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

Wesley Parish wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Thu Jan 19 18:49:47 AEST 2017

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. '
> -- 
>  Kay Parker 
>  kayparker at mailite.com
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