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Happy Anniversary to the OpenIndiana project!

Release date: Sept 14, 2011

OpenIndiana oi_151a is released today, 14th September 2011, exactly one year after our first release, oi_147! Our latest build brings new features and improvements in security, documentation, and processes to enable more people to contribute.

Installing or Upgrading

If you are currently running OpenSolaris, please see Upgrading from OpenSolaris. If you are currently running OpenIndiana, please see Upgrading OpenIndiana.

For information on installing OpenIndiana, please see Installing OpenIndiana

Downloading OpenIndiana

ISO images and Torrents are available from:

Also please see our mirror sites at

New features in OpenIndiana oi_151a

OpenIndiana Kernel & Core Userland

OpenIndiana oi_151a is based on Illumos. Notable changes to the kernel and core userland since OpenIndiana's oi_148 release includes:

  • KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)

OpenIndiana oi_151a now includes KVM, the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine, as a basic virtualization solution along with the QEMU package! This KVM port includes virtualization extensions for Intel VT.  Using KVM, a user or system administrator can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified x86_64-based operating system images for Linux, BSD, or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

Spec Files Extra Repository

A wide variety of software is now available through the Spec Files Extra repository

  • AbiWord (2.8.6)
  • Arora (0.11.0)
  • BIND (9.8.1)
  • Drupal (7.7)
  • GCC (4.6.1)
  • FlightGear (2.4.0)
  • ImageMagick (
  • Inkscape (0.48.1)
  • Java JDK (1.6.0_26)
  • libfuse (NTFS driver) (20100615)
  • Mplayer (version 2.0.99)
  • mpg123 (1.13.3)
  • MySQL (5.5.15)
  • Netatalk (2.2.0
  • Nvidia video driver (280.13)
  • OpenSSL (version 1.0.0d)
  • Perl (version 5.12.3)
  • PostgreSQL database (9.0.4)
  • Python (version 3.2)
  • Samba (3.5.5)
  • Scribus (1.4.0)
  • Stellarium (version 0.10.6)
  • Sylpheed (version 3.1.1)
  • Tightvnc (1.3.10)
  • VLC (1.1.11)
  • Wine (1.1.44 (stable) & 1.3.28 (dev))
  • x264 (20110827)
  • XFCE desktop environment (4.8.0)
  • xz (5.0.3)

Community packages provided by other projects

Known issues

Here is a list of known issues that are still outstanding:

See for more known issues and detailed information

  • OpenIndiana svn_151 support on Adaptec 6xxx (1495)
  • pkg:/service/network/samba@3.5.4-0.147 broken (415)
  • i/o hang with mega_sas driver (618)
  • cpqary3 driver is old and causes panic in oi_151 (348, 1441)
  • Chinese inputmethod lost in b151 (1084)
  • tcl/tk 64bit not working (1066)
  • ZFS time-slider and auto-snapshots not working due to missing zfssnap-roleadd SMF service (1179)
  • adpu320 should be on install media (963)
  • CUPS hpcac filter missing from hplip (240)

Reporting bugs

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve the quality of future releases. Please report bugs through the provided bugtracker system:

If you want to help out with bugs, the OpenIndiana bug team is always looking for help.

Participate in OpenIndiana

If you would like to help shape OpenIndiana, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at

  • Irc://

More information

You can find out more about the OpenIndiana distribution project, see:

Note: oi_151a Release Notes originally written by Ken Mays (kmays). Please contact for any major corrections or changes.

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