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Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 29 Released

We've just released Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 29. It contains some important security fixes and enhancements. SRU29 is now available from My Oracle Support Doc ID...

We've just released Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 29. It contains some important security fixes and enhancements. SRU29 is now available from My Oracle Support Doc ID 2045311.1, or via 'pkg update' from the support repository at https://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/support . Features included in this SRU include: libdax support on X86 This feature enables the use of DAX query operations on x86 platforms. The ISV and Open Source communities can now develop DAX programs on x86 platforms....

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Weekend Reading - ELF, Linker and Dev Simplified

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta (#solaris114beta) was released earlier this week, here is the announcement blog in case you missed it. There are lots of updates in...

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta (#solaris114beta) was released earlier this week, here is the announcement blog in case you missed it. There are lots of updates in this release, including many improvements that simplify development and our ELF and linker support.  Check out these excellent posts from our very own Ali Bahrami to learn more!

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elfdiff

The elfdiff(1) utility analyzes two ELF files and reports the significant differences between them. This utility is targeted at diagnosing the underlying...

The elfdiff(1) utility analyzes two ELF files and reports the significant differences between them. This utility is targeted at diagnosing the underlying changes that occur within an ELF file through a series of development updates.

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What's in a uname ?

One of the more subtle changes with Oracle Solaris 11.4 is the identity of the Operating System - namely the output of uname(1).  Obviously we are not changing...

One of the more subtle changes with Oracle Solaris 11.4 is the identity of the Operating System - namely the output of uname(1).  Obviously we are not changing the release - this is still SunOS 5.11 which brings along the interface stability levels that Oracle Solaris has delivered for decades. However, in part based upon customer feedback, and in part internal requirements, the version level now displays finer grained information: $ uname -v 11.4.0.12.0 If we compare this to...

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2017 in Review and Looking ahead to 2018

As 2017 comes to a close and we begin looking forward to 2018, I want to take a few moments to reflect on 2017 and look forward to the future. It's been quite a...

As 2017 comes to a close and we begin looking forward to 2018, I want to take a few moments to reflect on 2017 and look forward to the future. It's been quite a year for Oracle Solaris. In January, we announced a new development and delivery model. A new continuous delivery model was going to take the place of our "Big Bang" releases. Instead of a big release with far too many changes that caused our customers so many headaches with requirements to test and verify the new OS,...

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DevOps Hands on Lab - Installing Netbeans on Oracle Solaris

Here's Part 4, the final part of our series on this year's Hands on Lab on setting up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris. In the previous Part 1, Part...

Here's Part 4, the final part of our series on this year's Hands on Lab on setting up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris. In the previous Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 we respectively showed how to install and set up Oracle Weblogic Server, Maven, the Oracle Maven WebLogic plugin, Git, and Jenkins in Solaris Zones to create the following toolchain: The only thing missing from our install is the install of NetBeans or some Integrated Development Environment (IDE) like...

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DevOps Hands on Lab - Installing Jenkins on Oracle Solaris

Here's Part 3 of our series on this year's Hands on Lab on setting up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris. In the previous posts Part 1 how to install...

Here's Part 3 of our series on this year's Hands on Lab on setting up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris. In the previous posts Part 1 how to install Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Solaris and Part 2 how connect Maven to the Weblogic instance with a plugin. In this post we'll show how to install and configure Jenkins as a build manager to allow for a completely automatic build and deploy of your Java application to the WebLogic instance. This will help complete the...

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DevOps Hands on Lab - Connecting Maven to Oracle WebLogic Server

Continuing on from last week's DevOps toolchain Part 1 blog. This is Part 2 on how to set up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris with tools like...

Continuing on from last week's DevOps toolchain Part 1 blog. This is Part 2 on how to set up a simple DevOps toolchain on Oracle Solaris with tools like Jenkins, Maven, Git, and WebLogic Server. This is based on a Hands on Lab we did at Oracle OpenWorld this year and the toolchain at the end  of the Hands on Lab basically looks like this: In this second part we'll be installing Maven and creating and loading the Oracle Maven Plugins for Oracle WebLogic Server. To achieve this...

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A Small History of Personal Workstations

I've been with Sun and Oracle for a long time.  In fact, just a few months ago I was invited to a 20 year anniversary celebration - just a few days before my...

I've been with Sun and Oracle for a long time.  In fact, just a few months ago I was invited to a 20 year anniversary celebration - just a few days before my 21st year was complete ;-)  So, it's been a while, and over the years, the primary tool for working has, of course, been a keyboard attached to some sort of data processing and display unit.  And, not surprisingly, this device adapted to change just as I did, all the various job role changes included.  For those...

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