|Useful utilities, tools and libraries|
|gFTP||Graphical FTP client. Requires GTK. Screenshot.||2.0.13||Sol8 (547KB)|
|GTK-Gnutella||Gnutella clone. Requires GTK. Screenshot.||0.91.1||Sol8 (414KB)|
|MgDiff||Motif based file compare utility; slightly modified for better integration with CDE (Source code, 77KB). Screenshot.||1.0||Sol8 (34KB)|
|NEdit||Powerful Motif based text editor; slightly modified for better integration with CDE (Source code, 811KB). Screenshot.||5.2||Sol8 (461KB)|
|Notif2||A CDE/Motif 2 look theme for GTK+. To use without GNOME, copy /opt/sfw/share/themes/Notif2/gtk/gtkrc to ~/.gtkrc.||1.0||Sol8 (17KB)|
|Multimedia programs and libraries|
|NPFlash||GPL'ed Flash plug-in for Netscape 4. Compiled without audio support. Installs to /usr/local/lib/netscape/plugins, to be automatically picked up by any Netscape installation.||0.4.10||Sol7/8 (116KB)|
|SAC||Sound/Audio Control, a small program to control the Solaris audio device. Opens about 100 times faster than 'sdtaudiocontrol', and looks better too. Package also includes the "testaudio" program. Source code, 14KB. Screenshot.||1.0||Sol8 (17KB)|
|SDL||Simple DirectMedia Layer, a library for fast graphics and audio access. Includes SDL_image 1.2.2, SDL_mixer 1.2.3, SDL_net 1.2.4, and SMPEG 0.4.4. See the note below about MIDI.||1.2.4||Sol8 (680KB)|
|XAnim||Animation/video/audio player. Supports AVI, QT, FLI, FLC, IFF ANIM, GIF, and more.||2.80.1||Sol8 (503KB)|
|Xine/Sinek||Media player, includes more than 30 plugins. Requires GTK. To use Video for Windows codecs, download them from e.g. the MPlayer site and install in e.g. /usr/lib/win32.||0.9.9/0.4||Sol8 (1080KB)|
|XMMS||The X Multimedia System ("Winamp for UNIX"). Includes OSS, Solaris and EsounD output plugins, and MIDI and MPEG input plugins. Requires GTK. MPEG plugin requires the SDL package. See the note below about MIDI. Screenshot.||1.2.7||Sol8 (736KB)|
|XV||The classic Unix image viewer, with 14 patches applied. Supports GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, XBM, XPM, XWD, etc (Source code and additional documentation, 1940KB).||3.10a+||Sol8 (366KB)|
|Kobo Deluxe||SDL version of the classic space shooter XKobo. Screenshot.||0.3||Sol8 (364KB)|
|LBreakout2||Breakout clone. Requires SDL 1.2.||2.2.2||Sol8 (1114KB)|
|LPairs||Memory game. Requires SDL 1.2.||1.0||Sol8 (372KB)|
|LTris||Tetris clone for one or two players. Requires SDL 1.2.||1.0.1||Sol8 (504KB)|
|PrBoom||The classic 3D game. Requires a DOOM IWAD file such as the DOOM 1 shareware IWAD (1.69MB, install in /opt/sfw/games/doom). Requires SDL 1.2.||2.2.2||Sol8 (446KB)|
|XBill||Save the computers from the evil Bill; slightly modified and beautified from the original version (Source code, 78KB). Screenshot.||2.0||Sol8 (47KB)|
|XGalaga||Space shoot-em-up. Screenshot.||2.0||Sol8 (183KB)|
|XPat2||16 different solitaire card games (Klondike, FreeCell, Spider, Canfield, etc) in one program. Screenshot.||1.07||Sol8 (286KB)|
|XYahtzee||Motif version of the classic dice game. Screenshot.||1.01||Sol8 (25KB)|
% gunzip file.pkg.gz % su # pkgadd -d file.pkg # dtappintegrate -s /opt/sfw # ^D % dtaction ReloadApps
If you want to use XMMS, XAnim and/or Xine to play media files from the File Manager, you will have to remove the useless Java Media Player that has grabbed the file associations for a bunch of file types. Either uninstall the whole thing:
# pkgrm SUNWjmfpor just get rid of the file where the actions are defined:
# cd /usr/dt/appconfig/types/C # mv sdtjmplay.dt sdtjmplay.dt.not
If you have any problems installing or using the packages, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Many packages require some of the library packages from the Solaris Software Companion CD, such as libaudiofile, libesd, libjpeg, libpng and libtiff.
In order for MIDI to work with XMMS and SDL, you will need to install a set of patches (instruments, samples) in /opt/sfw/lib/timidity. A complete set of GUS patches can be found at the SDL Web site.
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