[csw-maintainers] 1. VM image of OpenSolaris with OpenCSW, 2. Custom streams

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Sep 18 16:57:32 CEST 2009

Hi Peter,

Am 18.09.2009 um 09:58 schrieb Peter Bonivart:
> I would like to make available an image (for VMWare/VirtualBox) of
> OpenSolaris with OpenCSW bootstrapped. I tried it in VirtualBox and
> exported it as OVF and it's about 1,3 GB which is not that much today.
> We could even publish it as a torrent on Pirate Bay. :-) VMWare can
> also publish it for us. Sure we can't do this for Solaris 8-10 but
> even Sun is moving towards OpenSolaris now providing official support
> for it and many people are curious about it, it's time that we show
> our presence on that platform. Maybe we could get our "distro" publish
> on the OpenSolaris web site?

Good idea. And a good start to verify things before going IPS.

> The second idea is to allow people to customize their downloads on our
> (new) web site. They could click any number of packages and a stream
> would be prepared for download with all dependencies included.
> What do you think?

Well, that's what I wanted the stream-flag for initially :-)

Best regards

   -- Dago

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