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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.

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