Alasdair Lumsden has a proposal
for an OpenIndiana server release in February. "It's also worth keeping in mind that despite warning users that oi_147 and oi_148 were development releases, people are already using it in production environments, myself included, due to a lack of alternatives. The great news is that it has proven to be exceedingly reliable, and I have no hesitation in recommending it for busy workloads. All we need to do is add security updates and critical bug fixes on top and we'll be in a great position. No small feat I grant you, but we can start off small and work our way up. Now is also an opportune time to do this - our next release will be based on Illumos, which has seen rapid development and will involve some integration pain. Some have called for a stable branch after Illumos is integrated, but it could be many months until we have an Illumos dev build suitable for respinning as a stable branch. That's months of lost opportunity.
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