[ NikolaVeber @ 02.11.2007. 20:56 ] @

From: Glynn Foster <[email protected]>
Date: Nov 1, 2007 9:02 AM
Subject: [advocacy-discuss] Project Indiana milestone reached!
To: Open Solaris <[email protected]>, OpenSolaris
Announce <[email protected]>, Indiana Discuss
<[email protected]>, [email protected]

I'm very pleased to announce that the first milestone of Project Indiana is now
available - called OpenSolaris Developer Preview.

It's available for download at


This is an x86-based LiveCD install image, containing some new and emerging
OpenSolaris technologies. This may result in instabilities that lead to system
panics or data corruption.

Among the features contained in this release are

o Single CD download, with LiveCD 'try before you install' capabilities

o Caiman installer, with significantly improved installation experience

o ZFS as the default filesystem

o Image packaging system, with capabilities to pull packages from
network repositories

o GNU utilities in the default $PATH

o bash as the default shell

o GNOME 2.20 desktop environment

For more details about the system requirements along with some basic user
documentation, see -


and the release notes


This milestone preview shows the results of many months of engineering work
through the collaboration of several projects on opensolaris.org. I would like
to thank to those people who have been involved, and offer my congratulations
for reaching this successful milestone.

Report Bugs
We are very interested in hearing feedback about your experiences with this
release. In particular, if you have issues installing on your hardware we would
love to know.

If you would like to provide feedback, see our bug reporting page for details on
how to do that -


About Project Indiana
Project Indiana is working towards creating a binary distribution of an
operating system built out of the OpenSolaris source code. The distribution is a
point of integration for several current projects on OpenSolaris.org, including
those to make the installation experience easier, to modernize the look and feel
of OpenSolaris on the desktop, and to introduce a network-based package
management system into Solaris.