A brief note to point out that today we posted the announcement of SXCE end-of-life plans
to a variety of OpenSolaris and Solaris mailing lists. As Glynn noted in a followup to the announcement mail, this decision is unrelated to the recent DOA builds, it's been in the works for quite some time. However, it's worth noting that some of the problems that led to the DOA builds are a result of the primary development line being based on SXCE, as the difficulty of building media with the old tools and therefore failing to test some scenarios until the WOS is built. As we complete the conversion of the development and release process to be centered on IPS
and the Caiman
installer technologies (Distribution Constructor, Automated Installer) we expect instances of these problems will decrease. Now, more than ever, it's time to get on the OpenSolaris train!