[rescue] Whither Solaris 10

Jeremy Towers jeremy.towers at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 04:59:21 CDT 2015


shows that premier support for Solaris 10 ends in 2018.

I have been told at Oracle user group meetings that S10 U11 will be
the last release.

Given that Solaris 11 is almost 5 years old now  (11/11/2011)  and
that Solaris 12 will be released in a year or two, it is unlikely that
any development work is going in in Solaris 10. Some things may well
still be back ported.

My fear is that given the fact that applications must be reinstalled
for Solaris 11, many companies will take the opportunity to switch to
Linux.  Solaris 10 will of course run in zones, but at some stage the
bullet will have to be bitten.

I would like Oracle not to discount this danger.


Jeremy ~(_8^(|)

Jeremy Towers

On 28 April 2015 at 00:36, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>    Good evening Rescuers,
>    Have Oracle stopped development on Solaris 10?  I took a look the
> other evening and it seems the last version that's available is from
> 2013 -- hardly current.  Is it dead?
>    I've not looked at the HCL pages for Solaris 11 -- mainly because
> I'd be frightened off due to the hardware upgrades (and power, and
> cooling, and ...) involved in joining that crowd.
>    I'm doing Solaris packaging work with the Icinga group, and maintain
> a solid base of Solaris here (anywhere from 2.5.1 to 2.10U11) and am
> wondering if it's time to give it up as a dead cause...
>    Cheers!
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