Oracle Solaris FOSS – Go no longer described as EVALUATION

A lot of FOSS components received an update.
According to changes in the pkg description the golang package is no longer considered “EVALUATION”.

Solaris 11.3 SRU 29:

root@bama:~# pkg info -r golang
             Name: developer/golang
          Summary: The Google Go programming language
      Description: (EVALUATION) Google Go is an open source programming language
                   that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient
                   software.
         Category: Development/Other Languages
            State: Not installed
        Publisher: solaris
          Version: 1.7
    Build Release: 5.12
           Branch: 5.12.0.0.0.122.0
   Packaging Date: May 10, 2017 06:45:14 PM
             Size: 5.46 kB
             FMRI: pkg://solaris/developer/golang@1.7,5.12-5.12.0.0.0.122.0:20170510T184514Z

Solaris 11.4 beta:

root@crimson:~# pkg info -r golang
Failed to set locale: unsupported locale setting.  Falling back to C.
pkg: Unable to set locale; locale package may be broken or
not installed.  Reverting to C locale.
          Name: developer/golang
       Summary: The Google Go programming language
   Description: Google Go is an open source programming language that makes it
                easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.
      Category: Development/Other Languages
         State: Not installed
     Publisher: solaris
       Version: 1.7
        Branch: 11.4.0.0.0.12.0
Packaging Date: Wed Jan 03 02:36:13 2018
          Size: 2.52 kB
          FMRI: pkg://solaris/developer/golang@1.7-11.4.0.0.0.12.0:20180103T023613Z
   Project URL: https://golang.org
    Source URL: https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.7.src.tar.gz

What this means is you can just go ahead and install it without any “surprises” like with Solaris 11.3 FOSS Evaluation Packages. In other words: supported versions.

Solaris 11.3 SRU 29:

root@bama:~# pkg install golang
Creating Plan (Solver setup): -
pkg install: No matching version of developer/golang can be installed:
  Reject:  pkg://solaris/developer/golang@1.5-5.12.0.0.0.95.0
             to
           pkg://solaris/developer/golang@1.7-5.12.0.0.0.122.0
  Reason:  No version for 'require' dependency on release/evaluation can be found

Solaris 11.4 beta:

root@crimson:~# pkg install golang
           Packages to install: 18
           Mediators to change:  1
       Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No

DOWNLOAD                                PKGS         FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
Completed                              18/18     8942/8942  136.0/136.0 75.2k/s

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Installing new actions                     9253/9253
Updating package state database                 Done
Updating package cache                           0/0
Updating image state                            Done
Creating fast lookup database                   Done
Updating package cache                           1/1

A full list of Solaris 11.3 FOSS Evaluation Packages and their status in Oracle Solaris 11.4 beta can be found here.