Project Release Information
Various additions, including redundant IceGrid registries.
The most significant change since version 2.1.2 is the addition of IceGrid, a replacement for the IcePack activation service that revolutionizes the way you build and deploy your Ice applications. With support for replication, load balancing, and application distribution, IceGrid provides the tools you need to create scalable grid applications and manage them remotely.
Changes since version 2.0.0 include an
implementation of IceSSL for Java, support for
bi-directional connections without using a router,
a fast and lightweight new file patching service,
many performance improvements, easy RPM
installation for Linux, an improved Windows
installer, new binary distributions for Solaris,
AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS X, and numerous other
improvements and bugfixes.
Support for Python and Visual Basic mappings was
added. A new light-weight firewall is included.
Dynamic invocation and dispatch were implemented.
Numerous other improvements and bugfixes were
This release features a new native implementation in C#,
supported for both .NET and Mono.
Ice is a modern alternative to object middleware such as CORBA or COM/DCOM/COM+. It is easy to learn, yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical applications. It features an object-oriented specification language, easy to use C++ and Java mappings, a highly efficient protocol (including protocol compression), asynchronous method invocation and dispatch, dynamic transport plug-ins, TCP/IP and UDP/IP support, SSL-based security, a firewall solution, and much more.