Solaris 10 What's New

Freeware Enhancements

The following freeware features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 10/08 release.

C-URL - The C-URL Wrappers Library

C-URL is a utility library that provides programmatic access to the most common Internet protocols such as, HTTP, FTP, TFTP, SFTP, and TELNET. C-URL is also extensively used in various applications.

For more information, see

Libidn - Internationalized Domain Library

Libidn provides implementations of the Stringprep (RFC 3454), Nameprep (RFC 3491), Punycode (RFC 3492), and IDNA (RFC 3490) specifications. This library provides new functionality and facilities to the Solaris OS.

For more information, see the following resources:

LibGD - The Graphics Draw Library

LibGD is a graphics conversion and manipulation utility library. This library is used extensively in web-based application frameworks. The command-line utilities of LibGD provide easy-to-use graphics-conversion facilities.

For more information, see


TIDY is an HTML parser. This parser is the HTML equivalent of lint(1). TIDY is useful in validating the accuracy of static and dynamic HTML pages.

For more information, see