Hipster 2019.04 is here

We are glad to announce that Hipster 2019.04 snapshot is available.

ImageChecksumGPG-signature
OI-hipster-gui-20190511.iso [SHA256]
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OI-hipster-gui-20190511.usb [SHA256]
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OI-hipster-text-20190511.iso[SHA256][SIG]
OI-hipster-text-20190511.usb [SHA256][SIG]
OI-hipster-minimal-20190511.iso [SHA256]
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OI-hipster-minimal-20190511.usb [SHA256][SIG]

List of mirrors: https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Mirrors

Security

 This release is signed and verifiable by GPG. The OpenIndiana Release Engineering key has key id 0x3a021afadbe31887.

 The public key:

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How to verify:

General system changes

During this development cycle we've worked on fixing VirtualBox, updating Firefox and Mate.

Other noticeable changes include moving of some OI-specific applications from Python 2.7/GTK 2 to Python 3.5/GTK 3,
merging updates from OmniOS CE IPS (including automatically named boot environments), rebuilding and fixing issues in
libiconv conversion modules.

Late news (known issues)

Firefox can fail to spawn child processes on the first launch. After being restarted it runs fine.

In some scenarios Firefox hangs or crashes. In many cases enlarging the swap helps. In the example below we enlarge swap from 4 to 8 GB:

$ zfs get volsize rpool/swap
NAME PROPERTY VALUE SOURCE
rpool/swap volsize 4G local
$ pfexec zfs set volsize=8g rpool/swap
$ pfexec reboot

Desktop software and libraries

Common tools and libraries

Development tools and libraries

Server software

A lot of other bug fixes and minor software updates are included.

illumos

As always, we are proud to ship the latest illumos-gate bits (a547acf91a).

Contributors

Following developers contributed to the 2019.04 snapshot with close to 500 commits. We very much appreciate their contributions: