Re: Solaris 10, questen for Peter Korn

Hi Petra,

In the Licensing Information for Solaris 10 I fund the following

The registration process to receive an Entitlement Document is part of the Solaris 10 download process, with the Entitlement Document being returned to
you via e-mail. For this reason, YOU MUST PROVIDE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS AS PART OF YOUR SUN DOWNLOAD CENTER ACCOUNT. If you fail to do so, you will
not receive an Entitlement Document and will only have the right to evaluate the Solaris 10 OS for 90 days.

Are there any limitations in function (including accessebility) during this 90 days evalation

Could I in fact evaluate Gnopernicus using Solaris 10?

Hmmm... I am unfamiliar with this License document. What we ship in Solaris 10 is an unmodified version of Gnopernicus. No trial/evaluation code is running that cause the application to stop running after a certain number of minutes or days. You can definitely evaluate Gnopernicus using Solaris 10. Please note though, the word of open source moves fairly fast, and Solaris 10 was built in January, 2005. Gnopernicus and GNOME and FreeTTS and various other accessibility bits were frozen in November/December 2004. There have been many bug fixes in the entire GNOME and accessibility software stack, in the accessibility implementations of programs like Mozilla and Evolution, since that time. One particularly annoying bug affects the FreeTTS speech synthesizer when used by Gnopernicus - under stress it can go silent, and the Solaris 10 edition of Gnopernicus won't re-start it (that's been fixed).

Sun releases periodic updates to Solaris. Solaris 10 Update 1 will contain a number of very important accessibility fixes (as well as a number of important fixes having nothing to do with accessibility) - the speech issue I mentione above is one such fix. I'll send out an announcement when it is available.


Peter Korn
Sun Accessibility team

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