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Solaris Express Developer Edition Release Notes
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Features Removed From the Solaris Express Releases

This section lists features that are no longer supported in the Solaris software.

Sun Trunking Support

Sun Trunking support for Sun Quad FastEthernet (QFE) devices is no longer available. For link aggregation support on QFE devices, users should use the new aggregation support on GLDv3. For more information, see the dladm(1M) man page.

Sun Fire Link Support

The Sun Fire Link feature, Wildcat RSM, is no longer available.

Mobile IP

Mobile IPv4, the feature described in the mipagent(1M) man page, is no longer available.

I2O Intelligent I/O

The I2O intelligent I/O driver framework and all corresponding drivers are no longer supported. This includes the i2o_bs(7D), and i2o_scsi(7D) drivers and all I2O related functionality.

Remote Program Load Server Functionality

The Remote Program Load (RPL) server functionality available through rpld(1M) and rpld.conf(4) is no longer available with Solaris.

pam_projects(5)

pam_projects(5) is no longer available. All its functionality has been incorporated into pam_unix_cred(5). If you have unconverted pam.conf(4) files, remove all references to pam_projects.so.1.

Gnopernicus

Gnopernicus, the Java DS Screen Reader is no longer available. Users should use the Orca Screen Reader instead.

Xsun Server

Starting with the Developer release, the Xsun server for the X Window System is no longer included. Users should migrate to the Xorg server.

Features such as Display Postscript (DPS) and X Image Extension (XIE) that are available in Xsun but not in Xorg are no longer included in this release.

Sun Install Check Release Notes

SunSM Install Check is a legacy application that is no longer supported. For custom and comprehensive patch or risk analysis, see the variety of service offerings at https://www.sun.com/service/consulting/index.jsp.

SPARC: JNI Fibre Channel Adapter

Starting with the Solaris Express 9/06 release, the JNITM Fiber Channel Adapter (JFCA) driver is no longer supported.

For more information, see the following:

Sun Java Desktop System

Starting with the Solaris Express 7/06 release, the following Java DS features are no longer supported:

  • GNOME viewer for PDF and PostScriptTM files

  • GNOME Project Planner

  • Java DS Image Organizer

  • Java DS Disk Analyzer

  • Java DS Dictionary

  • Java DS Text Editor

  • Java DS Diagram Editor

  • Sun Java Calendar Preview

The GNOME viewer for PDF and PostScript files has been replaced by the Evince viewer for PDF and PostScript files.

Desktop Management Interface

Starting with the Solaris Express 5/06 release, the following Desktop Management Interface (DMI) commands, libraries, and package are no longer supported:

  • dmiget

  • dmi_cmd

  • dmispd

  • snmpXdmid

  • libdmi

  • libdmici

  • libdmimi

  • SUNWsadmi

You can find this functionality in one of the following alternative facilities in the Solaris OS:

  • Web-based Enterprise Management

  • Common Information Model/Object Model (CIMOM)

Certain Drivers Will Not be Supported by the Solaris Express 4/06 Release

The following drivers will no longer be supported by the Solaris Express 4/06 release:

  • SUNWrtvc: Device driver for the SunVideoTM real-time video capture and compression card

  • SUNWdial: Streams module for the Dials and Buttons devices

  • SUNWdialh Header files for the Dials and Buttons devices

Controller Devices and Drivers

Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the following devices are no longer supported:

  • IBM PC ServeRAID SCSI

  • IBM ServeRAID II Ultra SCSI

  • IBM ServeRAID-3 Ultra2 SCSI

In addition, device drivers written for these controllers are no longer supported.

Dual Basic Rate ISDN Interface and Multimedia Codec Chips

Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the T5900FC Dual Basic Rate ISDN Interface (DBRI) and associated multimedia codec chips are no longer supported. In addition, device drivers written for these devices are no longer supported.

Framed Access Control Environment

The Framed Access Control Environment (FACE) has been removed from the current Solaris release. The removal includes all of the commands and files in the following directories:

  • /usr/oasys

  • /usr/vmsys

Asian Short dtlogin Names

The following Asian short locale names are no longer listed in the dtlogin language list in the Solaris software.

  • zh.GBK

  • zh.UTF-8

  • ko.UTF-8

Automated Security Enhancement Tool Support

Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET) checksum functionality provided by aset in the /usr/aset directory is no longer available.

You can find this functionality in one of the following alternative sources:

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