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This release contains 3,596 packages, and in particular: OpenOffice.org 2.0 (distributed with both InstallCD and LiveCD); storage subsystem; OpenSolaris build #34, non-DEBUG kernel.

Nexenta OS Alpha 3 has been released

This release contains 3,596 packages, and in particular: OpenOffice.org 2.0 (distributed with both InstallCD and LiveCD); storage subsystem; OpenSolaris build #34, non-DEBUG kernel. The LiveCD 'Alpha 2' problem is now fixed. Also, we were able to fit in the entire OpenOffice 2.0 suite (110MB compressed) into the LiveCD image, and still keep the result below 700MB, which is suitable for most CD writers. The trick: ZFS compression. NexentaOS Installer: added time zone management.

NexentaOS is a complete GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the [WWW] OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. It is a result of our inspiration and desire to build a great system based on the best existing software: SunOS kernel and GNU software. We use Debian - one of the best existing software distribution/packaging mechanisms - to glue the numerous pieces together. At the moment, Nexenta is not part of the [WWW] Debian Project. Our packages are not present in the Debian database. We are hoping that in the future this will change and our packages will get their "upstream acceptance".

NexentaOS is completely open source and free of any charge. It contains Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP, Firefox, Evolution, software update manager, Synaptic package manager, Gaim Instant Messenger, abiword, administration & development utilities, editors, graphics, GNOME, interpreters, libraries and many others. All of this is running on the state-of-the-art SunOS kernel.

NexentaOS (elatte) Alpha 3 is now available for download at:

http://www.gnusolaris.org/Download

This release contains 3,596 packages, and in particular:

1. OpenOffice 2.0 (distributed with both InstallCD and LiveCD).

2. Storage Subsystem (thanks to OpenSolaris Storage Community!)

3. OpenSolaris build #34, non-DEBUG kernel.

    In addition, Alpha 3 provides:

LiveCD

The LiveCD "Alpha 2" problem is now fixed. Also, we were able to fit in the entire OpenOffice 2.0 suite (110MB compressed) into the LiveCD  image, and still keep the result below 700MB, which is suitable for most CD writers.
The trick: ZFS compression. 

NexentaOS Installer: added time zone management. The Alpha 3 Installer will upgrade from both Alpha 1 and Alpha 2, will recognize removable drives, and more.

Note:

InstallCD upgrade is "almost there" but it is not a true live upgrade
yet. So, if you have NexentaOS installed don't run 'apt-get dist-upgrade'
without
upgrading the system as documented above, as this will pick up the new kernel
bits. APT is currently switched to support Alpha 3.

NexentaOS Alpha 3 is the first partially-automatically-built release. To see the
ongoing builds, please visit:

http://www.gnusolaris.org/cgi-bin/hackzone-web

And to actually put the builder to work:

http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/HackZoneNotify

For Download Nexenta OS Alpha 3

http://www.gnusolaris.org/Download

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Posted on: February 5, 2008

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