[OmniOS-discuss] OmniOS r151022 is now out!
danmcd at omniti.com
Fri May 12 14:50:50 UTC 2017
As always, please start with the release notes:
And for this release, there are upgrade notes:
This is an LTS and Stable update. Highlights include:
- BSD Loader is now available. This has its own wiki page, including how to stick with GRUB if you think you need to.
- Kayak Interactive Installer --> No more Caiman, no more F-keys & curses, and no-more hacking timezone names. Also, one less repo to maintain for OmniOS. Kayak does it all now.
- Python is now 2.7. This means an IPS/pkg(5) update too. There's a subtle, but noteworthy, update to linked-image semantics ("pkg update -r") AND upgrading non-linked-image "ipkg" zones is a bit more difficult due to the transition (chicken & egg problem with ipkg brand "attach").
- Perl is now 5.24.1.
- USB 3.0 support.
With OmniTI withdrawing funding for OmniOS-as-product, this will be the last OmniTI-pushed "release" of OmniOS. It contains all of the most recent (as of May) illumos-gate changes, AND illumos-joyent LX brand changes.
This release broke the 6-month cadence, due to Loader, Python2.7, and the need for Kayak to take over ALL installation duties. I'm sorry for it being 1-2 months late, but I wanted to make sure these changes were comfortably in place during the 021 bloody.
Because of the sheer volume of change in this release, I had to update many OmniOS wiki pages. Here's a list of all of those I changed nontrivially due to r151022. Please check them out to make sure I'm not missing anything...
I'll have more to say about my departure from OmniTI in a distinct e-mail.
Thanks, and happy upgrading!
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