[Spread-users] Spread 4.3 Released

Jonathan Stanton jonathan at spreadconcepts.com
Thu Jun 13 15:28:34 EDT 2013

We are happy to announce the final 4.3.0 release. This has fixes for all 
reported bugs from the previous 4.3 test releases and should be a good 
stable version to build on. The new release is available on www.spread.org 
as a source tar.gz. More details on the release can be found on the 
website and in the source code release. 

The Spread 4.3 release is an important release focusing on improved 
out-of-the-box performance for the Spread toolkit. 

This release has a large number of small changes which include bugfixes,
very specific performance improvements, and general improvements to the code 
and build process.

The main new features of this release are:

1) Performance improvements to membership timing and system throughput. 
2) Provide runtime configurability for membership timers and flow control 
parameters via the spread.conf file. 
3) Redesign of C library locking to improve throughput and remove blocking. 
4) Smarter autodetection of both the best client-server connection method 
(local system unix sockets or tcp) and the local hostname when starting daemons.

This release does not include any API changes, so applications should
be able to be relinked or recompiled with the new Spread library without


Jonathan Stanton		jonathan at spreadconcepts.com
Spread Group Messaging	www.spread.org
Spread Concepts LLC 	www.spreadconcepts.com

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