https://www.pkgsrc.org/#platforms lists 17 platforms. Why the illumos tag? I don’t see anything Solaris-specific on the Con page.
while pkgsrc supports many plattforms it is also the default package system on NetBSD and SmartOS, one of the illumos distributions. So it is probably of special interest in those two communities.
pkgsrcCon is a pretty open conference and everyone interested in packaging or portability will be welcome of course!
I didn’t know that! Thanks for explaining.
Maybe that should be advertised on the pkgsrc landing page? I think it’s a feather in the cap for pkgsrc and NetBSD that another OS has picked it up as its default.
We’re really not Solaris anymore, and haven’t been for almost a decade. I don’t think the talks are up yet but I can find out if the people we employ at Joyent to focus on pkgsrc are going!
As I believe Oracle Solaris is dead or in effect dead, isn’t illumos the Solariest OS out there, and maybe the de facto Solaris?
If I want the unique features of Solaris from a decade ago, isn’t illumos the place to go and aren’t they mostly still unique features?
You make it sound like being associated with Solaris would be a bad thing. :-)
pkgsrc platforms page still says Solaris / SmartOS / illumos. :-)
If you wanted to run Solaris on your sparc hardware, illumos wouldn’t be my first stop.
What would be?
Is that really a unique feature of Solaris, though? NetBSD and Linux both run on Sparc, IIRC.