The following desktop enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 1/06 release. To view desktop enhancements that are new in the previous Solaris 10 3/05 release, see Desktop Enhancements.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris Express 12/05 release and in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
In this release, Adobe® Acrobat Reader is updated from version 5.0 to version 7.0.1. Adobe Reader enables you to view, navigate, and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This enhancement is for the SPARC platform.
This feature is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
Sun OpenGL® for Solaris has been revised to cover the 1.5 specification for devices which can support OpenGL 1.5 functionality. Sun OpenGL 1.5 for the Solaris OS is available with the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
For further information, see the man pages are under the following directories:
This enhancement is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
xorgcfg, the Xorg Configuration GUI, allows for easier configuration of the Xorg X server on x86 systems.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 2/05 release.
The Xorg X server implementation has been upgraded from the 6.8.0 version to version 6.8.2 in this release. This upgrade fixes several bugs in the modules for various graphics cards. The upgrade also adds support for new graphics card models.
These X11 windowing enhancements are new in the Solaris Express 6/05 release and in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
These enhancements take advantage of X server extensions that were originally developed by the XFree86 Project. These enhancements are now incorporated into the Xorg X server.
The new programs available include the following:
Alters a monitor's gamma correction through XF86VidMode extension
Resizes or rotates the screen through the RandR extension
Provides video mode tuner for Xorg through XF86VidMode extension
Prints X Video extension adapter information
Advanced users can use these applications to tune the settings of the Xorg server at runtime. This process provides more information about the capabilities of the current system hardware.
These programs require support for the XFree86 extensions. As such, these programs do not currently work with the Xsun X server. These programs do not work with other X servers that lack this support.
For more information, see the man pages for each application. Add /usr/X11/man to your $MANPATH, if needed, to view the man pages.
This enhancement is new in the Solaris Express 6/05 release and in the Solaris 10 1/06 release.
This feature enables the Solaris OS to support multiple keyboards and mouse devices simultaneously. The virtualkm feature also provides an auto-switch function that enables users to obtain separate input for keyboards and for mouse devices. All these enhancements are compatible with existing applications.
This feature is particularly useful for the following users:
Users of systems with KVMS support
Laptop users who connect an extra mouse
Users with special keypads or other devices that are declared as keyboards or mouse devices
For more information, see virtualkm(7D).