Once again, thanks to the efforts of many developers, testers, and
users, we are pleased to announce the micro and bug fix only release
of ACE 6.1.3, TAO 2.1.3, CIAO 1.1.3, and DAnCE 1.1.3, which is available
from the usual download location at:
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:
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:
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:
The overall success rates for the test results gathered from all our
daily builds is 97% for the ACE tests and 96% for the TAO, CIAO, and
for a summary of these tests. As always, we appreciate your help in
resolving any remaining problems. Please see:
for an overview of our bug fixing policies. Moreover, please see:
for information commercial support services available from various
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
Changes to ACE
.. Added support for Oracle Solaris Studio 12 Update 3 (SunCC 5.12)
.. Added new XML_Utils library which comes from DAnCE but is now also
used by OpenDDS
Changes to TAO
.. Added OpenSSL configuration options SSLCipherList and
SSLServerCipherOrder to SSLIOP_Factory. Allows SSL/TLS BEAST
exploit to be mitigated.
Changes to CIAO
.. DDS4CCM with OpenDDS 3.2 or higher now can use the QoS XML files. The
DDS4CCM profile#library convention is handled as filename#profile.
.. Further extended and improved support for OpenDDS as DDS vendor.
Several unit tests have been updated to wait for DDS status callbacks
in order to start the test instead of starting on ccm_activate
.. Refactored domain participant re-use in DDS4CCM. Domain participant
re-use was initially implemented for RTI DDS but now it's available
for other DDS vendors as well.
.. Added support for so called service components which are available
through the component context using resolve_service_reference.
Service components are deployed as regular components, but are
installed by the installation handler (see the TTSCTest test) or they
install themselves into the service registry (see TTSConnContext).
These components can be seen as container plugins which are going to
be used for various extensions without causing the container to be
huge and unmaintainable
.. Removed preliminary support for the extension container
Changes to DAnCE
.. The XML parsing support libraries have been moved to ACE
Bugzilla Issues Fixed
0 MPC bugzilla issue fixed:
1 ACE bugzilla issues fixed:
4029 ACE_Cache_Map_Manager::find(const KEY&) compile error
2 TAO bugzilla issues fixed:
4006 Notification service memory growth
4022 SSLIOP enhancement needed to mitigate BEAST attack.
0 CIAO bugzilla issues fixed:
0 DAnCE bugzilla issues fixed: