This chapter describes changes to the documentation set since the release of the Solaris 7 operating environment.
The Solaris online release notes are no longer included in the SUNWrdm package on the Solaris Software CD. The Solaris 8 Online Release Notes are now available on the Solaris Documentation CD. The online release notes are provided there in HTML, PDF, and AnswerBook form. Printed Release Notes are still included with the Solaris 8 product and cover installation issues only.
Your hardware manufacturer might supply the Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide or Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Installation Guide in printed form. The installation guides are also available on the Solaris 8 Documentation CD.
The section of the SunOS Reference Manual that describes the C library functions (but does not include the system calls) now contains six books instead of one. These books are:
Library Interfaces and Headers
Basic Library Functions
Networking Library Functions
Threads and Realtime Library Functions
Extended Library Functions
Curses Library Functions
In addition, many of the man page suffixes have been changed to reflect the library that contains the function (for example, all man pages describing functions contained in libnsl now have the suffix .3nsl).
For more information, see the Solaris 8 Reference Manual Collection.
The Network Interface Guide replaces the Transport Interfaces Programming Guide in the Solaris 8 documentation set. For more information, see the Network Interface Guide.
The Solaris Transition Guide Update is a supplement to the Solaris Transition Guide. It describes the differences between SunOSTM release 4 and SunOS release 5 as of the Solaris 8 release. Use this book with the Solaris Transition Guide, which describes differences between SunOS release 4 and SunOS release 5 through the Solaris 7 release.
For more information, see the Solaris Transition Guide Update.
The System Administration Guide, Volume 3 is a new document that contains information previously documented in the TCP/IP Administration Guide, the NFS Administration Guide, and the Mail Administration Guide, as well as information on new and enhanced technology shipping with this Solaris release. The focus is on task-based procedures, with reference material covered separately in the guide.
For more information, see the System Administration Guide, Volume 3.
The Programming Utilities Guide is not included in the Solaris 8 release. Implementation information on the topics that were covered in the guide is available in the following man pages:
yacc(1), a compiler compiler
sccs(1), source code control system
Reference information can be found by going to at http://www1.fatbrain.com. Look for books, such as those published by O'Reilly, on the following topics:
applying RCS and SCCS
lex and yacc
The XGLTM Collection is not included in the Solaris 8 documentation set. XGL is not supported in the Solaris 8 operating environment.