Solaris Roadmap Update

Posted on June 12, 2010

If you didn’t see it earlier this week in Robert Milkowski’s blog, Oracle has provided an updated roadmap.

Simply it states the following:

  • Oracle will continue to make OpenSolaris available as open source and Oracle will continue to actively support and participate in the OpenSolaris community
  • Oracle is investing more in Solaris than Sun did prior to the acquisition, and will continue to contribute innovative technologies to OpenSolaris, as Oracle already does for many other open source projects

On the “Solaris Near Term Roadmap”, they state that Solaris 10 Update 9 will come some time in 2010 focusing on platform support and Oracle product integrations.

OpenSolaris is slated for an update in the “1st half CY2010”. It will be based on snv_134 and be called OpenSolaris 2010.??.

No surprises here. But given the lack of information, no surprises isn’t so bad.

This does cause me to think I might have been wrong in my belief that Solaris 11 would arrive this year. I still think it’s not a bad assumption, but if it doesn’t come I’ll be really curious as to what the heck Solaris Engineering is so busy working on.