Farewell Blastwave, Hello OpenCSW


Blastwave, the community software package system for Solaris systems, has been dead for some time now. We’ve continued to use it, since we haven’t really had any need to change. But we’ve had some requests lately for stuff that doesn’t exist in Blastwave, or versions which haven’t made it into Blastwave.

Lucky for us, there’s a neat alternative — OpenCSW. As of today, our Solaris Zone Hosting now runs OpenCSW instead of Blastwave. You shouldn’t notice any differences between the two. We still provide a base level of packages, which you are then free to add to as you need.

As always, if you have any questions about OpenCSW, or any aspect of our Zone hosting, please don’t hesitate to ask!

— Simon

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