Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Solaris Open Source bits move to GitHub

Alan Coopersmith blogged about migration of Open Source content available in Solaris from java.net to GitHub. This is definitely an improvement.

The new repositories on GitHub are:


Friday, April 21, 2017

Ebbisland and Extremeparr

Although The Register and others were suggesting Solaris 11 might be affected, it seems not to be the case - according to Oracle Solaris 11 has never been affected be either of them.The Register clarified it as well.

Also if you have a support contract you should have been told this much quicker.

ps. if you have CDE installed on Solaris 10 then there is an IDR available for extremeparr local exploit (again, Solaris 11 is not affected)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Solaris 11 Continuous Delivery Model

Solaris 11 adopts Continuous Delivery model, which means instead of Solaris 12 there will be Solaris 11.4, 11.5, etc. This is generally a good thing - quicker adoption of new features as most software certified for Solaris 11 should stay certified for the new dot releases, etc. This is also similar to what Microsoft did with Windows.

Oracle also extended Solaris 11 support to 2031.

http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-hardware-301321.pdf