tweaks).

Finally, we've fixed a bundle of minor bugs, and ensured that JET works with the latest Solaris Express and OpenSolaris releases.

Help

As always, you can get help on how to use JET via the alias jet@sun.com , and you can get even more help from the JETJumpstart group at Yahoo.

Marty Lee (co-author of JET who no longer works for Sun directly) has set up a website here which contains lots of help, tips and FAQs.

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