[XStreamOS-discuss] Sonicle XStreamOS repo and XStream Desktop in progress

Gabriele Bulfon gbulfon at sonicle.com
Wed May 15 11:28:18 CEST 2013

Hi everyone,
at Sonicle we've almost finished rebuilding a brand new IPS repo with updated packages from
latest illumos kernel, updated userland components, X11 1.13.1, updated pkg commands.
We wanted to rebuild everything from available sources, to remove any possible dependency
from old packages derived from OI.
This repo will be available soon on our public pkg.sonicle.com/xstreamos publisher, then a pkg update
will do the job over any previous XStreamOS installation.
Then, I'd like to announce that we're also working on a Desktop version of XStreamOS.
We've chosen, first, do deliver the LXDE desktop as a lightweight frontend.
So we have already packaged all the gnome and other dependencies in our userland.
The desktop already works, and is nice.
To make it usable, we're packaging all the typical application one may need on a fresh install
(file manager, text editor, calculator, terminal, and so on).
We've also already packaged both Firefox 20.0.1 and Thunderbird 17.0.5, and they work great on illumos.
We have plan to pre-package open-office or libre-office, pdf readers, media apps and so on.
We would like your suggestions for what you would expect to have on a Desktop distro of XStreamOS.
Gabriele Bulfon.
Gabriele Bulfon - Sonicle S.r.l.
Tel +39 028246016 Int. 30 - Fax +39 028243880
via Santa Maria Valle 3 - 20123 - Milano - Italy
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