Please add "OpenSolaris" to the list of OS under "Platform: Solaris"

RESOLVED FIXED

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Webtools Graveyard
Litmus
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Tomcat, Assigned: coop)

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Description

11 years ago
Currently we have only Solaris 10 as OS under Plattform: Solaris.
Maybe we need to add Opensolaris also to this list.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Please be careful of the spelling (Opensolaris is wrong). And note that OpenSolaris is a platform, it's not an OS. Nexenta is an OS, the next release of Solaris will be an OS.

Open Solaris is like the mozilla.org project, or Gecko, it's a core to be used by things, not a product.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Please be careful of the spelling (Opensolaris is wrong). And note that
> OpenSolaris is a platform, it's not an OS. Nexenta is an OS, the next release
> of Solaris will be an OS.
> 
> Open Solaris is like the mozilla.org project, or Gecko, it's a core to be used
> by things, not a product.

Is this a distinction we care about? How many testers can we expect to be running variants of Open Solaris that it deserves its own platform/OS hierarchy?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> that it deserves its own platform/OS hierarchy?

...rather than just adding it as an OS under the existing Solaris?
See bug 322392 for related discussion about the b.m.o OS field.
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

11 years ago
I can't answer that question. and i don't think it's my job.

nexenta and snv definitely behave fairly differently at times. the userland stacks are basically unrelated. all that's the same is kernel land (up to the c library).

my goal is to make sure people don't make too big of a mistake in making uninformed decissions.

personally, i'm curious as to how many Solaris testers you have. if the answer is ZERO, then why not just make your snv/sxce testers mark Solaris and be done with it?

Perhaps the way to look at this is to ask you whether you would ever have a field that told people to say "I'm using Minefield" for the product. Most people would say they're using Firefox.
(Assignee)

Comment 6

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> I can't answer that question. and i don't think it's my job.

As Gavin points out, bugzilla has already crossed this bridge anyway.

> personally, i'm curious as to how many Solaris testers you have. if the answer
> is ZERO, then why not just make your snv/sxce testers mark Solaris and be done
> with it?

This request initially came from testers at Sun China...not sure how many of them there are there, but I'm presuming a handful. If they're happy with the current level of distinction, that's good enough for me.
 
> Perhaps the way to look at this is to ask you whether you would ever have a
> field that told people to say "I'm using Minefield" for the product. Most
> people would say they're using Firefox.

Well, there's some auto-detection magic that helps us out is many cases here. Evangelism, testday publicity, and some documentation get us most of the rest of the way. There is an element of trust involved though. We can never be completely sure that testers are submitting their config accurately, especially in the case where they are not testing in the same product they are using to submit results, e.g. Thunderbird testing. 

Comment 7

11 years ago
I think "OpenSolaris" is an "OS" and Nexenta is just one of distributions just like "Linux" and "SuSe Linux".  Since "Linux" can be in the "OS" list, I think "OpenSolaris" can be too. 

Timeless is right, "Opensolaris" should be changed to "OpenSolaris".

Currently we have about 4.5 developers and 2 QA engineers working on firefox/thunderbird (focus on OpenSolaris for both x86 and sparc) at Sun Beijing Site.

Comment 8

11 years ago
I commented because I was heavily involved in the Bugzilla crossing (and I'm actually a real user of snv, and have historically used solaris 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 / Solaris 7, Solaris 8, Solaris 9 - I can't remember actually using 10, I think I was busy elsewhere but I'm fairly certain I have the install media). We [Bugzilla team/bugzilla.mozilla.org installation] managed to cross the bridge into oblivion and I'd rather people not repeat our mistakes.

Also keep in mind when you reference user sniffing that you *can't* detect SNV (or OpenSolaris or whatever you might call it), because as with Mac OS X where you can't detect Panther v. Tiger.

Note that this tells us how many snv users there are, what about solaris 5-10?

I'm still guessing the answer is ZERO.

Anyway, wrt Nexenta you should probably consider how NewOS and Haiku relate.

Is Haiku just NewOS with different stripes? 

For reference, Haiku is the rebranded OpenBeOS and the original kernel for it is based on NewOS, however the userland stack for Haiku resembles BeOS, not NewOS. Similarly the userland stack for Nexenta resembles Debian Linux, not Sun Solaris 10.
Summary: Please add "OpenSolaris" to the list of OS under "Plattform: Solaris" → Please add "OpenSolaris" to the list of OS under "Platform: Solaris"
Product: Webtools → Webtools Graveyard
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