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    BIRCH now available for Solaris/AMD64
    Submitted by Brian Fristensky; posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006


    BIRCH Release A1.96

    BIRCH now supports the Solaris/AMD64 platform.

    With the latest release, binaries for most BIRCH
    core programs are now available for Sun's Solaris/AMD64
    machines. In mixed platform environments, BIRCH users
    can now run most BIRCH applications transparently with
    respect to whether they are logged into a Linux-Intel,
    Solaris-Sparc or Solaris-AMD64 host.


    The latest release of BIRCH (A1.96) is available at the
    BIRCH Web site

    under the link 'BIRCH Administrator's Guide'.

    A1.96 Release Notes
    • ---------------------------
    December 29, 2005
    o To simplify the process of making BIRCH documentation Web-accessible,
    the birchconfig URL Builder has additional suggested choices for
    possible locations of the BIRCH web site and Home directories.
    o BIRCH now supports the solaris-amd64 platform. Some programs
    are not available for solaris-amd64, including mapmaker and primer3.
    o birchconfig.csh has been replaced by Since some
    systems do not have csh as a standard part of the system (and
    we assume that all Unix systems have sh) this script is better
    as an sh script. now checks for the presence
    of csh, python and java, and prints error messages if these
    are not present. All three must be present to run birchconfig.jar.
    o UNINSTALL-birch.csh has been replaced with

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