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.
For information on installing OpenIndiana, please see Installing OpenIndiana
ISO images and Torrents are available from:
Also please see our mirror sites at http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Mirrors
OpenIndiana oi_151a is based on Illumos. Notable changes to the kernel and core userland since OpenIndiana's oi_148 release includes:
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.
A wide variety of software is now available through the Spec Files Extra repository
Community packages provided by other projects
Here is a list of known issues that are still outstanding:
See https://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues for more known issues and detailed information
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.
If you would like to help shape OpenIndiana, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at
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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