This document provides release information for the 2.4 release of the Update Center toolkit.
NOTE: Since the 2.4 release is currently under development, these release notes are not yet complete.
|Operating System||Architecture||Platform Notes|
|Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008
|x86 (32- and 64-bit)||Windows 7 is supported only for images installed and managed in a subdirectory of the user's home directory (Issue 1583).|
|MacOS X 10.4 and later||PPC,
|Native components of the toolkit are Mac OS X universal binaries.|
|Solaris 10 8/07 (Update 4) or greater is recommended. The toolkit does not require extra patches on these versions.|
|Solaris 9 8/03 (Update 4) and later (CLI only)||SPARC,
|Only the use of pkg(5) CLI is supported on Solaris 9. The Update Tool GUI, the Software Update GUI, and the Desktop Notifier are not yet supported due to Gnome issue 310.|
|OpenSolaris 2008.11 and later||x86|
|IBM AIX V6 (CLI only)||POWER||Only the use of pkg(5) CLI is supported on AIX. The Update Tool GUI, the Software Update GUI, and the Desktop Notifier are not yet supported.|
|openSUSE 11.0||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install the libidn-32bit rpm from YaST, the installation and configuration mangement tool for openSUSE.|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install these 32-bit compatibility rpms:
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install these 32-bit compatibility rpms:
|SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Server and Desktop||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install the libidn-32bit rpm.|
|Ubuntu 7.10||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install the ia32-libs and libidn11 packages from the Ubuntu package repository.|
|Ubuntu 8.x||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install the ia32-libs, libidn11 and lib32nss-mdns packages from the Ubuntu package repository.|
|Ubuntu 9.04||x86 (32- and 64-bit)||On 64-bit x86, first install the ia32-libs, libidn11 and lib32nss-mdns packages from the Ubuntu package repository.|
The following table shows the packages that make up Update Center 2.4.
|Package Name||Package Version||Description|
|pkg-extra-tools||version-bb.cccc||Extra tools for building packages and assembling distributions.|
|pkg-java||version.cccc||Java API for pkg(5) plus bootstraper|
|pkg-toolkit||version.cccc||Meta-package. Installing this will install all other packages.|
|pkg-toolkit-incorporation||version-bb.cccc||Incorporation. Ensures all installed packages are of the correct version.|
|python2.4-minimal||version-bb.cccc||Minimized python runtime need to support pkg and updatetool. Note that on Mac OS X the version is 2.4.5.|
|wxpython2.8-minimal||version-bb.cccc||WX Python runtime needed to support updatetool.|
Note that all the packages in the 2.4 release have the same value, bb.cccc, for the "branch" portion of their package versions. You can use this branch value to identify an Update Center package as a member of the 2.4 release.
The version of pkg(5) in Update Center 2.4 is based on the version in build XXX of OpenSolaris, with the addition of features and bugs fixes unique to Update Center.
This release of pkg(5) has the following incompatibilities with previous releases.
The following table shows the full list of features and enhancements in the 2.4 release as compared to the 2.3 release.
The following table shows the defects fixed in the 2.4 release as compared to the 2.3 release. It does not include defects discovered and fixed during the course of 2.4 release development.
Full List of Known Issues
The following table lists all open defects known at delivery of the 2.4 release.