Sun Java System Instant Messaging Release Notes for HP-UX

Sun Java™ System Instant Messaging Release Notes for HP-UX

Version 7 2005Q1

Part Number 819-1568-10

These Release Notes contain important information available at the time of release of Sun Java™ System Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1 for HP-UX. Known issues and limitations, and other information are addressed here. Read this document before you begin using Instant Messaging 7.

The most up-to-date version of these release notes can be found at the Sun Java System documentation web site: Check the web site prior to installing and setting up your software and then periodically thereafter to view the most up-to-date release notes and product documentation.

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Release Notes Revision History

Table 1  Revision History 


Description of Changes

February, 2005

Initial release of Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1 Release Notes for HP-UX.

July, 2005

Release of RR version of Sun Java System Instant Messaging Release 7 2005Q1 Notes for HP-UX.

About Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1

Sun Java System Instant Messaging delivers secure presence and extended real-time messaging, enabling communities of users to communicate and collaborate instantly and securely. It combines instant messaging capabilities with conferences, alerts, news, polling and file transfer to create a rich collaborative environment. It leverages an existing community, managed using LDAP, Sun Java™ System Identity Server or Sun Java™ System Portal Server.

This section includes:

What’s New in This Release

The Instant Messaging 7 include the following topics:


The Instant Messaging Installation Guide has been discontinued. If you are installing Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1 for the first time, see the Sun Java™ Enterprise System Installation Guide for installation instructions. If you are upgrading from a previous release of Instant Messaging, see the Sun Java™ Enterprise System Upgrade and Migration Guide for instructions.

New Features

This section describes the following new features added to Instant Messaging in this release:

Updated and Improved Instant Messaging Client

New icons, streamlined features, and new XMPP functions, like multiple Instant Messaging sessions, presence features, subscription authorization, roster management, and logging capabilities.

The IETF eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

With XMPP, Instant Messaging interoperates with the public networks through open source gateways. A user can aggregate contacts for all services on a client that supports XMPP (for example, GAIM and Exodus). In addition, XMPP support facilitates the integration of other third party applications as well as extensions of the existing functionality.

Enhanced Monitoring Features

The watchdog feature monitors if Instant Messaging is up or down, and it restarts the service if it is down. The Java Enterprise Service monitoring framework provides performance metrics on length of time for authentication, message delivery, and the number of instant messages sent through the service.

Re-architected Calendar Server Integration Support

How calendar notification is relayed as an instant message has changed from previous releases. New features include:

Troubleshooting Diagnostics for the Client

The About dialog box describes product copyright information. Additionally, the Details tab lists system, client, server, and session information that, in the event of a problem, end users can copy and paste into an email and send to their administrator or technical support center.

Multidomain functionality in News Channels and Conferences

News channels and conferences now support users from multiple domains.

New User Registration

You can now customize Instant Messenger to allow users to add themselves to the directory.

Simplified Sun Java™ System Access Manager Schema

The attributes sunPresenceDefaultAccess, sunPresenceEntityDefaultAccess, sunPresenceAccessDenied, sunPresenceEntityAccessDenied, sunPresenceAccessPermitted, and sunPresenceEntityAccessPermitted are obsolete. These attributes have been replaced by the attributes sunPresencePrivacy and sunPresenceUserPrivacy. The obsolete attributes are still in the schema, but are not visible from the Sun Java™ System Access Manager console, and are not used.

Hardware and Software Requirements

This section lists the requirements for installing Instant Messaging software. Before you install, ensure that you have met the minimum hardware and operating system requirements. JRE 1.4 is supported by both the server and the client.

The following hardware and software are required for this release of the Instant Messaging software.

This section Includes:

Server Operating System Requirements

This release of Sun Java System Instant Messaging requires the following platform:

HP-UX 11i V1

Server Software Requirements

This version of Instant Messaging is compatible with the following versions of other server software:

Server Hardware Requirements

Instant Messaging requires approximately 5 Kbytes of disk space for each user. Though 256 Mbytes of RAM is specified, the amount of RAM needed depends on the number of concurrent client connections, and whether the server and multiplexor are deployed on the same host.

The following are the minimum server hardware and software requirements for installing Sun Java System Instant Messaging:

Table 2  Hardware and Software Requirements 



Supported Platforms


Operating system

HP-UX11i V1


256 Mbytes

Disk space

300 Mbytes

Client Operating System Requirements

This release supports the following client platform:

Client Software Requirements

On Windows, you can run Instant Messenger using the browser’s java plug-in from the following browsers:

If the client machine has Java 1.4 or a higher version installed, there are no additional requirements to use either Java Plug-in or Java Web Start. Netscape Navigator v7 and the recent versions of the Mozilla browser include Java v1.4 or higher but Internet Explorer does not.

If the client machine does not have Java v1.4 or a higher version installed, you need to install Java Web Start. You can download and Install Java v1.4. from the following location:

You can download and install Java Web Start from the following location:

HTML links can be exchanged over Instant Messenger and activated from the messenger by clicking them. When a link is activated, the messenger invokes a browser. The following table lists supported operating system and browser combinations:

Table 3  Supported Client OS and Browser Combinations

Operating System



Red Hat Linux 7.x,

Red Hat Linux 8.0 or later

Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Mac OS X

Netscape Communicator 4.7x or later

Netscape 4.7

Mozilla 1.2 or later

no restrictions

no restrictions

Client Hardware Requirements

Instant Messenger uses between 20 to 40 Mbytes of memory on most platforms. You should estimate the memory requirement by including the requirements of other applications (including operating systems) used on the client machine. In most cases, at least 128 Mbytes RAM is recommended in order to run Instant Messenger and other applications comfortably. This number becomes higher when using memory-intensive operating systems such as Windows XP.

The following are the minimum client hardware and software requirements for installing Sun Java System Instant Messaging:

Table 4  Hardware and Software Requirements 



Supported Platforms

Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Solaris (PA-RISC or Intel)

Operating system

Solaris 8 and 9, Microsoft Windows 98 or later (ME, NT (SP 6a), 2000, XP)


128 Mbytes

Disk space

40 Mbytes

Bugs Fixed in This Release

The table below describes the bugs fixed in Instant Messaging 7:

Table 5  FixedBugs in Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1

Bug Number



Login to Instant Messaging with user created from Access Manager console is not possible.


Instant Messaging is not working with Single Sign On, switched OFF; and Single Sign On, switched ON with SSO unsuccessful.

Important Information

This section covers the following topics:

Installation Notes

If you choose to use Sun Java System Identity Server to store policies when configuring Instant Messaging, policies like the following are created:

Compatibility Issues

This release of Instant Messenger requires the 7 2005Q1 Instant Messaging server.

Documentation Updates for Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1

The following documents have been deprecated. The information they contain has been incorporated into the Sun Java System Communications Services 6 2005Q1 Deployment Planning Guide:

In addition, the Sun Java System Instant Messaging 6 2004Q2 Installation Guide material has been deprecated. The information previously found in that book is now available from the following sources:

The rest of this section describes errors and omissions in the documentation.

Online Help

These features are not described in either the product online help or the quick reference.


(Bug : 6182662) Some new emoticons are not documented in the online help. The following table describes the missing emoticons and their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.

Table 6  Instant Messaging Emoticons 


Shortcut Characters

Alarm clock




Birthday Cake




Can of Worms








Gold Star




Life Preserver








Mug of Beer




Rat Hole


Sun Shining






In addition, the online help mistakenly calls the Happy emoticon “Smiley” and the Sleep emoticon “Sleeping”.

Known Issues and Limitations

This section describes the known issues and limitations of Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1 for HP-UX. For a list of the known issues and limitations in this component, refer to the following Release Notes:

Patch updates are issued on a frequent basis. If you encounter a problem while installing or using Sun Java System Instant Messaging, contact Sun Support to enquire about the availability of a fix for this problem. Alternatively, you may consult the Sun web site for patches:

This section covers the following topics:


Running the Instant Messaging Configurator is not working in CLI Mode (6233608).

Trying to launch the Instant Messaging Configurator from the CLI mode fails.


Run the configurator in the GUI mode.

Instant Messaging configurator may fail when configured with Access Manager (6247978).

Instant Messaging configurator may sometime fail when configured with Access Manager.


Run the following script:



Run Instant Messaging configurator again using the script below:


where, the default Instant Messaging install directory im_svr_base is /opt/sun.

Redistributable Files

Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7 2005Q1 does not contain any files which you can redistribute.

How to Report Problems and Provide Feedback

If you have problems with Sun Java System Instant Messaging , contact Sun customer support using one of the following mechanisms:

So that we can best assist you in resolving problems, please have the following information available when you contact support:

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