TAO 1.2a release now available!

TAO 1.2a release now available!

Post by Heather Dru » Sun, 03 Mar 2002 08:59:04

OCI is pleased to announce the availability of TAO 1.2a!

OCI's TAO 1.2a release is based on the DOC (at Washington University
in St. Louis and the University of California, Irvine) group's TAO
1.2.1 beta kit. OCI has performed extensive testing of TAO across a
wide variety of platforms and added several customer-funded

TAO 1.2a includes many new features and improvements over the previous
commercially supported (TAO 1.1a) release and has been extensively
tested across a wide variety of platforms (over 30 hardware/compiler
combinations) to increase availability and stability. Some of the more
important and visible new features of TAO 1.2a include:

* Major-feature compliance with OMG's CORBA 2.5 specification
 - OMG Real-time (RT) CORBA specification
 - Portable Interceptors
 - Bi-directional GIOP/IIOP
 - Dynamic Anys
 - Locality-constrained interfaces ("local")
* Support for OMG CORBA Security Level 1 specification
* Improved IDL compiler
* Additional configuration options and support for additional
* Options for Footprint Reduction and improved modularization
* Improved ability to test real-time applications in non-realtime
* Improved Pluggable Protocol framework with additional pluggable
* Complete support for Interoperable Naming Service
* Improvements in the Notification Service
* Improved Multicast Service Discovery
* Implementation of OMG Interface Repository
* Improved Implementation Repository

TAO 1.2a is available for immediate download, in source-code form,
from http://www.theaceorb.com .  Binary distributions for many
supported platforms will be available for purchase in a few weeks.
OCI will also publish an expanded and improved, two-volume edition of
the TAO Developer's Guide for 1.2a early next quarter.

TAO is a truly open-source project with literally thousands of
contributors. In particular, OCI would like to acknowledge and thank
the Distributed Object Computing team (at Washington University in St.
Louis and the University of California, Irvine) for all their hard
work commitment to TAO 1.2a.

OCI offers a wide array of technical support options for TAO and the
Java-based ORB, JacORB.  Our service areas include systems
architecture, large-scale distributed application architecture and OO
design and development.  We specialize in architecting solutions with
middleware technologies such as CORBA, J2EE, XML and wireless. For
more information, please see http://www.ociweb.com or contact

The OCI TAO Team


1. TAO 1.2a CD's and Developer's Guide available

OCI has recently made available the CD set and Developer's Guide for
TAO 1.2a. This is OCI's third commercially supported release of the
open-source, high-performance, real-time CORBA C++ Object Request
Broker. TAO 1.2a is based on the TAO 1.2.1 beta kit distributed by the
Center for Distributed Object Computing at Washington University in
St. Louis and the Laboratory for Distributed Object Computing at the
University of California, Irvine. OCI has performed rigorous testing
of TAO 1.2a on over 30 platforms to ensure a robust, stable

The OCI Distribution of TAO 1.2a is available as two sets of CDs. The
3-CD set for the UNIX platforms includes pre-built distributions for
Red Hat Linux, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Compaq Tru64, SGI IRIX, and IBM
AIX.  The second set for the Windows platforms includes pre-built
distributions for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP for
both Visual C++ and Borland C++. Each CD set includes an automated
installation utility that allows the user to select the exact build
configuration to be installed. These distributions contain all
open-source licensing information, source code, examples, test cases,
benchmarks and sample implementations. For more information on what's
new in TAO 1.2a please refer to the recent OCI CORBA News Brief
(http://www.ociweb.com/cnb) by Steve Totten, TAO Product Engineering

The greatly expanded and enhanced TAO 1.2a Developer's Guide is
comprised of 1100 pages spanning two volumes. Newly added chapters
cover topics such as Security, Portable Interceptors, Local
Interfaces, and Using and Developing Pluggable Protocols to name a
few. The full Table of Contents and Index of the Developer's Guide can
be found at http://www.theaceorb.com/product.

Heather Drury
OCI Product Services Manager

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