De facto as it might be, but both you and I know SmartOS can run all those applications natively (thank you Joyent for ~15000 SmartOS native software packages). Give my regards to soul and romance, Linux wasn’t really on the map, Windows was boring mainstream, but Solaris was different and exciting. Hot on the heels of acquiring Sun, Oracle has changed the license for Solaris making it non-free once again. Oracle seems to be supporting it and they know that having OS available is critical in keeping adoption of Solaris high without really risking that some other company is going to take the source and run with it leaving Oracle in the dust with their own products. Illumos has talented developers, and the smartos/omnios offerings are doing good things regarding solaris zones, kvm, dtrace, and ZFS. Solyaris) is a 1972 Soviet science fiction art film based on Stanisław Lem's 1961 novel of the same name.The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, and stars Donatas Banionis and Natalya Bondarchuk.The electronic music score was performed by Eduard Artemyev; a composition by J.S. The world would be better off. When I first saw this, I had assumed that this was merely a deep cut, but in talking to Solaris engineers still at Oracle, it is clearly much more than that. There is still no native linux filesystem that rivals ZFS, and DTrace is still awesome. Bryan Cantrill on this news ( this Bryan Cantrill ): As had been rumored for a while, Oracle effectively killed Solaris on Friday. Because in Linux you can’t get full isolation, since it doesn’t exist. When I first saw this, I had assumed that this was merely a deep cut, but in talking to Solaris engineers still at Oracle, it is clearly much more than that. The sooner Solaris is no longer viable, the sooner the collective conscious will hopefully stop thinking of illumos as a “kind of Solaris” and begin to recognize it for the distinct and amazing project it really is. It is a pity that the source codes of the solaris were opened so late and that the community could not gain a critical mass. It is a cut so deep as to be fatal: the core Solaris engineering organization lost on the order of 90% of its people, including essentially all management. However it may have been shaped by humans, we must not forget that the best software turns around and shapes those who use it. I said three and a hal… On an unrelated note: I want to become an expert in illumos kernel debugging with mdb. The younger readers among you may have only known Linux and eventually some *BSD Unix-like systems. It is not Unix or Solaris,’ he claims, contending that Sun’s strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. When I think what could have been? We missed you Bill! As long as you are willing to be the one sitting in queues not looking for someone else queueing i get a game every 6 mins at worst IN THE QUIET hours. Look at how Microsoft has reinvigorated itself from the old days of “embrace and extend” and “Ballmer: Linux is a cancer”. For software, though, these cancellations can be particularly gutting because (in the proprietary world, anyway) so many of the details of software are carefully hidden from the users of the product — and much of the innovation of a cancelled software project will likely die with the project, living only in the oral tradition of the engineers who knew it. There are downsides. In particular, that employees who had given their careers to the company were told of their termination via a pre-recorded call — “robo-RIF’d” in the words of one employee — is both despicable and cowardly. All the best to you. I just came back to the game after about a 7 year break. Only time will tell us what we lost today. There is pain. Every company that I know of that uses (used) Solaris is working hard to move to something else (mostly Linux). Sun could have GPL licensed in 1997, riden the dot-come wave/bubble! After my current excursion into Linux territory, I hoped to return fully to the Solaris world soon. More than 20 years ago, I decided to build my career on Solaris. I won't still use the word "dead" for Solaris. To their credit, the engineers affected saw themselves as Sun to the end: they stayed to solve hard, interesting problems and out of allegiance to one another — not out of any loyalty to the broader Oracle. All in all, Solaris did last for a while and it was nice to see it opensourced before disappearing. It lives on in our memories. In einem Blog  hält er seine Einschätzungen fest: “Das ist das Ende.” Die Einschnitte seien zu [...]. ... Lem is Dead, Long Live Lem Lem's 2006 obituary in the New York Times. Today feels much like the day that I realized that my beloved Tru64 was no more. Is this because I'm at tier 5 or is it just dead? I feel as if the last 15 years (yes, going back to our days together at Sun) have been a “death of a thousand cuts” for Solaris. (To me, this is like BSD vs. System V interfaces back in the day — and Solaris pioneered systems that provided both.) As I sat here reading this having been an Operating Systems Ambassador at Sun for many many years all I can think of is…. The login page will open in a new tab. However I have to take exception to some of the statements about Oracle here (Disclaimer I work there .. still) The decision was commercially sound – the market does not value Solaris as it once did and as we move to CLOUD the OS offers nothing for us to differentiate – in the CLOUD no one cares about the OS … which is not quite the same as for the hardware as ironically that part of SUN may well turn out to be a competitive factor against the likes of AWS – however the truth is Oracle in the CLOUD will not sink or swim on our ability to win the IAAS wars – its the SAAS war that will define us – specifically how successful we are against SAP with ERP CLOUD and SF.COM with the CX CLOUD. Oracle Solaris is the trusted business platform that you depend on. So while it is dying, as long as companies rely on the resiliency of Solaris, you will still see it powering companies for years to come. work on a project. In an effort to shy away from the way this decision makes me feel, I’d instead like to respond to what Mr. Winter has posted here. One of the core dump files, which is called the per-process core file, is located in the current directory. Posted by 7 days ago. Solaris (Russian: Солярис, tr. Oracle Solaris 11 gives you consistent compatibility, is simple to use, and is designed to always be secure. No. Security patches, slowly-rising ‘extended’ support costs, increasingly insistent nudges to migrate off the platform, etc? Wave goodbye, wish me well, Yet Sun had the best engineering culture, one that allowed Sun to produce revolutionary technologies — most as yet unmatched in over 15 years since! (P.S. I ca understand the emotion and disappointment of the end of the road for something like Solaris. — such as ZFS, SMF, DTrace, FMA, and others, along with a rock-solid kernel, and unsung-but-amazing pieces like the run-time linker. Long Live Linux. I'd say solaris is alive and well. Just as the existence of proprietary software can be surprisingly brittle, open source communities can be crazily robust: they can survive neglect, derision, dissent — even sabotage. Oracle drew the curtain on what was formerly known as Solaris 12. Assuming that this is indeed the end of Solaris (and it certainly looks that way), it offers a time for reflection. Even should the interest wane to nothing, open source software survives still: its life as machine may be suspended, but it becomes as literature, waiting to be discovered by a future generation. @brendan already said about it in 2016 (http://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2016-10-27/dtrace-for-linux-2016.html). Another core dump file, which is called the global core file, is created in the system-wide location. I will admit they are not always close matches but Merata Kell and I have been having some good back and 4ths and he is … The Solaris OS attempts to create up to three core dump files for each abnormally terminated process. In case you missed it, on Friday Oracle robo called the people working on SUN hardware & software and effectively laid them all … ), The sudden death and eternal life of Solaris, Triton: Docker and the “best of all worlds”, SmartDataCenter and the merits of being opinionated, SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source, A systems software double-header: Surge and GOTO, DTrace, node.js and the Robinson Projection, DTrace and the Palisades Interstate Parkway, DTrace, Leopard, and the business of open source, Open source! It’s also an apt reminder for Oracle customers that they need to keep pace with advancements in technology, anticipate how these changes will impact their business needs, and take the proper steps to mitigate any inefficiencies that may arise. Solaris is a planet almost entirely covered by a living, sentient ocean. I actually think this development is probably a good thing. They will find much more satisfaction, respect and money at a different company. ). It all started in 1982 when three and a half students of Stanford university founded Sun Microsystems. Performance and feature wise, these systems beat anything else Oracle has to offer. I was pleased when Sun open-sourced Solaris. Therefor the logic behind this decision is not based on “no one cares about the OS”. DTrace, Zones, ZFS, etc. Working in a sea of brilliant people was very fun indeed, and an invaluable education. ‘The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. 10. RIP Solaris. BSDs were arguing in the 90s. I’m not worried about the people I worked with, they are all amazing and talented. But I know it would take a commitment to developing Illumos, and at most companies (though certainly not Joyent/Samsung!) It superseded the company's earlier SunOS in 1993. However ubiquitous at their height, this lonely fate awaits all proprietary software. Posted on September 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm by, Written by Keith M Wesolowski, President-in-exile, Sun Microsystems, Oracle effectively killed Solaris on Friday, Oracle soll 2500 Solaris- und Sparc-Experten entlassen haben - silicon.de, http://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2016-10-27/dtrace-for-linux-2016.html, Sun set: Oracle closes down last Sun product lines - The Baltimore Post, Sun set: Oracle closes down last Sun product lines | KrazyWorks, Oracle : le hardware perdrait quelque 2 500 emplois, The Sun sets on Solaris and Sparc - News Titans, Java’s late flowering – James Governor's Monkchips, Assessing software engineering candidates, Talks I have given (including bonus tracks! * Linux binary interface will be fully supported in Linux, but I doubt that there will be no problems in Illumos implementation. Thanks to the engineering and support teams, it was a pleasure working with you guys and wherever the future is going to take us, those days (and nights) will always be a fond memory. 1 The planet 2 The ocean 2.1 Structures 2.2 Visitors 3 Appearances 4 External links 5 Footnotes The planet orbits a binary star system. Today, the devil claims to define the ‘next generation cloud’, where it could have already been standing toe-to-toe with the likes of Amazon AWS and trumping efforts like Google Cloud Platform’s TPU infrastructure. And, it turns out, illumos was born at exactly the right moment: shortly after illumos was announced, Oracle — in what remains to me a singularly loathsome and cowardly act — silently re-proprietarized Solaris on August 13, 2010. a shame really, since the basic idea is sound and fun; just that it's implementation is on PGI-level (aka quite horrible). But like you point out, there is still joy. Yes, it can be disused or rusty or fusty, but as long as anyone is interested in it at all, it lives and breathes. The a..h… did not realize that this was an obligation to honor what is in the contracts that funded his paycheck and that of his entire staff. And because — in the words of the late, great Roger Faulkner — “it is easier to destroy than to create,” these changes in direction can have lasting effect when they mean stopping (or even suspending!) a) you get to use ZFS, DTrace, FMA, SMF, …, which Linux doesn’t have or doesn’t do as well. And even that may be overstating its longevity: Solaris may not have been truly born until it was made open source, and — certainly to me, anyway — it died the moment it was again made proprietary. For me, and for many of us, this is a sad day. Logic dictates that it must be based on other factors that I do will not speculate on in public, and the same goes for my views on the methods used to implement the RIF. The Boring Artificiality of Solaris This is focused on the Tarkovsky film, but it touches on many themes in the book. Built on Genesis Framework and Powered by UpCloud. Thank you for a fine and fitting obituary, Brian. What an amazing bunch of terrific technologies included in an OS! [...] on Monday, former Sun executive Bryan Cantrill wrote a blog post called “The Sudden Death and Eternal Life of Solaris” in which he wrote that the cuts are “so deep as to be fatal: the core Solaris engineering [...]. Linux has a unquestionable advantages: A little bit of history might help you understand why this operating system has a special place in our hearts — and in our server racks. It was never the same after the dot-com bust and the end of the workstation business. That’s where I wanted to be, and that’s where I went. So calling it dead won't be appropriate IMHO. Sun’s Solaris is dead. Containerisation / Hypervisor projects in Linux are developing rapidly, making a bet on Illimus today you can stay behind tomorrow. Though, thanks to Sun and thanks to you guys, we have illumos. Upon his arrival at the station, he finds several of the crew dead and frozen in a chamber, including his friend who called. But why in this case use Illumos (SmartOS), if you can use native Linux? They were my teachers, but more importantly, they were my mentors. Solaris Is Dead. GNU-Linux does well because it is GPL, as opposed to BSD (foundation for propriatry products). Please log in again. During these trying times I am reminded of the words of a fine poet: Pay my respects to grace and virtue. Wonder if left staff will work on BSDs? It’s just a shame more people did not realize that. For example, Joyent’s SmartOS has always been focused on our need for a cloud hypervisor (causing us to develop big features like hardware virtualization and Linux binary compatibility), and it is now at the heart of a massive buildout for Samsung (who acquired Joyent a little over a year ago). [...] un post de blog intitulé la mort soudaine et la vie éternelle de Solaris, Bryan Cantrill, un ancien membre de [...], Which is mostly why I have at various times over the years have suggested that Microsoft, HP and IBM open-source the source trees of VAX VMS, OS/2, and Windows NT (plus of course the inevitable MS Windows 3 and 9x source trees.). There is, of course, another way — and befitting its idiosyncratic life and death, Solaris shows us this path too: software can be open source. It may no longer be a commercial product, but it lives on in our hearts. Is Solaris and Faction play dead? For us at Joyent, the Solaris/illumos/SmartOS saga has been formative in that we have seen both the ill effects of proprietary software and the amazing resilience of open source software — and it very much informed our decision to open source our entire stack in 2014. The book has been adapted numerous times for film, radio, and theater. The writing was on the wall years ago when I made the mistake of checking my voicemail while on vacation and having to deal with a firedrill in operations because a junior director of support services wanted to call a stop ship of the new release (stopships are for major defects) because he did not want to have his department pay to have media kits shipped to customers with a support contract. * At this time, many engineers have heard about Solaris, BSD, AIX, HP-UX only from stories, the share of these systems is getting smaller every year, but the share of the Linux market is growing every day “And all because he lost a boat race and wanted to take his frustration out on somebody…”. Is Solaris and Faction play dead? It lives on in the lessons it taught us. We already have the same issue with Hyper-V, which I don’t care, until a customer wants me to put my solution there or just leave. RIP Solaris, and thanks for the great ride. It is important to Oracle to control the Solaris community. There are a lot of dedicated hard-core Windows hobbyists out there …. OpenSolaris is Dead. Over the past 5 years Sparc/Solaris SuperCluster has seen quite a bit of success, having been used to migrate many customers from other vendors and bring them into the Oracle fold. The quest begins upon first talking to Eudico. Seems like Oracle pulled the rug out beneath my feet now. Big Irons, robust software, where the really important stuff runs. It sure is appealing on an aesthetic level too. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. The little boy shows up, walks over and holds Chris' hand as Solaris comes closer. Solaris is dead? In 2010, after the Sun acquisition by Oracle, it was renamed Oracle Solaris. Of note, among the engineers I have spoken with, I heard two things repeatedly: “this is the end” and (from those who managed to survive Friday) “I wish I had been laid off.” Gone is any of the optimism (however tepid) that I have heard over the years — and embarrassed apologies for Oracle’s behavior have been replaced with dismay about the clumsiness, ineptitude and callousness with which this final cut was handled. and (2) what of the application binding to illumos-based systems? save hide report. The lawnmower, hitting a rock, decided to back over it and hit it again, shattering bits of iron blade in every direction. Such is our market driven, corporate run society these days, like it or not. A dead operating system that should stay dead. Oracle to laid off the core Solaris technical staff, observers predicted that move was too late, illumos-based distribution for desktop and server, x86-64 only since r151022, IA-32/x86_64 before r151022, illumos-based hypervisor for cloud computing, illumos-based distribution for storage applicances. Or their own? As clumsy and brutal as it was, perhaps this is the kindest cut – I hope this brings more of the extraordinarily capable Solaris team’s considerable skills to bear on worthy projects and products. Its dead. But for people of my generation, Solaris –just like AIX— is another big name. I was a little uncertain about the future of solaris, but when I saw the open-zfs announcement, … Bach is also employed. As the last Senior Product Line Manager of Solaris (my position was eliminated exactly 10 years ago, at least that is what they told me then) I still feel sad for all the people who kept the faith and decided to stick around and concerned about how Oracle has dealt and will (not) deal with the installed base. QuickPlay is reasonably fun but I cannot get a game in faction. Now we finally got support for a decent c++ runtime in both the forte compilers and supplied by the OS, and the OS goes over the cliff. Let us ignore the obvious spin and bias and assume that the lead statement is true and FreeBSD took some technologies from Solaris. She explains that the Solaris work for a living and if the Tenno want to help, they should buy from Thursby, who is threatened with a repo order. They always did the best they could! * The largest community. Working at Sun was a dream come true. So I believe that the presence of LX branded zones allow us to refocus on the system itself — and focus on the system as a container hypervisor, a domain which I believe is a great fit for illumos. They now use Github, can run Ubuntu binaries, make millions from GNU-Linux licencing and Outlook and Office on Android. I will miss you, Solaris. Nothing is quite so vital as the occasional stark reminder that the devil always reneges. I have seen many shops, atleast here in India, (and I mean big shops) using solaris as their only preferred choice. stories of exciting projects being cancelled by foolhardy and myopic management. Thursby had taken on his parents' debt and if he fails to make ends meet Nef Anyowill claim repossession and take away mechanical body parts and even his organic arms and legs. Therefore, to get full isolation, people run containers inside of virtual machines on Linux. ... Few months back they made Solaris 10 a shareware which was limited from Free to 90days trial. Yes it is. It may be Oracle shortly make an announcement about open sourcing the Solaris code, but for now [...]. So we are left now with taking all the bits solaris did so well ( and which were so polished) and trying to cobble them together (or emulate them) into the mish-mash known as GNU/Linux. Certainly, the demise of Solaris is at one level not surprising, but on the other hand, its very suddenness highlights the degree to which proprietary software can suffer by the vicissitudes of corporate capriciousness. [Open]Solaris was bringing all those things that actually innovated Unix, like Sun was known for doing during previous years (NFS, PAM, NSS first come to mind). If there`s one thing that stays with me forever, then it is: “Remember, behind every cloud, there`s Sun”. Judging merely by its tombstone, the life of Solaris can be viewed as tragic: born out of wedlock between Sun and AT&T and dying at the hands of a remorseless corporate sociopath a quarter century later. RIP Sun and RIP Solaris, but long live Illumos! Unfortunately, with so many Linux/BSD options available, I am not holding my breath. Solaris is a 1961 philosophical science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem.It follows a crew of scientists on a research station as they attempt to understand an extraterrestrial intelligence, which takes the form of a vast ocean on the titular alien planet.The novel is among Lem's best-known works. Chris asks her if he is alive or dead; she replies that those words no longer have any meaning, and that their regrets no longer matter, or words to that effect. When I first saw this, I had assumed that this was merely a deep cut, but in talking to Solaris engineers still at Oracle, it is clearly much more than that. I left the Solaris team a year and half ago since I knew this day would come but I really wished I was wrong. But never forget “Innovation happens elsewhere” — Bill Joy. The Solaris code is far, far from dead, and there appears to be a growing community of elite developers backing the open code. It was the one thing they could have used to get an edge on Amazon in the cloud wars. For those of us who were there, we will remember our comrades and our victories and try to forget the politics and stupidity that killed the best company in the Valley. I don't mind it, and I play S7 in between quite a lot (losing a lot against the metacheese-crew, still having fun), but .. it's dead, jim. The bottom line is Oracle cares more about “Their Bottom Line” and winning in The Cloud then they do about how they get there and the customer experience. Now it will be a race to the bottom, and I can’t see how O can win that one. I have to agree with dhelios. I hope other companies carry on the tradition and continue to develop Solaris. I’ve been down this road before. Sun made so many mistakes… Canceling Sun PS in 2003, briefly canceling Solaris on x86 in 2002, not making a deal with Google in 2001, the MySQL acquisition, and so many other poor, poor decisions. It is not dead, it is not end of life, and all those other rumors you might have read about the end of Solaris are greatly exaggerated. SUN Solaris is effectively dead. Vale the good ship solaris, and all who sailed on her, you will be missed. One of the stars is red-colored, while the other one is blue. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all, Bryan Cantrill, Adam Leventhal, Brendan Gregg, Mike Shapiro, Garrett D’Amore, Darren Moffat, Jeff Bonwick and every other talented engineer who was able to create this masterpiece called Solaris. Scott, thanks for creating the culture! share. GNU-Linux hadn’t really come of age (2000). Indeed, any engineer in any domain with sufficient longevity will have one (or many!) There is probably still some place left for a propietary UNIX, but my bet would be starting from – and building upon – FreeBSD, pretty much like Apple and SONY did for the desktop and gaming respectively. HI, I am pretty new to Unix...but here is 1 serious problem...atleast for me..:-) now..the dead.letter file in /var/tmp has been growin continuously..n i dont know why..I ve even killed the sendmail process..but the dead.letter file keeps on increasin..Can anyone tell me where do I start from..as I cant even open the dead.letter file to read:-(Thank you Sam A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. Vulnerable to executive whims, shareholder demands, and a fickle public, organizations can simply change direction by fiat. Yes, boredom is a theme. Of course, using Linux sometimes means the same thing, but since it’s more mainstream that’s an easier pill to swallow. I’m sad that Oracle was so short-sighted to kill the best OS currently available. that would be an insurmountable negative. That is, while proprietary software can die in an instant, open source software perpetually endures by its nature — and thrives by the strength of its communities. SUN Solaris. In 2010 (at least in my mind) that distinction changed to illumos. To me, these are separate because I have long come to accept that the Linux binary interface has become the de facto binary interface — and I have believed (and continue to believe) that the OS must support this interface natively. So while we can mourn the loss of the proprietary embodiment of Solaris (and we can certainly lament the coarse way in which its technologists were treated! >> Because in Linux you can’t get full isolation, since it doesn’t exist. It’s another sad day, almost as much as Sun extinction day. Not very important to me, but signals. But Linux and the entire ecosystem around it is developing very fast. Best description of Oracle so far: “a remorseless corporate sociopath”. I was using the combined wisdom of hundreds of the most talented individuals around. That Oracle’s future is Cloud oriented there can be no doubt; but my question would be why waste all of the years of development that culminate in this set of products just because someone in the Executive Circle prefers Linux on x86 over Solaris on SPARC? * The largest budget, it is supported and developed by hundreds of companies (Red Hat, Sles, IBM, Oracle, HPE ….) Indeed, since 2010, illumos has thrived; illumos is not only the repository of record for technologies that have become cross-platform like OpenZFS, but we have also advanced our core technologies considerably, while still maintaining highest standards of quality. You’ve got to let me go. In this regard, I speak from experience: from when Solaris was open sourced in 2005, the OpenSolaris community survived all of these things. Posted on September 5, 2017by neozeed I wanted to wait to get a more concert announcement, but apparently it’s not going to come. Just few days ago, MongoDB dropped support for Solaris. If anything, Oracle has (unintentionally) shut its doors to some of the most talented and intelligent developers in the industry (like Bryan Cantrill, Bill Moore, Garret D'Amore, Stephen Hahn, etc). Back in his kitchen, Chris looks up and sees Rheya standing before him. We knew this was coming — a leaked Internal mail from a Oracle’s memo that was sent out to Oracle Solaris Engineers, describes Oracle’s true intentions towards the OpenSolaris project and the future of Oracle Solaris. They see no future, and really don't want to deal with Oracle. In stark contrast to proprietary software, open source does not — cannot, even — die. They taught me more than I ever realized. Apart from being really clumsy, it incurs a performance penalty for no reason other than wanting to use Linux. Solaris is not dead. But in that shorter life, Solaris achieved the singular: immortality for its revolutionary technologies. Software does not die. Do you take on apprentices? Same with SPARC. SOLARIS opens up with Chris being called by an old friend to help explain some mysterious occurrences on the space station circling Solaris, an undefined planet or mass in space. Still, I’m concerned. For instance, Oracle’s decision last year to let Solaris and SPARC reach end-of-life (EOL) illustrates just how quickly traditional technology solutions can be outperformed by competitors. Learning some of the mistakes of OpenSolaris, we have a model that allows for downstream innovation, experimentation and differentiation. It was mostly used in Solaris servers and workstations. OpenSolaris was just too late in 2005. 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