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Solaris Express 02.05 (snv_07) available on February 28

This is the new development version (beyond Solaris 10), based upon the Nevada source tree.

You will note that uname -r will return 5.10.1, so if you have programs that compare against this output you may need to make the aware of this micro release. There is at least one script that I know of for which there is a pending bug that is affected like this. I’ll post some more on how to deal with that particular script once I see what we are going to say about it in the release notes.

New Features

  • Support for iCSSI Devices
  • Fibre Channel HBA Port Utility (32-bit x86 only)
  • Metaslot in the Cryptographic Framework
  • IKE Enhancements
  • X.Org Release 6.8.2
  • Chelsio 10G Ethernet Driver (chxge)

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Written by Alan

February 23, 2005 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Solaris Express

10 Responses

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  1. When will we see ZFS and project Janus?
    – Ryan

    Ryan Matteson

    February 23, 2005 at 6:59 pm

  2. Not in this release.
    You can be certain that there will be a lot of us speaking about it when it makes it into Solaris Express! We’re all hoping that it should not be too long.

    Alan Hargreaves

    February 23, 2005 at 7:02 pm

  3. Hi,

    Arghhhh….no Janus or ZFS…..what cruel twist of fate is this….

    Seriously though, I’m sure that Sun will advertise their virtues far and wide when they’re finally out – I myself am probably going to take part in the recurring DDos attack that seems to occurs on every new build =).


    Victor Hooi

    February 23, 2005 at 10:18 pm

  4. Welp, better ZFS right the first time on release than early and error prone, so I’ll wait, but the addition of iSCSI (FINALLY!!!!) will be very nice. I guess that explains the documentation updates at


    February 23, 2005 at 11:34 pm

  5. [Trackback] Solaris 10 03/05 ist gerade raus. Es gibt jetzt aber wieder ein neuen neuen Solaris Express-Build. Download an der �blichen Stelle auf “New Features”-Liste auf Alan Hargreaves’ Weblog

    February 28, 2005 at 10:21 pm

  6. Does the SPARC version of Solaris 10 get X.Org or does it still use XSun?

    Azeem Jiva

    March 3, 2005 at 7:38 am

  7. I believe SPARC based systems are still using Xsun. The authority here would be <a herf=>Alan Coopersmith.

    Alan Hargreaves

    March 3, 2005 at 4:50 pm

  8. Sun is lagging behind several releases… again no Xprint server with OpenGL capabilities in Solaris Express (Linux already has it!)

    Simon Toedt

    March 3, 2005 at 7:56 pm

  9. Maybe that might have something to do with the fact that we have not (yet) released a driver supporting GL?
    Alan Coopersmith and Roland Mainz have already answered your original post on comp.unix.solaris on this issue.
    I believe that the release of that appears in SX 2/05 is 6.8.2 RC2, but I’m sure that one of the other Alans will correct me if I’m wrong.

    Alan Hargreaves

    March 3, 2005 at 8:17 pm

  10. [Trackback] Just noticed the discussion and questions in the comments Alan Hargreave’s blog about Solaris Express 2/05 – I started typing this in as a response there, but it got so long, I figured I’d just put it here and leave a trackback link there.

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