The following desktop tools features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 5/08 release.
Starting with this release, StarOffice has been enhanced to the latest version, StarOffice 8.
For more information about StarOffice, see http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/whats_new.jsp.
Stating with this release, the Solaris OS includes the Adobe Flash Player 9. For more information about this Flash Player, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/features/.
Pidgin is a popular open-source instant messaging client. Pidgin 2.0 includes the following features:
Many improvements to the UI modules including status system, Buddy List, Conversation, and the chat window
New Yahoo features including Stealth Settings, Doodle, and the /list command
Improved AIM and ICQ file transfers
Improved Log Viewer module
Support for the new version of ICQ file transfer
New IRC features including SSL support, and the new commands /whowas, /nickserv, /memoserv, /chanserv, and /operserv
Jabber features including support for SRV lookups, buddy icons, and Jabber User Directory searching
The Free Standards Group (FSG) Open Printing API (PAPI) commands replace several commonly used print commands, which include the following:
The implementations of the Open Printing API commands are layered on top of the Free Standards Group Open Printing API in the Solaris OS. This implementation enables the commands to run on top of multiple protocols or services.
Some advantages of the new print command implementations include the following:
Improved consistency between desktop applications and command-line interfaces
Multiple print protocols and service support from the command line
Internet Print Protocol (IPP) client-side support for improved interoperability with Linux, Mac OS X, and other IPP-based print services
Enhanced remote capability and data when using IPP between print client and server
The capability to disable network services and retain access to local printers
For more information about the PAPI print commands, see the following:
OpenSolaris Printing Community web pages at http://opensolaris.org/os/community/printing/projects/papi_client_commands/