[TUHS] Oracle euthanizes Solaris 12, expunging it from roadmap

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Fri Jan 20 00:40:17 AEST 2017


Let's hope they do the right thing and release Solaris into the wild 
again. ZFS in particular.

Personally, I think they are making a huge mistake. What are they going 
to do, move to Linux? Oh, right... the "cloud" will be Linux.

Blech.

On 1/19/2017 3:49 AM, Wesley Parish wrote:
> I suppose that set of rumours will lead to people shifting to the FOSS versions
> of Solaris and SPARC.
>
> Wesley Parish
>
> Quoting Kay Parker 	  <kayparker at mailite.com>:
>
>> guess it is the beginning of the end of Solaris and the Sparc CPU:
>> 'Rumors have been circulating since late last year that Oracle was
>> planning to kill development of the Solaris operating system, with
>> major
>> layoffs coming to the operating system's development team. Others
>> speculated that future versions of the Unix platform Oracle acquired
>> with Sun Microsystems would be designed for the cloud and built for the
>> Intel platform only and that the SPARC processor line would meet its
>> demise. The good news, based on a recently released Oracle roadmap for
>> the SPARC platform, is that both Solaris and SPARC appear to have a
>> future.
>>
>> The bad news is that the next major version of Solaris—Solaris 12—
>> has
>> apparently been canceled, as it has disappeared from the roadmap.
>> Instead, it's been replaced with "Solaris 11.next"—and that version
>> is
>> apparently the only update planned for the operating system through
>> 2021.
>>
>> With its on-premises software and hardware sales in decline, Oracle has
>> been undergoing a major reorganization over the past two years as it
>> attempts to pivot toward the cloud. Those changes led to a major speed
>> bump in the development cycle for Java Enterprise Edition, a slowdown
>> significant enough that it spurred something of a Java community
>> revolt.
>> Oracle later announced a new roadmap for Java EE that recalibrated
>> expectations, focusing on cloud services features for the next version
>> of the software platform. '
>>
> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/oracle-sort-of-confirms-demise-of-solaris-12-effort/
>> -- 
>>   Kay Parker
>>   kayparker at mailite.com
>>
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