Solaris Express 11/04 is coming

The decision has just been made (inside the last hour). Solaris Express 11/04 will be build 72 and should be available on or around November 30.

The big thing for this one is...

64 bit Solaris on AMD.

Other enhancements include...

  • Webmin
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface - implementing IPMI. IPMI is an x86 industry standard for remote sensing and lights out hardware management.
  • The new login screen and logo (had to get that in)
  • Apache Version 2

There are also enhancments to...

  • Dtrace (which I'm sure that Adam will discuss)
  • System V IPC and Other Resource Controls
  • New and updated drivers (e.g. support for the S2io Xframe 10gb ethernet adapter)

As usual, the documentation will be available for free at docs.sun.com.

I found that some of the changes meant that I had to address a problem in the bcf driver in order to get my network working (and nort panicing the notebook. I'm communicating these back to Murayama-san.

There's more in here than what I have listed, these are just the initial highlights. I'm sure that others will make their own highlights lists shortly (I may even add some more myself later).

Enjoy Folks.

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