Category Archives: OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris-specific KDE things

The Sun Sets on KDE-Solaris

[[ No stories at Akademy this year — well, not by me. Maybe Kevin will write down how he got his students to sleep this year. Heck, I didn’t even put together a not-going-to-Akademy badge this year, and I see it’s been … Continue reading

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KDE 4.7 on OpenSolaris

Since KDE 4.7 first alpha was released two weeks ago, we’ve slowly started work on KDE 4.7.x specfiles for OpenSolaris / OpenIndiana / Oracle Solaris 11 / Solaris 10 (what a terrible naming confusion — there’s the enterprise stuff from … Continue reading

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Some things Oracle just doesn’t get

Yesterday at the NLUUG conference I picked up a Solaris 11 Express CD in a nice brownish CD sleeve (I say "nice" because it feels and looks different from the generic white sleeves). Here’s a scan of the back of … Continue reading

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Quassel bump on OpenIndiana

Folk — ok, just Johannes — showed up in #kde4-solaris asking about Quassel packages for OpenIndiana. Quassel is a disconnected IRC client, useful if you move from computer to computer regularly and want to take your IRC session with you. … Continue reading

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KDE4 on OpenSolaris update

The KDE4 on OpenSolaris project carries on. The right adverb is probably "doggedly". We continue to follow KDE releases of the KDE Plasma Desktop, Applications and Frameworks. The TechBase page has been somewhat updated (although I’m not really clear on … Continue reading

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KDE 4.6.0 on OSOL

Although KDE 4.6.0 was released nearly two weeks ago, I had not yet gotten around to announcing the availability of KDE 4.6.0 packages for OpenSolaris / OpenIndiana. The KDE4-OpenSolaris team (mostly Jan and Pavel right now, since I’m distracted) are … Continue reading

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Newer OSOL packages

KDE 4.5.4 (why wasn’t that codenamed "pound" or such?) was released some time ago, so there’s updated OpenIndiana packages available. You can find them at the KDE 4.5 package repository. The naming is now deceptive: it’s KDE 4.5.4 in the … Continue reading

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KDE 4.6.0-beta1 packages available for OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana

The first beta of KDE 4.6.0 has rolled around, pretty much on schedule. In the KDE4-OpenSolaris community we’ve been following closely, building trunk as much as possible and upstreaming those patches that make sense. So we’re happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Futile? Yes, but not pointless (Qt 4.7.1 on SPARC)

I feel so conflicted. Just look at that screenshot. I was considering starting this blog post in a mad-scientist fashion, “mad, was I? they said I was mad to try! haha! and now I shall unleash my creation upon the … Continue reading

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An exercise in futility (nv151 on Ultra 45 with XVR-2500)

Oracle has released Solaris Express 11. That’s a binary-only preview of Solaris 11, which picks up somewhere after OpenSolaris was killed. The kernel identifies itself as snv_151a. As an exercise in futility, I decided to install this on my Sun … Continue reading

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