Monday, September 24, 2007

Solaris Express Developer Edition 9/07 Now available

The new version of SXDE (Solaris Express Developer Edition) 9/07 is now available on Sun's web site for downloading.

Key Features

For the Developer

  • The latest developer tools are automatically installed during OS installation. These include:
  • Sun Studio 12 C, C++ and Fortran compilers and NEW D-Light, a GUI DTrace tool that simplifies using DTrace
  • NEW Glade 3 replaces Glade 2 for development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and GNOME desktop environment
  • NEW Desktop Notification facility provides notification support through libnotify and a notification daemon on Solaris. This mechanism allows applications to notify users of some asynchronous event.
  • NEW GNOME DevHelp, an application that enables you to browse and search GNOME API documentations. It works natively with gtk-doc.
Other packages of interest.
  • PostgreSQL 8.2.4 With DTrace probes, and integrated with the Solaris Service Manager, Kerberos 5 support. PostgreSQL 8.1.8 is also included.
  • Bcc 0.16.17, real mode x86 compiler NEW
  • Flex 2.5.33, lexical analyser tool for generating programs that perform pattern-matching on text. UPDATED
  • GNU Bison 2.3, general-purpose parser generator UPDATED
  • GNU make 3.81, tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files. UPDATED
  • Tcl 8.4.14, dynamic programming language suitable for rapid development, cross-platform GUI's and flexible integration UPDATED
  • Tk 8.4.14, Tk the standard GUI for Tcl, as well as other dynamic languages. UPDATED
Solaris OS
  • Solaris (Solaris Express Community Edition build 70b) UPDATED
  • NEW Solaris Installer- 3 clicks minimum to upgrade, 6 screens for full install. Automatic provisioning for the use of Solaris Live Upgrade if Solaris is given at least 20GB of disk.
Solaris Desktop Major Components
  • Thunderbird 2.0 UPDATED
For a more complete description of the new content is Solaris Express Developer Edition, see the What's New Guide.

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