> Release Notes

Milestone 19, x86

You should be able to upgrade to the m19 release from the m18 release. Upgrades from m17 and m16 might work, but haven't been properly tested.

At this time, upgrading with zones is not supported. The upgrade will work, but the zones won't. You should save any data, destroy any zones, and recreate them after the upgrade.

There is now a new bootloader in illumos. New installations of m19 and later will use the new bootloader. Upgrades from older releases will retain grub as the bootloader. [More]

Drive enumeration has changed because of changes to illumos. On fresh installs, you will no longer see drives on controller 0. For example, in VirtualBox the first drive will be c1t0d0 instead of c0t0d0 as in the past.

If you do a fresh install of the kitchen-sink, the slim login manager is now enabled by default. To enable slim on upgrades (or on older releases) use 'svcadm enable slim'.

Milestone 18, x86

If installing from the iso, you should zap update evince to fix a tiff dependency issue.

You should be able to upgrade to the m18 release from the m17 release. Upgrades from m16 might work, but haven't been properly tested.

At this time, upgrading with zones is not supported. The upgrade will work, but the zones won't. You should save any data, destroy any zones, and recreate them after the upgrade.

Milestone 17, x86

You should be able to upgrade to the m17 release from the m16 release. Upgrades from earlier releases are not supported, although the new over_install.sh script will allow you to install a new version into an existing pool.

At this time, upgrading with zones is not supported. The upgrade will work, but the zones won't. You should save any data, destroy any zones, and recreate them after the upgrade.

Milestone 16, x86

You should be able to upgrade to the m16 release from the m15 release. Upgrades from earlier releases are not supported.

At this time, upgrading with zones is not supported. The upgrade will work, but the zones won't. You should save any data, destroy any zones, and recreate them after the upgrade.

It is vital that you at least zap refresh followed by zap update TRIBlib-zlib after installation. The zlib package was incorrectly constructed and you will be unable to build software against it.

Milestone 16, SPARC

The m16 release on SPARC is built from the same illumos commit as the x86 version, so matches at that level, despite being created many months later.

Many fewer additional packages are available for SPARC.

Upgrades aren't recommended on SPARC yet, although you can manually go from m15 to m16 if necessary.

I know of multiple problems with graphics cards, and have had trouble with the bge driver (as used, for example, on the Sun Blade 1500).


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