[ace-users] ACE 6.4.4 and TAO 2.4.4 available for download

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Mon Aug 14 02:52:16 CDT 2017

Hi all,

Once again, thanks to the efforts of many developers, testers, and
users, we are pleased to announce the micro release
of ACE 6.4.4 and TAO 2.4.4 which is available from the usual
download location at:


under the heading "Latest Micro Release".

Or from the github release page 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:


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 and TAO 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 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

. Enhanced support for Embarcadero C++ Builder 10.2 (Tokyo).
  Support for bcc32/bcc64/bcc32c has been enhanced and by
  default the clang based versions are used. When the old
  bcc32 has to be used set the CLASSIC environment variable
  to 1. At this moment runtime test results for bcc64/bcc32c
  show some structural problems

. Add support for Oracle Studio 12.5

. Removed usage of ACE_REGISTER and register keyword because
  they trigger deprecated warnings with newer gcc and clang

. Add support for gcc 7

. Enhanced Android support

. Fix ACE_INET_Addr::set(domain_name, AF_UNSPEC) to be set to IPv4
  address when IPv6 is enabled and the domain_name could be resolved to
  IPv4 address.

Changes to TAO

. Minor cleanup and fixes to the code generated by TAO_IDL

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