[ciao-users] ACE 6.4.2 and TAO 2.4.2 available for download

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Tue Jan 17 03:23:31 CST 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 6.4.2 and TAO 2.4.2 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

. Added support for Mac OS X on x86_64 to get the network adapter
  address in ACE_OS::getmacaddress().

. Added support for the December 2016 updates to VxWorks 7.

Changes to TAO

. Fixed some problems with versioned namespaces in the
  tao_idl generated code

. Removed the non-const Any extraction operators which
  are deprecated within the IDL to C++ specification
  for a long time. Reduces footprint and simplifies the
  code. Make sure you are using 'const Foo*' as extraction
  type for Foo instead of 'Foo*'.

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