FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Project Indiana: towards a free OpenSolaris LiveCD

Stefan Schneider
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 17:20
End time 17:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Project Indiana: towards a free OpenSolaris LiveCD

The talk will give an overview of the IPS packaging system, the live CD and the strategy to simplify the operating system structures and the update cycles for patches.

Project Indiana is working towards creating a binary distribution of an operating system built out of the OpenSolaris source code. The distribution is a point of integration for several current projects on, including those to make the installation experience easier, to modernize the look and feel of OpenSolaris on the desktop, and to introduce a network-based package management system into Solaris.

The resulting distribution is a live-CD install image, and is fully permissible to be redistributed by anyone. It will also have the capability for developers to create their own, customized distribution based on Project Indiana. The first official release is due Spring 2008.