[ace-users] ACE/TAO/CIAO/DAnCE x.3.2 available for download

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Thu May 7 06:30:52 CDT 2015

Hi all,

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:


under the heading "Latest Micro Release Kit".

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:


so that we have the proper version/platform/compiler/options you're
using to report problems. We also request that you take a look at:


for the status of various ongoing projects at the DOC group of
Vanderbilt to move ACE+TAO+CIAO+DAnCE forward.  Overviews of our recent
progress and upcoming plans are available at:


The overall success rates for the test results gathered from all our
daily builds is 98% for the ACE tests and 98% for the TAO, CIAO, and
DAnCE tests.

Please see:


for a summary of these tests.  As always, we appreciate your help in
resolving any remaining problems. Please see:


for an overview of our bug fixing policies.  Moreover, please see:


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.

Changes to TAO

. New SSLIOP Factory option -SSLPassword <password descriptor>
facilitates distributing password protected private keys.

. New SSLIOP Factory option -SSLVersionList <list> constrains the list
of cypher versions allowed.

. New SSLIOP Factory option -SSLCheckHost enables a second layer of
authentication by comparing the sending hostname to the name or names in
the supplied certificate

Changes to CIAO

. Improved interoperability between the RTI Connext DDS Shapes UI and
the DDS4CCM Shapes tutorial

Changes to DAnCE


Bugzilla Issues Fixed

0 MPC bugzilla issue fixed:

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_*

0 TAO bugzilla issues fixed:

0 CIAO bugzilla issues fixed:

0 DAnCE bugzilla issues fixed:

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