[ciao-users] ACE+TAO x.5.5 now available!

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Mon Apr 8 02:54:40 CDT 2019

Hi all,

Once again, thanks to the efforts of many developers, testers, and
users, we are pleased to announce the micro release
of ACE 6.5.5 and TAO 2.5.5 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

. Fixed several broken links due to the removal of
  Douglas Schmidt website at WashU

. ACE_Log_Msg (and therefore ACE_DEBUG and ACE_ERROR) now uses
  Android's logging system (aka Logcat) by default in addition to stderr
  because stdout and stderr are discarded under normal circumstances.
  To disable this at runtime, run:
    ACE_LOG_MSG->clr_flags (ACE_Log_Msg::SYSLOG)
  To disable this at compile time include these lines in config.h:

. On Android when statically linking to OpenSSL, prevent usage of the
preloaded and
  unpredictable system SSL library when using ace_openssl.

. minizip has been moved from ACE to DANCE

. Add initial support for Visual Studio 2019

. Validated ACE for usage SLES15.0 x86_64 using 32bit g++ compiler

. Add optional argument for the receive address in ACE_SOCK_Dgram::recv

Changes to TAO

. Fixed Memory Leaks in TAO_IDL caused by the addition of Annotations (#811)

. Changes in the Annotations API in TAO_IDL, see
  TAO/TAO_IDL/docs/annotations.md section titled "TAO 2.5.5" for details.

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