On Friday 23 August 2019 02:36:05 Slávek Banko wrote:
> Hi Denis,
> that sounds very interesting. If I understand this correctly, the result is
> basically a Debian with the Solaris kernel? Something similar to Debian
> with the FreeBSD kernel? Awesome.
yes, it is. illumos, OpenIndiana and OmniOS use IPS as package manager
delivered by Oracle Solaris. We took Debian as the base.
> I remember your patches related to OpenIndiana - I still have them
> somewhere on my disk... Now the best way to provide patches that are
> suitable for pushing into the main tree is to use the TGW - see wiki page:
> Once you create a TGW account, let us know to add you to the Contributors
> team. Then you will be able to create pull-requests directly on the main
> tree, where we can discuss, review patches and merge them.
I've read about it before I wrote this letter. Thank you.
> If it seems to be useful, a folder with DilOS packaging files could be
> created in the tde-packaging repository, which could then contain other
> patches that are specific to DilOS only.
Debian packages could be shared with DilOS target something like:
PLATFORM_ARG = dilos-g++
else # solaris
PLATFORM_ARG = hurd-g++
PLATFORM_ARG = linux-g++-sparc
PLATFORM_ARG = linux-g++
it's from tqt-x11-free-14.0.6~pre5/debian/rules, of course, as example
We are the DilOS Team, it is an illumos based system
with apt+dpkg package manager.
We ported most of the packages of TDE to our platform.
We would like to share some patches, including platform specific
for target __dilos__
We can start it in a zone as xdmcp server:
(I ported some packages to OpenIndiana and use it as desktop,
now I'd like to use it under dilos and I hope the project is still alive)
I hesitate to send this to a do-ocracy when I don't have the time
to do it myself but I think this warrants a ping.
I rate myself as a software engineer with an excellent track record
in (proprietary) database managers, AI, and systems software. I've
designed software, lead software teams, and picked up other's failing
projects and literally worked and slept in my office to ship on time.
But I would never have thought that what Tim did was possible. The
solo fork and improvement of TDE was a massive undertaking in which
Tim succeeded brilliantly. Whether or not Tim ever touches TDE again
I have an enormous respect for his courage, talent, and achievement.
But now others have taken up the mantle.
The original TDE infrastructure has been broken in various ways
for a long time. The stable mirrors have been unable to update
for eight months. The trinitydesktop.org domain expires in March
and there is no guarantee that the original TDE infrastucture will
continue to stumble along even that long.
TDE 14.0.7 is currently in PSB. Waiting for 14.0.8 might be too
late. I would like to see TDE 14.0.7, either when it goes stable
or soon thereafter, on community-managed infrastructure.