Solaris Community Changes: genunix
When Sun started the process of opening Solaris, they created OpenSolaris, a port of Solaris based upon an open source code base. With the purchase of Sun by Oracle, for all intensive purposes, it appeared that OpenSolaris was dead, but there is still activity in the individual ports as well as the GenUNIX Mercurial Repositories.
While there may not seem to be a lot of activity in the Solaris Community on genunix.org, the Mercurial Repository shows a different pattern.
While the OS/Net repositories for OpenSolaris seem basically dead, for over a year, the pkg-gate and solaris userland consolidations are still incurring changes.
GenUNIX Mercurial Repositories:
The active respositories, as of October 2011 are as follows
|pkg-gate||pkg(5) (aka IPS) repository||Cyril Plisko||90 minutes ago|
|userland.hg||Solaris Userland consolidation||Cyril Plisko||2 weeks ago|
|g11n.hg||Globalization (G11N) repository||Cyril Plisko||3 weeks ago|
|sfwnv.hg||Solaris Freeware repository||Cyril Plisko||3 months ago|
Of course, there are other places for active Solaris Open Communities to congregate (i.e. illumos), but at least people should be aware of where that there are a lot of changes still happening on genunix.org, even if the home page looks rather stale.
The community is waiting to see what happens, once Solaris 11 is released.