[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Sun Dec 4 23:08:50 CST 2016

Why not use Solaris' SMF, I think the license is/was compatible.

Or maybe leave it alone?  After all, with VMs/containerization the need to calculate complicated dependencies is dropping, which was its main selling point AFAIK.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Jones" <andrew at jones.ec>
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Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:49:13 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: [rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

On 12/04/2016 06:15 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Red Hat baffles me at times.  They continue to deploy dinosaur-era
> releases of util-linux, MySQL, I'm sure folks can name other packages
> ...  and then they push out bleeding-edge unproven garbage like systemd,
> or ship an engineering-prototype gcc snapshot as an official system
> compiler after being SPECIFICALLY TOLD that it is not releasable yet.
> (Yeah, did you ever wonder why the original Red Hat 7, as distinct from
> RHEL7, had *two* compilers, gcc and kgcc?  THAT'S WHY.  The engineering
> snapshot they shipped as the system gcc couldn't compile a Linux kernel
> yet.)

Redhat employs the bulk of the systemd team, so it's their own product 
that they're releasing.

Same with the GCC snapshot.  Redhat bought Cygnus, so they had a 
non-trivial subset of gcc and egcs developers in-house.
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