[Spread-users] 3.17.3 release -- VC.NET build error/crash

Jonathan Stanton jonathan at cnds.jhu.edu
Mon Oct 25 11:46:40 EDT 2004


After the 3.17.3 release we discovered that the binaries built by the
new MSVC++.NET project files (the new win32_msvc_net directory) have a
fatal crash bug that will trigger as soon as two daemons merge (with
some clients connected). 

All of the other platforms (including a Windows build using the VC++ 
version 6 build files in the win32 directory) do not trigger this bug 
and should work fine if built from our makefiles or project.

To prevent people from experiencing this if you compile your own 
windows binaries, I removed the directory 
win32_msvc_net from the spread-src-3.17.3.tar.gz release available on 
our website. We will be releasing a fixed VC.NET build package shortly 
and it will be available as a separate download. 

We have also built new working windows binaries and updated the 
spread-bin-3.17.3.tar.gz download to include the rebuilt binaries. 

If you downloaded the binary release before today and are using it on 
windows, you will want to redownload it. To make sure you have the 
correct windows binaries they should have a datestamp of October 22, 
2004 on the executables. 


Jonathan R. Stanton         jonathan at cs.jhu.edu
Dept. of Computer Science   
Johns Hopkins University    

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