OpenSolaris 2009.06 的 Torrent 下载页面

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OpenSolaris 2009.06 发布了。 更新的内容不算多,但是有些还是很有革命性的。OpenSolaris 官方提供的 torrent 链接还是老的,这里提供一个官方的所有版本的 torrent 下载页面,大家可以选择合适的版本下载。

我最喜欢的 那个 .usb 版本,绿色环保,不需要刻录不能循环利用的光盘。而且USB 盘的安装速度也比光盘快。

当然如果您原先安装有 2008.11 版本,那么直接用“检查更新”即可升级到最新的2009.06 版本。

Firefox 3.1 (beta) 的更新可以算是一个败笔,3.1 还是和很多插件不兼容,其实用 3.0 即可。

Improved Time Slider Snapshot Management

Now comes with the ability to manually create and delete ZFS snapshots providing more flexible control over data.(时间滑块的管理,原来不能手工来做,这下可以手工想做就做了!)

Integration of Codeina to enhance multimedia capabilities

Codeina will install codecs required to play various multimedia content. It will detect the need for a codec when it encounters a new media format and will connect the user to the web store at to obtain and install the codec.

Improved user experience for the Package Manager

This includes performing searches across multiple repositories, single click package installs from the web with a new .p5i MIME type, and managing existing or adding new repositories.

Full support for the Intel Xeon 5500 processor (Nehalem)

This release brings power awareness to the thread dispatcher, allowing threads to be scheduled according to the power state of the CPU. With Nehalem’s support for deep idle CPU power management, known as deep C-state, OpenSolaris can dynamically place uninitialized CPUs into a state where they consume a fraction of power usage compared to normal operation.

Improved graphical boot experience

Easy network administration and observability with Clearview

OpenSolaris 2009.06 improves the area of IP observability, allowing the developer or administrator to use common packet sniffing tools such as ethereal and snoop to view all IP traffic sent on real and virtual paths. Now all traffic can be observed at the IP layer, including to and from a Solaris Container.

Network virtualization with Crossbow

This feature promotes more effective sharing of network resources and enhances the ability to consolidate server workloads. Using the basic building block of Virtual Network Interface Controllers (VNICs), virtual switches and interconnects, Virtual LANs (VLANs), plus OpenSolaris routing and firewall functionality, it is possible to consolidate an entire distributed computing environment on a single system for prototyping, testing and even deployment scenarios.

IP Multipathing Re-architecture

IPMP (IP Multipathing) attempts to insulate IP-based networking applications from changes to the underlying networking hardware on the system and the system’s connectivity to the network as a whole. The re-architecture of IPMP for OpenSolaris 2009.06 provides improved network administration and observability allowing it to work transparently with all IP-based applications (including core technology such as DHCP to work seamlessly with IPMP).

Socket Enhancements

The socket implementation on OpenSolaris has been written for OpenSolaris 2009.06 to a non-stream architecture. Historically, OpenSolaris has supported streams-based sockets, and with the move to the new architecture there are significant performance improvements along with a new, simplified developer interface for adding new socket types. (希望看到这方面的性能测试资料)

iSCSI port provider for COMSTAR

COMSTAR is the software framework that enables the ability to turn any Solaris host into a SCSI target. The COMSTAR framework makes it possible for all SCSI device types (tape, disk, etc.) to connect to a transport (such as Fibre Channel) with concurrent access to all logical unit numbers (LUN) and a single point of management. DTrace probes have also been added to COMSTAR in the SCSI Target Mode Framework (STMF) and SCSI Block Device (SBD).(这项技术还需要验证)

Greater Windows interoperability with OpenSolaris CIFS

OpenSolaris CIFS now includes many new features such as host-based access control which allows a CIFS server to restrict access to specific clients by IP address, ACLs (access control lists) on shares, and client-side caching of offline files and synchronization when reconnected. (CIFS 的权限管理有点复杂,希望这次改进能有大的进步)

Up-to-date webstack, with inclusion of DTrace probes for PHP

Developers can now leverage the OpenSolaris platform with the latest versions of their favorite web stack software, including being able to dynamically trace their PHP applications with a set of DTrace probes provided out of the box.


JavaFX SDK on JavaFX runs out of the box on OpenSolaris and now developers can use the JavaFX SDK, from the release repository, and create applications with ease.

DTrace CPC Provider

libc Linux/BSD Compatibility

Two new functions have been added – asprintf() and vasprintf(), behaving like sprintf(), except that they allocate a string large enough to hold the result, and return a pointer to that string.

Updated Software in Package Repository

Many new free and open source software, along with updated versions of existing software in the package repository.

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