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2016-07-30

posted Jul 31, 2016, 11:01 AM by site 2

We have DilOS birthday - 4 years! ;)

I want to say - Thanks a lot to ALL!

Who are helping to DilOS:
Argo Technologies SA by access to new hw and virtual env
Atlassian by OpenSources programm for hosting of tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket
Jet Brains by OpenSource programm for licenses to tools
Araxis LTD by OpenSource programm for licenses to tools
illumos Community by ideas/helps with debug
OpenZFS community by ideas/helps with debugty 
Guys, how are providing SPARCs for testung and build env

And ALL others who are not in this list, but donated by PayPal and invest time/ideas :)

What are plans?

Updates from illumos/OpenZFS/Joyent upstreams.
We have LX zones, but we still have no example how to install it.
Need helpers/testers here :)

Big jump has been started - move to Debian packages style names and complex userland env for better ports of packages from Debian upstream.

I’m working (very slow) on ports of Debian build tools with DilOS env specific - we need to be able install/updates tools on aonther root. for exmaple: in zones from global zone.
Also - we have SMF services and need to be able use it by install/updagrade packages.

transition to use GNU AWK instread of illumos nawk has beed started, but not finished.
DASH has been pushed to repo and need to work on services udpates.

need try to replaces illumos curses by ncurses - part of work done, but MDB has a lot of dependencies to curses and need time try to fix it.
Also have to identify others dependencies.

I hope, with Debian style userland (it is not the same as original Debian) - we can see new Debian users who can move from Linux :)

I have no plans to woerk on desktop env, but users, who wants it, can port X11 packages for it :)
I have plns to work on server side with updates, probably on new Xen 4.x ports, but more-more later, while we will be ablie to bulid more Debian userland packages by original Debian build env.

Welcome contributors :) (and sponsors :) )

DilOS now is working on Intel and SPARC.
new drops of ISO available at: https://bitbucket.org/dilos/site/downloads

it still 1.3.7 version because more work on packages refuctoring with updates.

We have now:
gcc-4.8.5 - on Intel for all builds, on SPARC for userland. (on SPARC we still are using gcc44 for dilos-illumos builds )

switch to another version - will see.
i’m not ready to say - when we will try to do it, because more userland updates should be done before.

More plans :)
See you on FreeNode IRC #dilos and on maillist.

2016-01-17

posted Jan 16, 2016, 4:42 PM by site 2   [ updated Jan 16, 2016, 4:47 PM ]

Hello all :)

No news here long time, but it is not mean - project was stopped.
Work on DilOS is in progress.

More news:
- started transition from old userland HG repo to new GIT repo with new DEB packages build structure
- is in progress work on SPARC - dilos-illumos and userland packages are updating and testing on both SPARC and Intel platforms
- you can find new ISO images with '-net-' info in name - it's network install image - you can install DilOS over internet or local APT mirror. you can find instruction based on SPARC: https://dilos-dev.atlassian.net/wiki/display/DS/How+to+install+over+internet . root Password is '123'
- illumos kernel and modules building now only 64bit
- LX zone ported from Joyent tree and working with manual updates (if you are interest how to configure it - ping me by email/IRC)
- more updates from illumos
- more others updates

It is not easy to work on project by free time - but i'll continue to work on it :)

Have to do more work for release 1.3.8 - work still in progress.

if you want to help - you are welcome by contribution and/or donate.

2015-01-02

posted Jan 11, 2015, 5:31 AM by site 2   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 1:07 AM ]

DilOS 1.3.7 has been released.

You can download DilOS ISO and USB at: http://www.dilos.org/download

gcc 4.8.3 64bit as default for dilos-illumos and userland builds.

dilos-illumos has been moved to GIT from Mecrurial.

You can use vmxnet3s + pvscsi drivers on VMware ESXi - I have tested on 5.5 version as well.

You are welcome to FreeNode IRC #dilos with questions.

2014-04-29

posted Apr 29, 2014, 10:23 AM by site 2   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 10:25 AM ]

DilOS 1.3.6 has been released


You can download DilOS ISO and USB images at: http://www.dilos.org/download

From this release you can install from USB stick.

More updates - you can find list of changes here: 

How to upgrade your DilOS to new BE you can find here: [How to upgrade DilOS]

Some updates for mpt_sas from https://github.com/nexenta/illumos-nexenta/
From this release gcc-4.8.2 is using as default for dilos-illumos-gate and dilos-useralnd-review builds.

2014-02-03

posted Feb 3, 2014, 10:42 AM by site 2

First step of Xen-4.3 port: let me introduce dilos-xen-4.3-dom0 DEBUG iSO :)

You can install it to your VM like VMware or Vbox, but for me on VM it is working only with PV guests.
With DEBUG build you will see more debug messages in console and logs - it is OK :)

How to play with it.

- download ISO
- record it to CD and install to bare metal (or VM)
- create new BE and boot to it (you can use original for boot if you have issues with new BE)
    beadm create xen43
    beadm activate xen43
    reboot
- enable Xen-4.3
    svcadm enable milestone/xvm
    reboot

After these steps you will be able to login to dom0

Have to update /etc/apt/sources.list file by additional rule for install additional packages if needed.
Example :

/etc/apt/source.list

deb http://apt.dilos.org/dilos xen-testing main contrib non-free
deb http://apt.dilos.org/dilos dilos-testing main contrib non-free



you can use info on wiki for install PV guests : 

At this moment I have tested only PV guests, because I have used VMware guest with dilos-xen-4.3-dom0 configured and HVM had issue:
    ERROR    Host does not support virtualization type 'hvm' 

if you want to help with Xen ports to DilOS - please subscribe to dilos-dev@ mail list and you are welcome to FreeNode IRC: #dilos

2013-12-15

posted Dec 15, 2013, 3:42 AM by site 2   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 3:53 AM ]

DilOS 1.3.5 has been released.
You can download DilOS at: http://www.dilos.org/download

More updates - you can find list of changes here: 

How to upgrade your DilOS to new BE you can find here: [How to upgrade DilOS]

python-27 as default from this release.

Xen packages have been updated for using of python-27.

2013-10-21

posted Oct 21, 2013, 2:16 PM by site 2   [ updated Oct 21, 2013, 2:22 PM ]


DilOS 1.3.4 has been released.
You can download it at: http://www.dilos.org/download

More updates - you can find list of changes here: 

How to upgrade your DilOS new BE you can find here: [How to upgrade DilOS]

We have new mirror (thanks to Mike):


rsync://ftp.nluug.nl/dilos/apt/ 
rsync://ftp.nluug.nl/dilos/isos/ 

From this release we will use gcc47(with patches) for dilos-illumos-gate and dilos-userland builds.

You can install and try to use Xen-3.4.

Xen PV guests have been tested with:
- Debian wheeze 64bit
- CentOS 6.4 64bit
- DilOS 64bit
- OI 64bit

Windows 2008R2 64bit work well as HVM guest.

all work well with pygrub from the box.

you can find info how to install dilos-xen-dom0 and examples for PV/HVM guests here:

Many thanks to Rushikesh Jadhav from ESDS Group for his contribution with build env and tests of Xen on DilOS and all others.

2013-06-10

posted Jun 10, 2013, 1:12 AM by site 2   [ updated Jun 10, 2013, 2:10 PM ]

DilOS 1.3.3 have been released.
You can download it at: http://www.dilos.org/download


How to upgrade your DilOS new BE you can find here: [How to upgrade DilOS]

You can install and use VirtualBox by instruction [How to install VirtualBox]

2013-04-07

posted Apr 7, 2013, 12:17 PM by site 2   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 11:26 AM ]

DilOS 1.3.2 have been released.
You can download it at: http://www.dilos.org/download

More updates - you can find list of changes here:

IMPORTANT NOTE:
SSHD have been changed to OpenSSH and you have to update /etc/ssh/sshd_config by new changes from /etc/ssh/sshd_config.new on new BE after updated your current system, or you can move new config to old by command:
$ mv /etc/ssh/sshd_config.new /etc/ssh/sshd_config
or you can add to path your new mounted BE (for example /a)
mv /a/etc/ssh/sshd_config.new /a/etc/ssh/sshd_config

How to upgrade your DilOS new BE you can find here: [How to upgrade DilOS]

You no need changes with SSH if you have installed new system - OpenSSH will be configured as default sshd server with correct configuration file.

You can install WordPress and configure it for more sites - this packages have been ported from Debian
Added Puppet and more others packages.

Now works well with vmxnet3s driver on VMware ESXi - possible installation with this driver from CD to guest.

Also available VMware tools and you can install it by:
$ sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

and activate it by command:
$ sudo svcadm enable vm-tools

Of course you can use tools on VMware ESXi/vCenter systems.

2013-01-21

posted Jan 20, 2013, 9:33 PM by site 2   [ updated Jan 21, 2013, 2:18 PM ]

DilOS 1.3.1 have been released.
You can download it at: http://www.dilos.org/download


You can use torrent clients with WEB GUI: transmission & deluge.
You are welcome with SMF service configurations.

Ported:
apt-file - you can find package where file located
apt-mirror - easy for mirror of APT repo

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