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Ice 3.7 Beta Released

mes California
edited April 2017 in Announcements

We are pleased to announce the release of Ice 3.7 beta! Binary distributions are available from our website, the complete source code is on GitHub, and a refreshed Ice Manual describes all the new features

Our primary focus for this release was to take advantage of the latest features in C++, C#, Java, JavaScript and Python, to make Ice simpler to use and better integrated with these languages. Whenever possible, we based the new or updated APIs on native classes, such as std::shared_ptr and std::future in C++, Task in C# and CompletableFuture in Java.

The result is:

  • Brand new Slice to C++11 and Slice to Java mappings
  • Greatly improved Slice to C#, Slice to JavaScript and Slice to Python mappings

We also strive to offer a practical upgrade path for each new release, so we continue to provide the previous Slice to C++ and Slice to Java mappings, now known as the C++98 and Java Compat mappings.

Ice 3.7 beta includes many additional improvements, such as new transports for Bluetooth and iAP. Please refer to the Release Notes for details. 

We encourage you to try out this beta and let us know what you think. We anticipate the beta period will be short—only about one month—so don't delay if you want an opportunity to influence the 3.7.0 release.

Thank you for your continued support.

The ZeroC Team