Friday Nov 21, 2008

Zimbra Desktop for Solaris - For download now

It has been quite a while since I promised 'soon' about the availability. Now, Zimbra Desktop for Solaris is finally available for download and to enjoy. This is for x86 systems only though. I have run it on both OpenSolaris as well as Solaris 10U5. Not sure about older versions of Solaris 10 though.


This build is based on the 5.0.10 version of the Zimbra source code. This will go nicely with the ZCS binary that Dom Ijichi has built and is available in the same location (sourceforge.net).


Unlike the other platforms (Linux/Win/Mac), this does not have an installer. Extract the tarball and run. The notes section have some instructions on how to run.


Hope this is useful to you.

Wednesday Jun 25, 2008

Zimbra Desktop on Solaris

Not much to write about. Just this screenshot. This is on a snv_90 build desktop.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2007

My new laptop

Last week our team got couple of new laptops. Sony Vaio VGN-FZ17G.
Looks shiny and sleek. It came loaded. Core2 Duo @ 2.00 GHz, 2GB RAM,
160G Disk, Vista Home Premium. The battery life sucks though. With the
default power plan of Vaio Optimized, just about 40 mins of battery
backup. May be it will give more with power saver plans.

Coming to the main story - with the help of GParted, resized the Vista
partition. Then started installing Nevavda build 72. I was all worked
up eager to see Caiman installer at work. Alas, no such luck. Looks
like the Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT card was not supported by the bundled
driver in nv_72. So, I had to endure one more session of the familiar
blue/green console installer.

First thing I did was to create a ZFS pool and had /opt in ZFS (is
this safe?). Next, downloaded and installed Nvidia latest driver,
which worked beautifully. Now Xorg is running at the native 1280x800
resolution. Strangely, my Wifi is working but not my ethernet port.

These will be my next steps. Get the ethernet working (Marvell Yukon).
Install Compiz Fusion (thanks Erwann), Second Life for Solaris (thanks
Dana). Install Sun Studio 12 (I have to get back to work, dont I?);
Coolstack. The others will be TBD later. Sound is not working, but
this will be my lowest priority though.
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Friday Dec 08, 2006

GNUstep on my Solaris desktop

After a couple of days work, I was able to run GNUstep on my Solaris (Nevada) box. Check out the screenshot. Boy, need I say, I like it a lot. Very snappy compared to the GNOME desktop (no flames please).

I also built some nice applications like GNUmail.app. I had set up to use the Menu interface to NSMacintoshInterfaceStyle. In the attached screenshot, you can see the Macintosh like menu.

I am also running Windowmaker as my window manager. In my startup script, I set the environment variable GTK2_RC_FILES=$HOME/.themes/GTK2-Step/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, which gives my other GTK apps like Firefox, Gaim to look very much like an GNUstep applicaiton.

I sure miss those days loong (may be one more 'o'?) time back, when we at Sun had an option to run OpenStep as an alternative desktop to CDE. Very slow it was though.

Some wishes though. More GNUstep apps, of course. Like a Web browser (Safari??), IM & Calendar clients. There is an IRC client though, which I dont use much anyway.

GNUMail.app/Addressbook lacks LDAP auto completion which I am so much used to.

I dont know how long can I continue using GNUstep, as for some reason or other I end up using the default JDS desktop only.

 

:-S

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