The following freeware enhancements have been added to the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 release.
GNU tar (gtar) is a utility that is used to store, back up, and transport files. This utility has been upgraded from version 1.17 to version 1.23.
gtar version 1.2.3 has the following changes:
Two security vulnerabilities, CVE-2010–0624 and CVE–2007–4131, have been fixed.
Several new options have been introduced.
Bug fixes have been included.
For more information about all the changes in the new version, see http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/.
Firefox 3.5 provides the latest browser for the Oracle Solaris platform.
For more information about Firefox 3.5, see http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/releasenotes/.
Thunderbird 3 includes major architectural changes that provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, code simplification, and sustainability.
For more information about Thunderbird, see http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/features/.
In this release, less, a file pager utility, is upgraded from version 381 to version 436.
This upgrade fixes many bugs and includes the following new features:
Better compatibility with POSIX
Improved behavior of history list for search and shell commands
Improved performance when a file contains very long lines