Hipster Handbook - Appendix


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Term Definition
Boomer The code name for the audio driver framework used by OpenIndiana. Its application interface is Open Sound System (OSS) 4 compatible.
Consolidation A collection of related software which has the scope of a project, historically developed by a dedicated team. OpenIndiana is composed of many consolidations.
g11n Internationalization and localization consolidation.
illumos A community maintained derivative of the OpenSolaris OS/NET (ON) source which contains core operating system components, including the kernel, drivers, and basic userland.
oi-userland A new OpenIndiana consolidation which pulls together many of the old legacy consolidations. This new consolidation greatly simplifies the development of OpenIndiana.
SFE Spec Files Extra - External 3rd party IPS repository
XNV The X-Windows consolidation.

Finding Help and Support

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Local system command line help

Web based support resources


The content for this section was originally pulled from the OpenIndiana FAQ and since has been expanded here. We may want to revisit the FAQ and pull these changes over.

Resource URL
User Support IRC channel
Development IRC channel
Documentation IRC channel #oi-documentation (irc.freenode.net)
User Support Mailing List
Development Mailing List
OpenIndiana Wiki https://wiki.openindiana.org
OpenIndiana Bug Tracker https://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues

IPS Command Matrix

Task IPS Command apt Equivalent
Install a package pkg install apt install
Uninstall a package pkg uninstall apt remove
Update all packages pkg update apt upgrade
Search for a package pkg search apt search
Display installed packages pkg list apt list
Display package information pkg info apt show
Display package contents pkg contents dpkg-query -L
Display publisher information pkg publisher cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
Add or update a publisher pkg set-publisher edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* files
Remove a publisher pkg unset-publisher edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* files

Developing with OpenIndiana


The book titled "Introduction to Operating Systems: A Hands-On Approach Using the OpenSolaris Project" may be a good resource for helping to complete this part of the handbook.

Questions to ask:

  • How can OI be used as a development platform?
  • What programming tools, languages, etc., are available?
  • How can OI be used to further the development of OI itself?

Software Development Testing


Need to add some guidance about how to add a test repo to test specific packages, etc.