[Pkg-corba-devel] Fwd: [omniORB] New major omniORB / omniORBpy releases, version 4.2.0

Thomas Girard thomas.g.girard at free.fr
Sun Aug 17 14:15:00 UTC 2014


I have been triaging my mailbox today. That's 4 month late but it looks 
like when we will package this we will be able to get rid of the ABI 
change we did.

Any plan for this?



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [omniORB] New major omniORB / omniORBpy releases, version 4.2.0
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:15:53 +0100
From: Duncan Grisby <duncan at grisby.org>
To: omniorb-list at omniorb-support.com


It has been a long time coming, but I am please to announce the release
of a new major version of omniORB and omniORBpy, version 4.2.0.

These are stable releases. They are source code compatible with the
4.1.x series. C++ omniORB 4.2.0 is not binary-compatible with 4.1.x,
meaning that you must recompile your code against 4.2.0.

omniORB 4.2 has a number of new features compared to omniORB 4.1.x, both
large and small. Here are the highlights:

  - Full Asynchronous Method Invocation (AMI) support.

  - Support for ZIOP, which compresses large messages.

  - Call timeouts are indicated with the CORBA::TIMEOUT exception,
    rather than CORBA::TRANSIENT (unless suppressed with the
    throwTransientOnTimeout configuration parameter).

  - Servers can be limited to a range of ports to listen on.

  - Performance improvements to Any, sequence buffer management,
    unions, and other areas.

  - In Python, IDL attributes can now be accessed as properties of
    object references. i.e. IDL attribute 'example' can be accessed
    as obj.example as well as with obj._get_example() and

  - Ancient Python versions are no longer supported. omniidl and
    omniORBpy now only work with Python 2.5 or later.

  - omniidl works with Python 3.x as well as 2.x.

The releases can be downloaded in source and Windows binary forms from


If people need other Windows binary variants, let me know and I'll see
if I can arrange them.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to these releases in one way or



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