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Ice 1.1.0 released

marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
ZeroC, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the Internet Communications Engine (Ice), version 1.1.0. This release includes many enhancements, broader platform support, and bug fixes.

There are several notable new features in Ice 1.1.0:
  • Support for Solaris, including Sun C++ compiler versions 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5, both 32 and 64 bit.
  • Support for Linux on AMD Opteron, both 32 and 64 bit.
  • New Windows installers for users of Visual Studio .NET. (See screenshot below.)
  • Several enhancements to the Ice protocol, including support for exception and class slicing.
  • Dynamic thread pools for more efficient resource utilization.
  • Active connection management, to automatically close idle connections and re-open them on demand.
  • Improved C++ signal handling facilities.
  • Simplified and enhanced C++ threading and locking primitives.
  • Many documentation enhancements, including a new Ice Protocol chapter.

For a detailed description of Ice, please have a look at http://www.zeroc.com/ice.html. For a comparison of Ice and CORBA, please see http://www.zeroc.com/iceVsCorba.html.

In addition to traditional proprietary licensing models for commercial customers, Ice is also freely available as Open Source under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the complete Ice source and documentation from http://www.zeroc.com/download.html.
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