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What's New in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: October 2017

Software Features

This section describes the software features in this release. These new features and enhancements add to the existing exhaustive collection of utilities, services, and tools which facilitate enhanced productivity.

Mailman Mailing List Manager

Oracle Solaris 11.3 supports the Mailman mailing list manager, which enables you to manage email accounts and helps list-owners to administer mailing lists easily. Mailman is integrated with the web and supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, and spam filters.

For more information, see the documentation in the /usr/share/doc/mailman/ directory.

xmlto Shell Script Tool

You can use the xmlto(1) shell-script tool to convert XML files to various formats. The tool enables you to convert files in DocBook, XHTML 1.0, and XSL-FO formats to different output formats such as AWT, XSL-FO, HTML Help, JavaHelp, MIF, PDF, SVG, XHTML, DVI, HTML, HTML (no chunks), UNIX man, PCL, PostScript, TXT, XHTML (no chunks), and EPUB.

For more information, see the xmlto(1) man page.

Man Page Enhancements

The man(1) and catman(1M) commands now support groff dependent man pages. This enhancement helps in processing man pages delivered from third parties into Oracle Solaris by using the nroff extension available in groff(1). This extension renders man pages with a different look and feel, and a width of 78 columns in single long page. Also, for better compatibility, the default pager program has now been changed to less(1). The –t option now enables you to view man page output in PostScript format.

For more information, see the man(1) and catman(1M) man pages.

MySQL Server 5.6

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multithreaded, multi-user, and robust SQL database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

In Oracle Solaris 11.3, MySQL has been updated to version 5.6 which includes enhancements to security, InnoDB, partitioning, and the optimizer, which results in better performance.

For more information, see What's New in MYSQL 5.6 (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/mysql-nutshell.html).