Archives for January 2017

Continuous Delivery for Solaris

Just a few days after the orginal post with Solaris 11.x plans, Oracle just provided an update on the official Solaris blog.

Starting with Solaris 11, OS development and update will follow a continuous delivery model, whih means the next few years will see lots of incremental improvements within 11.x instead of a major release like Solaris 12.

It’s also very good to see that extended support is planned for the next 25 years or so:

As we will deliver new features and capabilities as part of Oracle Solaris 11, we have extended the Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4 Premier and Extended Support lifespans to January 2031 and January 2034, respectively.  Support dates are evaluated for update annually, and will be provided through at least the dates above.

Oracle Roadmap: SPARC/Solaris

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Okay, so Oracle just updated their roadmap for SPARC and Solaris.

Seems Solaris 12 will take a couple more years to be released (I seem to remember that in 2014/2015 a very similar roadmap was suggesting Solaris 12 would show up in late 2016), which means for now there will only be Solaris 11.x incremental releases.

There’s also¬†promise of SPARC Next hardware which promises significant boost to performance.