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This section describes freeware enhancements in this release.
Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, Evince 2.30.3 is the default PDF viewer in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS. Evince 2.30.3 is a GNOME document viewer and supports the following file formats:
Evince 2.30.3 provides the following features:
Integrated search to display results and highlight results on a page
Page thumbnails to show quick reference in a document
Index information displayed in a tree format
For more information, see http://projects.gnome.org/evince/.
GNU Make, a utility that automatically builds executable programs and libraries, is upgraded to version 3.82.
GNU Make 3.82 provides the following enhancements:
Single-shell invocation by using the .ONESHELL target
Improved pattern search
For more information, see the make(1) man page and the https://www.gnu.org/software/make/ web site.
The Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release supports the GNU gettext utility, which provides a framework to generate multilingual messages. The GNU gettext utility provides the following features to support message catalogs:
Set of conventions about how programs should be written to support message catalogs
Directory and file-naming structure for the message catalogs
Runtime library to support the retrieval of translated messages
Stand-alone programs to tweak the sets of translatable or already translated strings
For more information, see the gettext(1) man page and the https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/ web site.
The Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release supports the GNU internationalizing domain names (IDN) library. The GNU IDN library (Libidn) is an implementation of the Stringprep, Punycode, and internationalizing domain names in applications (IDNA) specifications. You can encode and decode internationalized domain names by using the GNU IDN Library.
For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/software/libidn/ and the idn(1M) man page.
Ghostscript is upgraded to version 9.00. Ghostscript 9.00, a major new release, is a security and bug fix upgrade of Ghostscript 8.64. Version 9.00 is licensed under GPLv3.
You can use Ghostscript to perform the following functions:
Rasterization of page description language files for displaying or printing document pages
Conversion between PostScript and PDF files
For more information, see the Ghostscript web site at http://www.ghostscript.com/.
gzip, an application used for file compression, is upgraded to version 1.4. This version fixes several bugs.
For more information, see the gzip(1) man page and the project web site at https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/.
The Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 OS supports Jakarta Tomcat 5.5.
For more information, see https://tomcat.apache.org/.
Lightning 1.0, an extension to include calendar and scheduling functionality in Mozilla Thunderbird, has been included in this Oracle Solaris release. Lightning 1.0 provides the following features:
The ability to accept or decline events and tasks directly by using the Context menu
Event creation by using click and drag with a full calendar schedule
Multiple alarm setting for a single event
Alarm sorting in the Reminder window
Calendar view and task view in different tabs
Support for Web Calendar Access Protocol 3.0 (WCAP)
Improved performance of the CalDAV webdav-sync invalid anchor
For more information, see https://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/.
rsync, a local and remote file-copying tool, has been integrated in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release.
For more information, see the rsync(1) man page and the project web site at https://rsync.samba.org/.
Samba, which provides file and print services to Server Message Block/Common Internet File System (SMB/CIFS) clients, is upgraded to version 3.6.8.
Samba 3.6.8 provides the following enhancements:
Improved security defaults
Fully functional SMB2 support
Production ready VFS ACL modules
For more information, see https://www.samba.org/.
Sendmail, a utility that is used for internetwork email routing, is upgraded to version 8.14.5. This version fixes several bugs.
For more information, see http://www.sendmail.com/sm/open_source/download/8.14.5/.
Thunderbird 10 ESR has been integrated in Oracle Solaris 10 1/13. Thunderbird 10 is the first release of the Thunderbird email application under the Extended Support Release (ESR) policy. Thunderbird ESR is intended for groups that maintain the desktop environment in large organizations.
Thunderbird 10 ESR provides the following enhancements:
New ability to search the Internet
Improvements to email search
Better keyboard handling for attachments
New search and find shortcuts
Platform improvements to the address book
Several security, platform, and user interface fixes
For more information, see http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/organizations/.
Firefox 10 ESR has been integrated in Oracle Solaris 10 1/13. Firefox 10 is the first release of the Firefox browser application under the Extended Support Release (ESR) policy. Firefox ESR is intended for groups that maintain the desktop environment in large organizations.
Firefox 10 ESR provides the following enhancements:
Several security and stability fixes
Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default
The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
Performance and memory handling improvements when using <audio> and <video> elements
Support for HTML5 context menus and WebSocket
For more information, see http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/.
wxWidgets, a widget toolkit and tools library that is used for creating graphical user interfaces, is delivered as a stand-alone package.
For more information, see http://wxwidgets.org/.