We are glad to announce that Hipster 2017.10 snapshot is available.
Mirror list: https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Mirrors
Xorg was updated to 1.19.5 (Note, that if you run OI as VirtualBox guest, you should switch to vesa driver, as latest VirtualBox guest additions (currently 5.1.30 or 5.2.0) don't provide Solaris xorg drivers for Xorg 1.19). An issue causing Xorg being launched as root was fixed.
Mate was updatet to 1.18 version.
IIIM (Internet/Intranet Input Method Framework) is not delivered by default (IBus is shipped instead) and will be removed soon. Installer was reworked to configure XKB for switching keyboard layouts in Mate. US layout is always the default one. Additional layout is selected based on chosen language.
Text installer now can perform basic install OpenIndiana installation to existing ZFS pool (for example, in parallel to existing OpenIndiana installation). The option is considered advanced and should be used with care, but allows you to install minimal OI system to existing pool. To use it,
press F3 on 'Welcome' screen.
Cluster suite was updated.
We've worked with MongoDB developers to fix several issues in MongoDB 3.4 component. The possibility of running MongoDB OI buildbot is being investigated.
We've started to remove Gnome 2 components and libraries, be warned, if (by some strange reason) you still haven't switched to Mate.
ABI compatibility for Solaris 10u10 binaries was added.
Xorg was updated to 1.19.5, xorg libraries and drivers were updated.
Mate was updated to 1.18
Enlightenment was updated to 0.21.8
Gstreamer and gstreamer plugins were updated to 1.12.3
WebkitGTK2 was updated to 2.16.6
btltty was updated to 5.5
Nvidia driver was updated to 340.104
GCC 7 was added. We've started work to fix oi-userland build with GCC 6.
OpenJDK 8 was updated to 1.8.131
PostgreSQL 10 was added, PostgreSQL 9.4-9.6 were updated to latest minor versions. PostgreSQL 9.3 was removed (9.4 is the default one now).
MongoDB 3.4 was updated to 3.4.9, several portability fixes were added.
MariaDB 10.1, Percona Server 5.6,5.7 were updated to latest minor versions. Percona Server 5.5 and MariaDB 5.5 were removed.
NodeJS 8 was added, NodeJS 7 and 6 were updated to laest minor versions.
OpenVPN was updated to 2.4.3.
Samba was updated to 4.4.16
Tcpdump was updated to 4.9.2
GeoIP was updated to 1.6.11. geoip-database shipping GeoIP databases was added
A lot of other bug fixes and minor software updates included.
As always, we are proud to deliver to you latest illumos-gate bits.