The Solaris 10 1/06 release includes the Sun Java Desktop System Release 3 (Java DS). This section describes new and enhanced features in the Java DS.
This release of the Java Desktop System on the Solaris 10 OS combines innovations from the open-source software community and from Sun Microsystems to create a comprehensive, integrated, and interoperable desktop environment. The following section describes improvements and enhancements in this release of the Java Desktop System.
The Java Desktop System has improved profile management for roaming web browser profiles.
The Java Desktop System has the following interoperability enhancements.
An Exchange connector enables the Email and Calendar applications to interoperate with a Microsoft Exchange network.
Browser features improve compatibility with nonstandard browsers, such as Internet Explorer.
Samba 3.0 provides better interoperability with Windows file sharing.
The Java Desktop System has the following accessibility enhancements.
Screen reader and screen magnifier
See the Java Desktop System Release 3 Accessibility Guide and the Java Desktop System Release 3 Accessibility Release Notes for more details.
The Java Desktop System has the following internationalization enhancements.
Simplified Chinese SunPinYin input method
New File System Examiner to enable migration from legacy environments to UTF–8 character encoding
The Java Desktop System has the following general enhancements.
All of the major components of the Java Desktop System, GNOME, Email and Calendar, MozillaTM browser, and Gaim have been updated.
StarOfficeTM 7 software includes Product Patch 4.
The framework for Smartcard integration through industry-standard PC/SC API is included.
This section contains information about plug-ins for
Java Plug-in is enabled in
1.7 by default. If
Java Plug-in does
not work, then create a symbolic link in the /usr/sfw/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, pointing to the appropriate file shown in the following
In the Java Desktop System Release 3, $JAVA_PATH is /usr/java/jre.
Do not copy the libjavaplugin_oji.so file
instead of creating a symbolic link. A copy of the file causes the
Java software to crash.
Install all Java plugins in the /usr/sfw/lib/mozilla/plugins directory.
Adobe Acrobat Reader third-party plugin
is also available for
For more installation information about
see the following location: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html.
This release of the Java Desktop System includes localization enhancements.
The supported languages for this release of the Java Desktop System are as follows:
Brazilian Portuguese – User interface support only
This release of the Java Desktop System includes some localizations that are taken from the GNOME community. Sun Microsystems does not take any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of these localizations.
The Java Desktop System is a fully Unicode-enabled, multilingual system that supports languages with Unicode UTF-8 encoding. The Java Desktop System also provides codeset conversion to support legacy (non-UTF-8) encodings. See Solaris 10 Release Notes for recommended locales and descriptions of issues you might encounter when you migrate to Unicode multilingual computing.