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Plastic on Solaris 10

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Pablo Santos , 4 Comments

Well, it's been a *real* pain to build mono on Solaris 10!! Compared to this building in OpenSolaris was veeeery easy.

I'll try to repeat the process in the coming days and try to create a detailed guide. Building libgdiplus was specially painful, but I guess I've been doing something wrong (I hope!).

And then, finally, a real "back to the future" screenshot here:

I used to love this beauty about ten years ago, and now it doesn't look that nice anymore (although I still like it :-D).

And another screenshot, this time with a most modern look & feel:

I love Solaris, so being able to run the Plastic GUI there is some sort of Christmas present for me... :-) I love Solaris since I started reading the Jim Mauro articles about threading and so on, and later his great book about internals.

But, to be honest, after being using Mac OS X (10.4 & 10.5) for the last three years (and almost on a daily basis during the last weeks) it's clear there's a message for the Solaris folks out there: hire a graphics designer! (ok, if you have one... fire him and hire a new one!!)

So, what's next? Ok, there's only one OS I like better than Solaris... OpenBSD! So stay tuned..
Pablo Santos
I'm the CTO and Founder at Códice.
I've been leading Plastic SCM since 2005. My passion is helping teams work better through version control.
I had the opportunity to see teams from many different industries at work while I helped them improving their version control practices.
I really enjoy teaching (I've been a University professor for 6+ years) and sharing my experience in talks and articles.
And I love simple code. You can reach me at @psluaces.


  1. and after OpenBSD... OS X!?

  2. :-)

    OS X is *already* there! We've just to upload our website to include the download package. If you can't wait I can send you a direct link...

  3. This is fantastic! I look forward to a detailed description!

  4. Motif always has a sub-standard look...