[tao-announce] ACE/TAO/CIAO/DAnCE x.0.2 released

[tao-announce] ACE/TAO/CIAO/DAnCE x.0.2 released

Post by Johnny Wil » Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:18:42


i all,

Once again, thanks to the efforts of many developers, testers, and
users, we are pleased to announce the micro release
of ACE 6.0.2, TAO 2.0.2, CIAO 1.0.2 and DAnCE 1.0.2, which is available
from the usual download location at:

http://download.dre.vanderbilt.edu/

under the heading "Latest Micro Release Kit."

The doxygen documentation for this release is also available. In
addition to the packages combined of sources and generate makefiles,
this release provides source-only packages for developers who use MPC to
generate their own makefiles.

We encourage you to download the new release, use it with your
applications, and let us know if you encounter any problems. Please use the:

$ACE_ROOT/PROBLEM-REPORT-FORM
$MPC_ROOT/PROBLEM-REPORT-FORM
$TAO_ROOT/PROBLEM-REPORT-FORM
$CIAO_ROOT/PROBLEM-REPORT-FORM
$DANCE_ROOT/PROBLEM-REPORT-FORM

so that we have the proper version/platform/compiler/options you're
using to report problems. We also request that you take a look at:

$TAO_ROOT/docs/releasenotes/

for the status of various ongoing projects at the DOC group of
Vanderbilt to move ACE+TAO+CIAO+DAnCE forward. Overviews of our recent
progress and upcoming plans are available at:

$ACE_ROOT/NEWS
$TAO_ROOT/NEWS
$CIAO_ROOT/NEWS
$DANCE_ROOT/NEWS

The overall success rates for the test results gathered from all our
daily builds is 96% for the ACE tests and 96% for the TAO and CIAO tests.

Please see:

http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/scoreboard/

for a summary of these tests. As always, we appreciate your help in
resolving any remaining problems. Please see:

ACE_ROOT/docs/ACE-bug-process.html

for an overview of our bug fixing policies. Moreover, please see:

http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/support.html

for information commercial support services available from various
companies.

The following is a list of key changes since the last major release.
Please refer to the corresponding ChangeLog files, NEWS files, or
Bugzilla entries for more details on the problem and the nature of fixes
applied.

==============
Changes to ACE
==============

. The ACE_wrappers/ace/OS.h file has been restored in order to ensure
build-time compatibility with older ACE versions. Its use will still
cause your build to incur more processing time than using the needed
ace/OS_NS_*.h files; however, you should be able to build OS.h
including code without needing to replace it with OS_NS_* includes.

. Improved and simplified QNX support

. Changed rand_r() and getpwnam_r() to conform Single UNIX
Specification.

. Fixed performance of send_v on windows when individual iovec elements
are particularly large.

==============
Changes to TAO
==============

. Remove support for already deprecated -ORBConnectionCachingStrategy

. Removed -ORBObjectKeyTableLock and -ORBPOALock, very risk options and
this way the regular invocation path can be optimized much more

. Improved support for mt_noupcall wait strategy. Upcall detection has
been improved and the transport is polled each 2ms to see if we can
do the upcall.

. Improved performance of the Parallel Connect Strategy in TAO.

. tao_catior does a better job with JacORB generated IORs.

. tao_cosnaming can now be multithreaded.

===============
Changes to CIAO
===============

. Generate servant code for facets and receptacles is now thread safe,
the code for consumers/publishers/emitters still have