OpenIndiana follows currently a rolling-release model and all the development is focused on Hipster.
The 151a development series which was a direct descendant of the OpenSolaris project and compatible with legacy OpenSolaris installations is now unmaintained.
This series is built using the oi-userland with GCC and consists in the effort to modernize OpenIndiana.
Migration of consolidations:
The list of packages remaining for migration from X11 (XNV) and Desktop (JDS) consolidations can be consulted on the Wiki: only a small number of packages remains
If you would like to contribute, pick a component in the list and get started with building with oi-userland.
On the menu for Hipster 2016.04:
|Use GCC 4.9 as default compiler||PR#1520|
|Update Firefox to version 43||PR#1540
|Update Thunderbird to version 38||PR#1754|
|Add VLC 2.2.1 and multimedia libraries||PR#1616|
On the menu for Hipster 2016.10:
|Provide the Go programming language||PR#1902|
|Provide GCC 5||PR#1965|
|Update of Pulseaudio to 6.0||PR#2262|
|Move to MATE desktop environment 1.14||Completed|
|Move away from SunSSH to OpenSSH||PR#2332|
|Integration of Intel KMS driver port by Martin Bochnig||PR#2367|
|Bump inkscape to 0.91||PR#2338|
Ideas for next snapshots:
- Resurrect the IPS package manager GUI deprecated by upstream
- Refesh the installer code
- Update the Device Driver Utility
- more ideas are available on the Wiki.