Once again, thanks to the efforts of many developers, testers, and
users, we are pleased to announce the bug fix ony release of ACE 6.3.2,
TAO 2.3.2, CIAO 1.3.2, and DAnCE 1.3.2, which is available from the
usual download location at:
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:
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 std::chrono to ACE_Time_Value. It's now possible
to construct an ACE_Time_Value with a std::duration. Also streaming,
adding and substracting an ACE_Time_Value to and from a std::duration is
supported. Please see tests/Chrono_Test.cpp for more details.
.. Allow ACE_INET_Addr to hold all addresses associated with a hostname.
The set of addresses always has a "current" address which is accessed by
the usual "get"-type methods on the class. Two new methods are added to
deal with multiple addresses:
- bool next (void): makes the next available address the "current"
one. Returns false if there are no more addresses.
- void reset (void): resets the iteration mechanism to be able to
examine all of the addresses again.
ACE_Multihomed_INET_Addr has also been enhanced so that the
get_addresses() methods copy all available addresses related to each name.
.. The ACE_Addr::set_addr (void*, int) signature was changed to
ACE_Addr::set_addr (const void*, int). All classes that inherit from
ACE_Addr also have the same change. This affects ACE_ATM_Addr, ACE_Addr,
ACE_INET_Addr, ACE_MEM_Addr, ACE_Netlink_Addr, ACE_SPIPE_Addr,
ACE_UNIX_Addr. Any user-written classes derived from ACE_Addr will also
need to change to match the new signature for virtual method dispatch to
continue working properly in all cases.
.. Added the class ACE_CDR::Fixed (CDR_Base.h) for CDR's fixed-point
decimal data type which stores up to 31 decimal digits and a sign bit.
5 ACE bugzilla issues fixed:
4153 Need improved support for multihomed nodes
4201 ACE_OS::sema_init always fails on HP-UX
3424 GETPARAMS for ACE_TTY_IO::control not implemented
4169 msvc14 needs disabling of gmtime_s
4200 Dev_Poll_Reactor: Fix to resume and register event handlers after
returning -1 from handle_*