Despite it being Friday 13th I got my TurboGears book and my free OpenSolaris starter kit through the post today.
The book really impressed me. I’ve read the first few chapters and am on to building a Bookmark Web App. I’m considering starting with that for “Conduit Web” – some kind of online way of accessing data like my contacts, calendar, bookmarks, etc. As part of some kind of general “sync server”. Unfortunately i’m having trouble getting it going on Feisty
I tried Nexenta, one of the distros in the OpenSolaris starter kit, and it scared me. At first I thought it had crashed (didn’t seem to background DHCP, so was dog slow to boot). My lappy is 17″ widescreen but it seemed to get run at 320×240 or something silly. The sound worked though. Late-ish at night and the gnome login sound kicks in on what would seem to be FULL. The sub woofer did not sound pleased… So I’m staying with Fesity/Gutsy for the time being! Still interested in tracking OpenSolaris progress though, and I hope Conduit will work great on there too.