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Ice 1.4.0 released

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ZeroC, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the Internet Communications Engine (Ice), version 1.4.0.

Changes since version 1.3.0 include:
  • A redesigned facets API.
  • New chapters in the Ice manual on facets and the IcePatch service.
  • Numerous other improvements and bug fixes.
For a detailed description of Ice, please have a look at For a comparison of Ice and CORBA, please see

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