Thank you Jonathan for your swift reply and your hard work with pkgsrc.
Kevin Ratcliffe Sent from [ProtonMail](https://protonmail.ch) -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [smartos-discuss] Java SmartOS Image Local Time: 12 October 2016 10:05 AM UTC Time: 12 October 2016 09:05 From: jper...@joyent.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org * On 2016-10-12 at 09:31 BST, Kevr wrote: > Is the Java image > https://docs.joyent.com/public-cloud/instances/infrastructure/images/smartos/java > still being maintained? Has it been renamed? We've found that a number of these custom images have never been very popular, and so it's not really worth the effort of creating and maintaining them, especially when they offer so little compared to the base images. For many of them you can create an identical environment using a base image and issuing a single "pkgin install" command to install the required software, and that gives you more choice into exactly which versions you want to install (e.g. Oracle/Sun vs OpenJDK for Java). You also have the option of building upon the "minimal" image if you prefer a stripped down customised image for your deployment. One thing I'd like to see is a community site where simple recipes showing how to set up popular image types are documented. I have some in progress for setting up a DNS and mail server etc., so if anyone else has something similar let me know and we'll start gathering these together. That way people can easily build exactly the images they require, and know exactly how they are put together. Thanks, -- Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com ------------------------------------------- smartos-discuss Archives: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/184463/=now RSS Feed: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/rss/184463/25769125-55cfbc00 Modify Your Subscription: https://www.listbox.com/member/?member_id=25769125&id_secret=25769125-7688e9fb Powered by Listbox: http://www.listbox.com