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Updated Intel DRM support for OpenIndiana

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:46

We’ve prepared ISO images with updated DRM drivers.

They can be found here.

New drivers should support some older hardware, which is currently not supported in OI.

There are currently 2 known issues with this code:

  • it still doesn’t restore VGA text mode on Xorg exit;
  • users reported seeing ‘WARNING: [drm:ivybridge_irq_handler:1150] Unclaimed register before interrupt’ warning in /var/adm/messages .

If you find more, please, report.

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New Hipster Handbook

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 22:48

As part of our documentation revitalization effort, we’re happy to announce a new end user documentation platform based on MkDocs. While still very much a work in progress, the Getting Started with OpenIndiana section of the new Hipster Handbook is nearing completion. However, much work remains to be done, and we cannot do it without the assistance of the greater OpenIndiana community. 

Please take some time to review the new documentation platform and let us know what you think. If you would like to assist with this effort, the docs team can be reached at Docs AT

Getting Started with OpenIndiana covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to OpenIndiana
  • Preparing for installation
  • Creating DVD’s and USB sticks
  • Booting OpenIndiana
  • Installing OpenIndiana
  • The Image Packaging System (IPS)
  • Managing Boot Environments

The URL for the new website is


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OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.10 is here!

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 22:35

We have released a new OpenIndiana Hipster snapshot 2016.10. This snapshots contains some notable changes:

  • Intel KMS was integrated and should work on some Intel GPUs. This provides a huge leap forward for desktop users.
  • Mate 1.14 has replaced aging GNOME 2 and is the default desktop environment. The look and feel was kept the same.
  • FreeBSD loader was integrated and made the default boot loader.
  • Python 2.6 was completely removed and Python 2.7 is the only Python 2 version available. Work on integrating Python 3.5 is ongoing.
  • SunSSH was dropped and replaced with OpenSSH

More informations can be found in and new medias can be downloaded from

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GCC 5.4 now available as testing compiler

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 14:16

As we believe it is crucial to provide new development tools for testing, the latest release of the GCC 5 series, dated June 3. 2016, is now added the Hipster repository: for now GCC 4.9.4 stays the base compiler.

Supported languages in this distribution are: C, C++, Objective C and FORTRAN.

Most notable changes:

  • compilation of C language defaults now to mode GNU11,
  • new C++11 ABI is used by default,
  • full experimental support of C++ 14 is provided,
  • several link-time optimization improvements are implemented,
  • OpenMP 4.0 specification is supported,
  • preliminary OpenACC 2.0a specification is provided.

The package FMRI for GCC 5 is pkg:/developer/gcc-5 while runtime libraries are provided in separate packages.

Files are installed in /usr/gcc/5 and symbolics links to the binaries are provided for convenience in /usr/bin e.g /usr/bin/gcc-5 -> /usr/gcc/5/bin/gcc.


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