This chapter includes information on new features that arrived too late to be included in the Solaris 8 documentation set. For information on new features in the Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment, refer to the Solaris 8 7/01 Update AnswerBook Collection on http://docs.sun.com.
Beginning with the release of Solaris 8 4/01, Intel Platform Edition, the kdmconfig(1M) utility configures a two-button mouse as a three-button mouse by default. To emulate the middle button on a two-button mouse, push both buttons simultaneously. To disable emulation, choose a two-button entry without three-button emulation from the list of pointing devices displayed by the kdmconfig utility. Users will notice this change when they are using an application that assumes a three-button mouse. The right button now generates a Button-3 event, when previously it generated a Button-2 event.
The Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment includes diskless client support. Support in this release is limited to SPARC architecture diskless clients from either SPARC or Intel architecture [IA] servers.
Sun currently plans to support IA diskless clients in a future release of the Solaris operating environment.
The Solaris 8 operating environment includes kernel support for the PIM protocol as described in RFC 2362. The Solaris 8 operating environment does not include the routing daemons, but for those users who want to use the Solaris 8 operating environment to route their multicast network traffic, implementations of the PIM protocol (both Sparse and Dense mode) may be found at http://netweb.usc.edu/pim.
You can now modify the runtime linkers search paths with the -z nodefaultlib option to the ld command and with runtime configuration files created by the new utility crle(1).