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Although the last release candidate build was late November, the actual launch was Dec 11th.
The launch included an online event (using
uStream.tv, see the
live chat action),
many blogs posts
and PR activity.
Some good entry points and summaries include:
One recent change in preparation for this release was improvements on the web presence.
The main web site for the DEVelopers of OpenSolaris remains
OpenSolaris.org but USERs now have
OpenSolaris.com with many useful sections.
There are many features; two extra noteworthy are the ZFS-based
and the new package format (IPS) and the backing repositories.
Since we also IPS for the GlassFish v3 UC, you may want to check the notes on
and the new Pending and Contrib repositories
The usability of OpenSolaris has improved a lot in the last year -
I'm going to try to get one of
next year -
and the deployment strengths remain.
The day after the launch we hosted an
and I'm planning follow-ups focused on the use of deployment features like Zones, Dtrace and ZFS
in GlassFish et al.