The Workbench 2023-03

  • Posted on: 16 March 2023
  • By: tomww

sshfs for OmniOS 151030 and later
sshfs for Solaris 11.4 x86 *and* sparcv9 (CBE SRU42 and later)
progress on building lots of perl modules for Sparc (Solaris 11.4)
experimental lua5.4 for Omnios
preparing for power dns package (pdns)
python debugpy and debugpy-run arrived

The Workbench 2022-02

  • Posted on: 17 February 2022
  • By: tomww

samba 4.x update is on the workbench AD Active Directory
Note: Early version of Solaris mysql-80@8.0.28 crashed in "ALTER TABLE". This is fixed now, please "pkg update -v mysql-80@" (replace update with install for fresh installs)

The Workbench 2021-11

  • Posted on: 14 January 2022
  • By: tomww

* mysql 8.0.21 for X86 is available on Solaris X86 for version mysql-8.0.27
* mysql 8.0.27 epackage uploaded for Solaris 11.4 "mysql-80" (replacing mysql-8.0.27-solaris11-x86_64.pkg.gz)
* added GCC 11.2 for Solaris 11.4 - fixed runtime RPATH in gcc configuration spec
* important release notes about libreoffice52 on recent Solaris 11.4 SRU

FOI002 - bhyve and illumos community

  • Posted on: 21 December 2021
  • By: tomww

Hi friends of illumos!

Episode No. 2 of the podcast "friends of illumos" is out!

After a weekend packed with podcast cutting and postprocessing I finally managed to upload the new episode. I decided to give a try and uploaded the new episode FOI002 as well as the older one FOI001. I think it will take a moment, until the subdomain for foi is established. You can listen or register the RSS feed here:

The Workbench 2021-08

  • Posted on: 26 July 2021
  • By: tomww

Hi all, SFE is still alive.

The Internet-Connetion suffered a bit from the bad weather conditions during the last weeks.
Today I switched to a different uplink using a GRE tunnel. Just in case you see some issues with the package repositories, then please drop me a note on and let me know what is the error you can see.

The Workbench 2020-09

  • Posted on: 31 August 2020
  • By: tomww

For Solaris, OmniOSce, OpenIndiana:
* added clamav current version
* added clamsmtp letting postfix scan for virus
* updated mutt 1.14.7
* working on move to github
* builds for omnios-r151034 have started

FOI001 - Friends of Illumos - Podcast from @FOSDEM 2019

  • Posted on: 1 February 2020
  • By: tomww

FOI001 - Friends of Illumos - @FOSDEM 2019 in Brussels

At the @FOSDEM conference on February 3rd 2019 in Brussels there was the idea to make a podcast "Friends of Illumos" and talk about the achievements and whats to be done.

You can find all episodes on:

The Workbench 2020-01

  • Posted on: 31 January 2020
  • By: tomww

* work has started for SPARC Packages on Solaris 11.3 / Solaris 11.4 - drop me a note if you need some packages first
* attending FOSDEM conference in Bruessels on Feb 1st/2nd - visit the illumos table
* working on the release iof the first episode of the posdcast "friends of illumos"

FOSDEM 2020 Feb 1st+2nd - Come to the Illumos Table in Building K!

  • Posted on: 20 January 2020
  • By: tomww

Visit the illumos table at @FOSDEM in Bruessels, Belgium, Febuary 1st & 2nd 2020, Building K.

If you are a Solaris, an OpenIndiana Hipster or OmniOS user, you'll find the illumos table full of really nice people that are very happy to have a chat with you. And I believe you can get illumos stickers too.


PS: Still searching for an intro music for the podcast. If you have an idea for music that matches with this technical podcast, that would help speeding up the release!