The Nexenta/StormOS stall at FOSDEM appeared to be a great success. Although there was some confusion as to what Nexenta and StormOS actually are, mainly due to the way people commonly use the word 'OpenSolaris' to refer to both the kernel and the distribution. Other people thought we were a new Ubuntu based distribution for Netbooks, etc. In the end I think many people were genuinely intrigued by ideas of combining OpenSolaris and Ubuntu to get the best of both worlds. An GNU/OpenSolaris distribution with ZFS AND APT! Genius! Anyway, the stall...
"Today's my last day at Sun. I'll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more" - Jonathon Schwartz
I will be sharing a stall with the guys from CAcert this FOSDEM (6th-7th February in Brussels, Belgium) where I will be representing both StormOS & Nexenta.
There will be a netbook running the latest build of StormOS, tons of CD's (NCP3a4, NCP PNFS, NexentaStor, StormOS and the next StormOS preview; the Jaunty based one!) and t-shirts too!
"Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts.
In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
I said in a previous post that the new repo had changed quite a bit and that I wanted to wait until Hail Beta 3 was released to update it, but since Hail Beta 3 is very close I think it now makes sense to do the update.
Old repo is now 'hardy-unstable-old' and the new repo takes its place as 'hardy-unstable'.
I highly recommend against using this repo with NCP2 or StormOS Hail Beta 2 as it is intended for NCP3. Its called unstable for a reason :P.
Well I reached the 1000 package milestone for StormOS yesterday, sooner than I had originally planned. I had planned on announcing a new ISO but its not ready yet, so this will have to do:
I had a bit of spare time over the weekend so I decided to take a look at getting gparted working on StormOS:
It looks like I'm running Xubuntu 9.04 because I've backported the xubuntu meta-packages so I can use them as a base for the new stormos-xfce-desktop meta-package for Hail Beta 3 (which is going to be awesome).