[Spread-users] Spread release 3.16.0 -- New Open-Source license

George Schlossnagle george at omniti.com
Wed Jun 27 23:00:34 EDT 2001

MacOSX makefiles and arch.h seem to be broken.  There are extra 
linefeeds and improper spacing (instead of tabbing in the Makefile), and 
the arch.h file seems to require types not present on OSX (int32).

On Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 05:29 PM, Jonathan Stanton wrote:

> I'm very happy to announce the release of Spread 3.16.0. Spread is now
> licensed under an open-source license, similiar to BSD (but not the 
> same).
> This release also includes several new features and some important
> bugfixes and performance improvements.
> Jonathan
> Here is the official announcement:
> Spread 3.16.0 released as Open Source. http://www.spread.org
> Spread is a toolkit that provides a high performance messaging service
> that is resilient to faults across external or internal networks. Spread
> functions as a unified message bus for distributed applications, and
> provides highly tuned application-level multicast and group 
> communication
> support. Spread services range from reliable message passing to fully
> ordered messages with delivery guarantees, even in case of computer
> failures and network partitions.
> Spread is designed to encapsulate the challenging aspects of 
> asynchronous
> networks and enable the construction of scalable distributed 
> applications,
> allowing application builders to focus on the differentiating components
> of their application.
> A major new version, 3.16.0, of the Spread toolkit was released today.
> The main changes are:
> 1) New Open Source License. Based on BSD (but not identical).
> 2) A new authentication and access control framework to enable strong
>    client authentication and configurable access policy enforcement.
> 3) Fixed to be compatible with the current release of Secure Spread and 
> the
>    Flush library (http://www.cnds.jhu.edu).
> 4) Configurable support for multiple interfaces on one machine. Options
>    to control which interfaces Spread listens on are provided.
> 5) Considerable performance improvement for joins and leaves.
> 6) Updated libraries (perl, java, C)
> 7) Spread will generate a unique user name for you if you want.
> 8) Programs packaged with Spread now all have "sp" beginning their names
>    to avoid conflicts with other programs called "monitor".
> 9) Bugfixes.
> With the new open source license, the Apache Spread logging license and 
> the
> Apache-SSL license do not seem necessary, as commercial use under the 
> main
> open source license is now allowed. If you have any questions, or for 
> more
> details please see http://www.spread.org/license/
> Other commercial licenses or other licensing arrangements are available.
> Please contact yairamir at spreadconcepts.com. We are looking for partners
> interested in using group communications and/or replication to solve
> demanding, real-world problems.
> --
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Jonathan R. Stanton         jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
> Dept. of Computer Science
> Johns Hopkins University
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