Hipster is a codename for rapidly moving development branch of OpenIndiana and the development branch from which major release snapshots are made. Changes go into an ISO snapshots at a slower pace and with the general assumption that they have first been tested from the hipster Hipster IPS package repository. This is still a development branch and, at any given time, the packages from OpenIndiana's hipster Hipster IPS repository may or may not be suitable for general use. It is simply another engineering development track, not a resource for end-users. Users who do not have the resources to perform testing should instead run their own tested ISO snapshot of Openindiana hipsterHipster.
Those interested in tracking or contributing to the OpenIndiana's hipster Hipster development process, especially as it relates to the next release of Openindiana hipsterHipster, should consider following the mailing lists.
Before considering using "hipster"Hipster, please read the statement below.
Even though, hipster Hipster might contain some newer packages it is generally not advised for mission critical servers or fully functioning production desktop. Things might break and could cause system/service downtime. Do upgrade only if you know what you are doing. You have been warned!
To switch to the hipster Hipster branch on an existing /dev installation, do the following:
On switching from old /dev Openindiana to /hipsterHipster, also see: Testing /dev to /hipster-2015 or /hipster update