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Project Release Date: 12 April 2011 (Disclaimer: Developer BETA Release, not for production use)

Project goal: The main focus for the OI_148b release provides the migration of the Illumos team's recent patches to ON_147, Perl 5.10 migration, and to resolve previous critical consolidation and installation issues with OI_147 and OI_148 releases. This developer beta release supercedes previous OI releases and should only be used in developer and testing environments.

IPS Repository: http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev-il
 

Consolidation

Ver

Maintainer

Rebranded

Build Status

MQ Patches Committed

Delivered to dock

Build Documented

Illumos_gate

rev_13311

Albert Lee

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

No change

pkg

148

Alasdair Lumsden

N/A

Complete

Rebuilt with cb84cf4c50a9
from 149

Complete

No change

Caiman

148

Alasdair Lumsden

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

No change

XNV

148

Colin Ellis

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

SFW

148

Jon Tibble

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

JDS

148

Guido Berhörster

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete

VPanels

148

Jon Tibble

Complete

Complete

Yes with v148

Complete

Complete

g11n

Tip

Andrzej Szeszo

 

 

 

 

 

admin

148

Onno Molenkamp

Not Needed

Built

Not Needed

Complete

Incomplete

sic_team

148

Onno Molenkamp

Not Needed

Built

Not Needed

Complete

Incomplete

solaris_re

Tip

Albert Lee

Not Needed

Complete

Not Needed

Complete

Build scripts

Distribution Constructor / Release Engineer: Andrzej Szeszo

Assisting OpenIndiana Project Manager: Ken Mays

Bug reports: Important issues to resolve

Please add to list of concerns below:

  • Rework wallpapers so the logo is visible in all resolutions
  • GDM login prompt - review colors and passwd issues
  • Need to fix mdnsd in ONNV (Alasdair working on this)
  • Resolve package renaming issues and missing packages in dev-il 
  • Perl 5.10.0 migration testing and review
  • Review last minute JDS updates needed for OI_148b completion
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  1. Nov 24, 2010

    Anonymous

    Suggest integration of JDS NEVADA 154, GCC 4.4.5, and Nvidia 260.19.21 in IPS.

    1. Nov 27, 2010

      Anonymous

      GCC 4.5.1 is pretty much usable, so it could be intergrated instead of 4.4.5. Considering JDS NEVADA, what about integrating tomww's script for setting up build env. ?

    2. Dec 11, 2010

      Anonymous

      A definite second on the integration of Nvidia 260.19.21, my 8600GTS died

      and I had to replace it with a GT200 which is not recognised by the default.

      I manually installed the Nvidia 260.19.21 driver and lost my display.

      Can I suggest making the Nvidia drivers available via the Package Manager to

      simplify access or persuade Nvidia to make them available via an IPS respository

      1. Dec 11, 2010

        Anonymous

        Did you try getting the driver directly from Nvidia?

        1. Dec 12, 2010

          Anonymous

          Yes, and had many problems trying to install it. Eventually I manually installed all the files rebooted and

          lost any output display. I had to boot from the LiveCD to recover. Checking with Google, I found the following post http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=187654 where some had performed more comprehensive testing.

          There is a gfx_private binaries for x86 and AMD64 for both SunOS 5.10 and SunOS 5.11 which could be

          investigated. A suspicious mind might believe they could be used to enable functionality only in SunOS.

          1. Jan 02, 2011

            Anonymous

            Replacing the GT210 with a GT430 resolved the display issue.

          2. May 12, 2011

            Anonymous

            IIRC Sun/Oracle engineers have source-level access to the nVidia drivers and can add fixes to Solaris Next builds before they get integrated "upstream" at nVidia.

  2. Dec 27, 2010

    Anonymous

    GCC 4.5.2 was ported and compile for OI_148.

  3. Feb 22, 2011

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    I've installed xen hypervisor on OI_148. On reboot the machines hangs, saying

    HYPERVISOR_update_va_mapping failed... Googling a bit arround I found, that I have

    to add "mem=1.5G" to the Grub kernel line and remove "dom0_mem=2048M" from it. After that, OI_148

    boots and xvm seems to work (have not tested deeply, yet). Is there a special reason, why I cant use more than

    1.5G of memory for starting OI_148 with xvm support. Or could this be related to my hardware?

    1. Feb 26, 2011

      Anonymous

      Just curious, which packages did you install?

      1. Feb 26, 2011

        Anonymous

        just installed xvm-gui...

  4. Apr 18, 2011

    Anonymous

    FYI,

    Fantastic, I am so pleased that the "oi_148b" re-spin ( at http://dlc-int.openindiana.org/respins/isos/148b/ I know it is a NON-SUPPORTED internal release ) seems to solve every issue and bug which has been preventing my staff from using OpenIndiana. 

    Always (at least for me) the prior releases had both hardware support and stability issues that we ran into to such as random lockups and freezes inability to use more than one CPU core, poor motherboard and/or graphics support for newer chip-sets.   I can honestly say after 2 solid days of use WRT "oi_148b" that I haven't come across a single issue that is a show stopper.

    I am only left with a few super minor GUI/Firefox "nits" such as

    • I don't know how to increase the number of gnome workspaces, (form 4 to 9), seems like there should be a spinner in the property panel, but that has nothing to OpenIndinia at all.
    • Lack of "default flash" or "mpeg" video support in the Firefox browser  - yes I can probably do some web searches and download and install the required plug-ins and codecs but it is not the important.  Once again this is more of a packaging issue for the best initial usability. As I only use embedded browser videos for viewing web presentations of conference proceedings it really isn't too important to me at the present time.

    I  look forward to the next "stable" release of OpenIndiana that incorporates the improvements seen in "oi_148b" so we can switch the majority of our companies desktop workstations to use OpenIndiana as our primary OS.
    Thanks to all those in the community for all the hard work and effort - this is awesome and proof to me that OpenSolaris did not die it only got better.
     
    Best Regards,
     
    Jon Strabala, CTO
    Quantum Systems Integrators, Inc.
    950 South Coast Drive, Suite 120
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    1. Apr 19, 2011

      Anonymous

      To increase the number of gnome workspaces right click on the workspaces display in the panel and select Preferences from the menu.  You'll find the "Number of workspaces:" box in the dialog box which pops up. Set it to 9 and click Close and you're done.

  5. Apr 22, 2011

    Anonymous

    Hi

    After installing io_148b from ISO,  i try to install printer's, but i got

    perl (5.10..)  errors from lpstat -p.

    Any work around ?

    Torbjørn Fallsen

    Kongsberg

    Norway

  6. May 16, 2011

    Anonymous

    OpenIndiana is working pretty darn good, after a full month of testing on oi_148b the only remaining issue I have was that the kernel was using 6% of the CPU (50% of a single hyperthreaded core) doing absolutely nothing for no particular reason and every time I tried to 'dtrace' the issue the machine did a hard lockup (if and only if I tried to use 'kernel' dtrace functions).

    A thread "OpenIndiana CPU Usage" provided the answer it solved both the 1/2 core CPU usage and also the dtrace 'hard lockup' issue.

    REF: http://openindiana.org/pipermail/openindiana-discuss/2010-November/001276.html

    Once /etc/power.conf contains the line ('disable' instead ot 'enable') and the system is rebooted:

    cpupm  disable
    

    The 6% CPU use disappeared and I was also able to run kenel level dtrace scripts like

    # cd /opt/DTT
    # ./hotkernel
    
    Sampling... Hit Ctrl-C to end.
    ^C
    

    or

    # dtrace -n 'profile-10ms{@[stack()] = count()}'
    ^C
    

    I don't know if many others get hit with this issue but perhaps power.conf should be totally disabled by default.

    Best Regards,

    Jon Strabala

  7. May 16, 2011

    Anonymous

    More info on the CPU power issue and lockup when using dtrace, concerning the cpupm settng in /etc/power.conf in https://www.illumos.org/issues/423, a better default setting by default might be (unless a load test is done to remove the 'poll-mode' suffix).

    cpupm enable poll-mode
    

    Jon Strabala

  8. Jun 23, 2011

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    I have downloaded openindiana 148 and it won't load live cd / usb (gnome) so that I can install via graphics.

    I tried vesa too but same result

    Also, I have 8GB RAM, 64BIT Machine, intel dh67cl mobo, but when I boot the install disc it says 32BIT Kernel and then start throwing errors saying "Disk blocks too large for 32BIT Kernel"

    I even tried disconnecting 2TB x 3 Drives and left only the 500GB Drive, but it won't boot into graphics session.

    Any Ideas ?
    I am using the built-in Graphics card on INTEL DH67CL.

    Will be grateful for your guidance on this !
    Kind Regards