If You Build It, They Will Come
By Brian Leonard on Sep 03, 2009
The best way to judge the success of any project, open source or not, is the strength of the development community supporting it. Thats why I was happy to come across Murray Blakeman's site today, Solaris Multimedia. Murry runs his own IPS repository with much of the popular multimedia tools the community's been clamoring for. I was hesitant to advertise it here for a couple of reasons. First, Murray only has a 384 kbps link so I'm not sure how much more publicity his site could handle. Second, I don't want to see Murray to suffer the same fate as the the Life with Solaris guys. Ultimately, I decided since he's already out there promoting his site, a little cross-promotion was acceptable. Plus, as I've said, I'm really thankful to the contribution he's making to the OpenSolaris community.
If you decided to try the repository, read his 2009.06 Multimedia Repository post first on how to most effectively use it.