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USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.4.4 and ACE-6.4.5
====================================================

. Add support for OpenSSL 1.1. ACE users on Windows have
  to add openssl11=1 to their default.features file so
  that the correct OpenSSL library names are used.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.4.3 and ACE-6.4.4
====================================================

. Enhanced support for Embarcadero C++ Builder 10.2 (Tokyo).
  Support for bcc32/bcc64/bcc32c has been enhanced and by
  default the clang based versions are used. When the old
  bcc32 has to be used set the CLASSIC environment variable
  to 1. At this moment runtime test results for bcc64/bcc32c
  show some structural problems

. Add support for Oracle Studio 12.5

. Removed usage of ACE_REGISTER and register keyword because
  they trigger deprecated warnings with newer gcc and clang
  versions

. Add support for gcc 7

. Enhanced Android support

. Fix ACE_INET_Addr::set(domain_name, AF_UNSPEC) to be set to IPv4 address
  when IPv6 is enabled and the domain_name could be resolved to IPv4 address.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.4.2 and ACE-6.4.3
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. Enhancements for Visual Studio 2017

. Enhancements for Android

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.4.1 and ACE-6.4.2
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. Added support for Mac OS X on x86_64 to get the network adapter
  address in ACE_OS::getmacaddress().

. Added support for the December 2016 updates to VxWorks 7.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.4.0 and ACE-6.4.1
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. The ACE_DEBUG environment variable can again be used to set the
  internal debug flag.  This used to work but was mistakenly changed
  in an earlier release.

. Corrected usage of ACE_Singleton and template instantation to be
  valid C++ (GCC cross-compiler arm-linux-gnueabihf-g++ requires it).

. Added support for detecting the Mac OS X version when configured with
  ace/config-macosx.h and include/makeinclude/platform_macosx.GNU.
  Also on 10.11 El Capitan, use rpath to avoid a problem with SIP.

. Added support for Android NDK r12b (Platform API 24) and improved
  cross compilation support

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.3.4 and ACE-6.4.0
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. Added support for obtaining the micro version number

. Reduced include of ace/Auto_Ptr.h in header files

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.3.3 and ACE-6.3.4
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. ACE_SSL_Context::set_mode() can no longer be used to select a specific
  SSL/TLS protocol version, use ACE_SSL_Context::filter_versions() for that.
  This follows general advice by the OpenSSL project to go through
  SSL_CTX_set_options() to limit the list of protocols available. The purpose
  of ACE_SSL_Context::set_mode() is now limited to explicitly restricting
  behaviour to client or server (defaults to both).

. Improve Oracle Studio support

. CIAO and DAnCE are forked to their own github repositories
  and are not part anymore of the ACE+TAO release packages

. Fixed several Coverity reported issues

. Added ACE configuration for FACE safety profiles (see config-face-safety.h).
  FACE, or Future Airborne Capability Environment http://www.opengroup.org/face,
  specifies a restricted subset of OS functions and rules for controlling
  dynamic memory allocation.  When built in this configuration on a platform
  that supports it, ACE conforms to the FACE requirements.

. ACE uses new netdb.h functions (getaddrinfo/getnameinfo) if they are
  available, in place of deprecated functions (gethostbyname/addr).

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.3.2 and ACE-6.3.3
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. Visual Studio 2015 has adequate C++11 support, because of this
  ACE_HAS_CPP11 is now defined with this compiler. A large amount
  of warnings given by this new compiler have been fixed

. As part of the release script we generate vc12 and vc14
  solution files which are packaged as part of the release

. Added support for VxWorks 7 (kernel mode and RTP).
  See the comments in include/makeinclude/platform_vxworks7.0.GNU for details.

. Ended daily maintenance for OpenVMS

. Fixed a defect in ACE_INET_Addr when there is a non-empty interface
  address list and set_port_number() is called.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.3.1 and ACE-6.3.2
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. Added support for std::chrono to ACE_Time_Value. It's
  now possible to construct an ACE_Time_Value with a
  std::duration. Also streaming, adding and substracting
  an ACE_Time_Value to and from a std::duration is
  supported. Please see tests/Chrono_Test.cpp for more
  details.

. Allow ACE_INET_Addr to hold all addresses associated with a hostname. The
  set of addresses always has a "current" address which is accessed by the
  usual "get"-type methods on the class. Two new methods are added to deal
  with multiple addresses:
    - bool next (void): makes the next available address the "current" one.
      Returns false if there are no more addresses.
    - void reset (void): resets the iteration mechanism to be able to examine
      all of the addresses again.
  ACE_Multihomed_INET_Addr has also been enhanced so that the get_addresses()
  methods copy all available addresses related to each name.

. The ACE_Addr::set_addr (void*, int) signature was changed to
  ACE_Addr::set_addr (const void*, int). All classes that inherit from
  ACE_Addr also have the same change. This affects ACE_ATM_Addr, ACE_Addr,
  ACE_INET_Addr, ACE_MEM_Addr, ACE_Netlink_Addr, ACE_SPIPE_Addr, ACE_UNIX_Addr.
  Any user-written classes derived from ACE_Addr will also need to change to
  match the new signature for virtual method dispatch to continue working
  properly in all cases.

. Added the class ACE_CDR::Fixed (CDR_Base.h) for CDR's fixed-point decimal
  data type which stores up to 31 decimal digits and a sign bit.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.3.0 and ACE-6.3.1
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. ACE is now hosted on github (https://github.com/DOCGroup/ATCD).
  As part of the release process we now generate a ChangeLog
  for each release which is stored in the ChangeLogs directory

. ACE has been ported to OpenBSD 5.6. Old versions of
  OpenBSD are no longer supported.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.8 and ACE-6.3.0
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. ACE now supports Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 on Solaris.

. New config macros were added:
  ACE_DISABLE_MKTEMP:  Disables the availability of ACE_OS::mktemp().
  ACE_DISABLE_TEMPNAM: Disables the availability of ACE_OS::tempnam().
  These can be added to your $ACE_ROOT/ace/config.h to disable these
  wrappers which are considered to be a potential security risk. Disabling
  one or both will also disable the following:
    - ACE_FILE_Addr::set () with the 'any' address specified.
    - ACE_MMAP_Memory_Pool use of the 'unique' option.

. Reduced size of all doxygen documentation by changing the
  type of diagrams shown

. Removed Windows specific workarounds from ACE_OS::setsockopt, as a
  result SO_REUSEPORT is not defined anymore on Windows and SO_REUSEADDR
  is passed directly to the OS

. By adding a 'specific' section to a MPC (base) project it is now possible
  to have object file output directories per project for GNUACE projects.
  The following should be added to MPC projects (bugzilla #3868):
  specific(gnuace) {
    build_dir_per_project=1
  }

. ACE_Asynch_Write_File will now correctly accept non-socket (file, TTY ..)
  handles (bugzilla #3762 and #3992)

. Fixes for VxWorks 6.9

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.7 and ACE-6.2.8
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. Add new ACE::make_event_handler<T>() which is similar
  to std::make_shared but than for allocation of ACE
  event handlers. This template method is only enabled
  when ACE_HAS_CPP11 has been defined, which is set
  automatically when a C++ compiler with adequate
  C++11 support is used. Also ACE_Event_Handler_var is
  extended with some C++11 specific operations

. For all reactor types calling cancel_timer with a
  nullptr is now allowed, will result in a return of 0

. ACE_DLL and ACE_DLL_Manager have been extended with
  the support to retrieve any dynamic loader errors

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.6 and ACE-6.2.7
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. Added configuration files for Microsoft Visual Studio 2014

. Added configuration files for MacOSX Yosemite

. Added configuration files for IBM AIX XL C++ 12.1

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.5 and ACE-6.2.6
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. Resolved several data races reported by Intel Inspector XE

. Added optional socket connection optimization for Windows

. Improve functionality and stability of running tests on
  Android Virtual Device (AVD).

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.4 and ACE-6.2.5
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. Added the ability to build RPMs for just ACE, using an ACE-src tarball.
  To do this add "--without tao" to the rpmbuild command line.

. Added support for Embarcadero C++Builder XE5 using
  bcc32 in debug and release mode

. Added support for Embarcadero C++Builder XE6 using
  bcc32 in debug and release mode

. When Intel C++ 2013 SP1 Update 2 is used with C++11 enabled
  as compiler feature now also ACE_HAS_CPP11 will be defined,
  this compiler is now able to compile all our C++11 feature
  tests

. Fixed several boundary bugs in the ACE RLE Compressor

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.3 and ACE-6.2.4
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. Added support for FC20 and ended maintenance for FC19

. Extended C++11 feature test suite

. Improved support for MingW64

. Improvements to IPv6 support on Windows

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.2 and ACE-6.2.3
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. The ACE_OS::thr_join() method will detect if the thread to be waited on is
  the calling thread and avert that deadlock. The support needed for this
  method is available at Vista/Windows Server 2003 and higher; to enable
  the deadlock prevention, compile ACE with _WIN32_WINNT=0x0502 or higher.

. Ended maintenance and support for FC12 CEEL

. Further improvements of the Android port: Added new define
  ACE_HAS_EXPLICIT_TEMPLATE_CLASS_INSTANTIATION and related macros
  ACE_SINGLETON_TEMPLATE_INSTANTIATION and ACE_SINGLETON_TEMPLATE_INSTANTIATE
  providing a cleaner way to support explicit template (static member or class)
  instantiation.

' Improvements of the test framework for running tests in a mixed environment
  where different targets run on different physiscal devices (possibly having
  different OS).

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.1 and ACE-6.2.2
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. The max_len argument to ACE_Process::command_line_buf changed from int*
  to size_t*. This corrects a mismatch between the argument type and the
  data member in ACE_Process from which the value comes.

. Removed some include files from ACE.h. These were not required for ACE.
  The removed includes are OS_NS_math, Flag_Manip, Handle_Ops, Lib_Find,
  Init_ACE, Sock_Connect.h. You may have to explicitly add one of these
  in your own code to restore compiling.

. Further improvements of the Android port, still work in progress.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.2.0 and ACE-6.2.1
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. Added support for Fedora 19, ended daily maintenance
  for Fedora 17 and 18

. Added support for Embarcadero C++BuilderXE4 using
  bcc32 in debug and release mode

. Improved support for Android

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.9 and ACE-6.2.0
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. None

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.8 and ACE-6.1.9
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. Added MinGW64 as supported platform

. Added support for GCC 4.8.0

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.7 and ACE-6.1.8
====================================================

. Small bug fixes

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.6 and ACE-6.1.7
====================================================

. Integrated several patches to simplify Debian/Ubuntu
  packaging

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.5 and ACE-6.1.6
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. Added new event and sema initialization methods to OS_NS_Thread
  to allow passing pre-initialized condition attributes providing
  basic support for using time policies in ACE Event classes.

. Added TIME_POLICY support to ACE_Event classes to allow for
  monotonic timer support for ACE Events.

. Added new regression test:
  Monotonic_Manual_Event_Test

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.4 and ACE-6.1.5
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. When a ACE_Event_Handler registered for signals is unregistered,
  whether by unregistering, returning -1 from handle_signal(), or by
  the reactor closing, the ACE_Event_Handler::handle_close() hook will
  be called. The close_mask passed will be ACE_Event_Handler::SIGNAL_MASK.
  In previous versions, handle_close() would only be called when the
  handle_signal() callback returned -1. This resolves Bugzilla #2368.

. Some initial ACE unit tests to validate the C++11 support of various
  compilers

. Added support for OpenSuSE 12.2

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.3 and ACE-6.1.4
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. Added a new ACE_Time_Value derived template class (Time_Value_T.h):

  template <class TIME_POLICY> class ACE_Time_Value_T

  This template class overloads 4 new virtual methods from
  the ACE_Time_Value base class to provide time policy aware
  time values:
  to_relative_time ()
  to_absolute_time ()
  now ()
  duplicate ()

. Updated time policy classes to return ACE_Time_Value_T<> instantiations
  for the corresponding time policy instead of 'common' time values.

. Added new ACE_Monotonic_Time_Policy (Monotonic_Time_Policy.h).
  This class provides a monotonic time source for supported
  platforms (Windows and POSIX platforms providing the required
  clock_gettime() time source; currently verified for Windows and
  Linux)

. Updated OS_NS_Thread to use the new time policy support in ACE_Time_Value
  for (relative) time calculations and added new ACE_OS::condattr_setclock ()
  method.

. Added TIME_POLICY support to ACE_Condition_Attributes to allow for
  monotonic timer support for ACE_Condition.

. Added TIME_POLICY support to ACE_Message_Queue-s, ACE_Task-s and
  related classes to enable support for monotonic timers in the timed
  wait methods (ACE_Condition based). See docs/ACE-monotonic-timer.html
  for how to use this.

. Added two new regression tests:
  Monotonic_Task_Test
  Monotonic_Message_Queue_Test
  and updated the Bug_4055_Regression_Test to a fixed state.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.2 and ACE-6.1.3
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. Added support for Oracle Solaris Studio 12 Update 3 (SunCC 5.12)

. Added new XML_Utils library which comes from DAnCE but is now also used
  by OpenDDS

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.1 and ACE-6.1.2
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. Added compile time support for Windows CE 7, no runtime testing has
  been performed

. The High Res Timer global scale factor on Windows is now 64bit, see bugzilla
  3703 for the background of this. If you use the gsf in your code, use the
  new ACE_High_Res_Timer::global_scale_factor_type type trait to not get
  any conversion warnings

. Removed Tandem NSK v2/v3 support which resulted in cleanup throughout all
  code. The emulations for ACE_INT64/ACE_UINT64 have been removed because no
  platform is using them anymore

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.1.0 and ACE-6.1.1
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. Minor bug fixes

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.8 and ACE-6.1.0
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. Added compilation support for VxWorks 6.9, no runtime
  testing has been performed

. Added ACE Run-length encoding compressor

. Fixed several Coverity reported issues

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.7 and ACE-6.0.8
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. Added support for MPC's new feature that creates dependency files for IDL
  files when generating '-type gnuace' projects. Turned off by default, it
  can be enabled in a features file or on the command line with
  '-features ace_idl_dependencies=1'.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.6 and ACE-6.0.7
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. Added a new method to ACE_Atomic_Op<LOCK, TYPE>, TYPE exchange (TYPE newval)
  which does an atomic exchange of the new value with ACE_Atomic_Op's value
  and returns the old value. The tests/Atomic_Op_Test.cpp test program has a
  test case that exemplifies its usage; see the Exchange_Tester class.

. Added a new feature to timer queue templates classes: TIME_POLICY.
  This feature is specified through a new template argument and provides the
  timer queue with a policy for a timer (time of day) value. This feature is
  intended to replace (in time) the gettimeofday setter method which has been
  marked @deprecated. For now backwards compatibility is guaranteed.
  The TIME_POLICY feature provides flexibility with regards to providing a timer
  source to the timer queues as well as the possibility for a fully optimized
  calling path.
  A number of standard time policies are provided in ace/Time_Policy.h.
  The tests/Timer_Queue_Test.cpp has been updated to reflect and exemplify these
  changes.

. Added the TIME_POLICY feature also to countdown time class which has now
  become a template (ace/Countdown_Time_T.h)

. Initial support for Microsoft Visual Studio 11

. Increased overall code quality by using Coverity and Klocwork

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.5 and ACE-6.0.6
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. Removed autoconf support, only traditional way of
  compilation is shipped from now

. Add support for RHEL 6.1 64bit

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.4 and ACE-6.0.5
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. Improved support for Android and added the ability to run all ACE/TAO tests
  automatically using the Android emulator

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.3 and ACE-6.0.4
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. Removed support for C++ Builder

. Added support for building with the Android NDK, at least r5c. This
  is currently available for linux host platforms.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.2 and ACE-6.0.3
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. Added support for GCC 4.6

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.1 and ACE-6.0.2
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. The ACE_wrappers/ace/OS.h file has been restored in order to ensure
  build-time compatibility with older ACE versions. Its use will still
  cause your build to incur more processing time than using the needed
  ace/OS_NS_*.h files; however, you should be able to build OS.h-including
  code without needing to replace it with OS_NS_* includes.

. Improved and simplified QNX support

. Changed rand_r() and getpwnam_r() to conform Single UNIX Specification.

. Fixed performance of send_v on windows when individual iovec elements
  are particularly large.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-6.0.0 and ACE-6.0.1
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. Added support for MinGW with GCC 4.5

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.8.3 and ACE-6.0.0
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. Changed the string format produced by ACE::timestamp() from the ctime
  format "Day Mon dd hh:mm:ss yyyy" to ISO-8601 yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.mmmmmm.
  This makes the time easier to collate and removes any dependence on locale.
  The change affects the output from ACE_Log_Msg's %D format and both VERBOSE
  and VERBOSE_LIGHT timestamps in addition to application-made direct calls
  to ACE::timestamp().

. Removed GCC < 3 support

. A new build system hook was added for users to include site-private rules
  in a build. If a file named "rules.private.GNU" in located in any build
  directory it will get included from
  $ACE_ROOT/include/makeinclude/rules.local.GNU. The "private_rules_file"
  make variable can be set to override the name and/or location of the file.
  If no such rules file exists, its absence is silently ignored. This
  facility can be used, for example, to integrate a specialized code checker
  into the build process.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.8.2 and ACE-5.8.3
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. Two new methods were added to ACE_Pipe: close_read() and close_write().
  These methods can be used to close individual pipe handles.

. The ACE::handle_ready() family of methods was changed to prefer using
  poll() over select() on platforms where poll() is available. This
  preference was previously only used if ACE_HAS_LIMITED_SELECT was set.
  The ACE_HAS_LIMITED_SELECT choice is removed, making ACE_HAS_POLL the
  setting that switches this preference. The driving reason for this
  is that if select() is called to detect changes on a handle whose
  values falls outside that which can safely be stored in an fdset,
  the handle-setting macros/functions will set/clear bits outside
  of the fdset. This results in very weird memory changes, often in
  the stack, which are very hard to diagnose. poll()'s operation
  does not suffer from this affect. With the growing use of large
  numbers of handles and use of ACE_Dev_Poll_Reactor on Linux,
  the rate at which this problem was cropping up was increasing.

. Added a simple helper ACE::is_equal() which compares equality of two
  objects without using operator==. This is useful for comparing floating
  point values.

. Removed all deprecated methods, arguments, files, classes, macros and
  anything else we kept for years.

. Removed Irix/Tru64/SCO/Uniware/Cray support

. ACE_Pair has been removed. Users should now use std::pair.

. This is the last micro release that will work with GCC < 3, after x.8.3
  support for GCC < 3 will be removed

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.8.1 and ACE-5.8.2
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. Added support for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IDE (vc10)

. Removed complete support for emulated C++ exceptions

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.8.0 and ACE-5.8.1
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. Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using nmake

. Reduced the amount of doxygen pages generated, the original settings caused
  a doxygen generated html package of 1.4GB which was way too large

. Extended ACE INet addon library with:
  * HTTP Basic Authentication
  * SSL/HTTPS support.
  * Proxy CONNECT tunneling.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.9 and ACE-5.8.0
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. There are two new ACE_Time_Value methods for getting and setting millisecond
  values to/from ACE_UINT64 values:

      ACE_UINT64 ACE_Time_Value::get_msec () const
      void ACE_Time_Value::set_msec (const ACE_UINT64 &ms)

  The former is a replacement for the existing msec(ACE_UINT64&) methods that
  are "getter" methods whose signatures look confusingly like "setters". See
  Bugzilla #3336 for the history behind this change.

  The latter is for consistency and clarity.

. Added ACE INet addon library for Inet protocol clients (and possibly
  servers at some point) like http://, ftp:// etc.
  The library implements standard C++ iostream wrapper classes for
  ACE Svc_Handler and Reactor based input/output handling, URL classes
  and protocol handler classes.
  NOTE: This is work in progress! There is no guarentee that the API
  won't change in the next few releases.
  Protocol handling is currently restricted to client side download
  requests for HTTP and FTP.
  Handling for upload requests should be added in the near future as well
  as HTTP Basic Authentication.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.8 and ACE-5.7.9
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. ACE's default makefiles (traditional ACE/GNU, not autoconf/automake)
  now support installation with "make install".
  Please see the ACE-INSTALL.html file for instructions.

. Support for the ARCH make variable has been enhanced to apply to executables
  (in addition to libraries and object files), and the ARCH feature has been
  integrated into the MPC-generated makefiles (to work with MPC's requires
  and avoids features).

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.7 and ACE-5.7.8
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. ACE now uses GCC builtin Atomic instructions for short,
  unsigned short, long, unsigned long, int, unsigned int,
  and bool. This makes our Atomic_Op around 7 times faster

. ACE Service Configuration Framework now process first service
  configuration files and then command-line directives. Thus if
  application uses both service configuration files and command-line
  directives then the command-line directives may override results of
  directives in the configuration files. At the same time if the
  application uses only the default svc.conf file and command-line
  directives then the directives from svc.conf can not override
  results of the user provided command-line directives.

. ACE_Dev_Poll_Reactor now dispatches notifications in only one thread at
  a time. This brings notification handling more in line with behavior in
  other Reactor implementations.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.6 and ACE-5.7.7
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. Integrated fix for bug 3104 and regression test for
  interval timers.

. Added support for GCC builtin Atomic instructions which
  are enabled with GCC >= 4.1 for PPC32/PPC64/IA64

. Improved autoconf support for debian

. Added support for -mcpu and -mtune. Add TCPU=.. to your
  environment/platform_macros.GNU to specify you cpu and
  than add cpumodelflag=1 and/or tunemodelflag=1. Using
  this with IBM Cell increased the performance significantly

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.5 and ACE-5.7.6
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. Added support for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. The following
  environment variables are needed:

  IPHONE_TARGET, should be set to either SIMULATOR or
  HARDWARE. Set to HARDWARE if you want to deploy
  on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad device.

  IPHONE_VERSION, should be set to 3.1.2 or 3.2. One can
  set the version to any future or past versions, but
  only 3.1.2 and 3.2 have been tried.

  Note that one has to compile ACE/TAO statically as
  it is believed that the iPhone OS does not support
  dynamic loading of external libraries. The usual
  procedure of cross compiling ACE/TAO applies
  (such as setting HOST_ROOT environment variable).

. Added support for Embarcadero C++ Builder 2010

. Added option to print a given ACE_Time_Value in the log
  message instead of system supplied timestamp as in %T
  and %D.
  The option is implemented as a variant of the %D/%T
  options by using the '#' flag character like '%#D' or
  '%#T'. When using this flag an ACE_Time_Value pointer is
  expected in the argument list supplied with the log message.
  This fixed Bugzilla #3221.

. Fixed problems with ACE_INET_Addr::is_multicast() on
  little endian platforms. This fixed bugzilla #3729.

. Added compilation support for VxWorks 6.8, no runtime
  testing has been performed

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.4 and ACE-5.7.5
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. Added MacOSX Snow Leopard support

. Added strsignal() wrapper

. Improved LynxOS support

. Updated Interix port

. Fixed MinGW compilation problems

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.3 and ACE-5.7.4
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. ACE_CDR::consolidate now returns an int, 0 is ok, -1 is failure

. Fixed a bug in the realclean feature of the GNU makefiles

. Improved Sun Studio for Linux support

. Improved OpenBSD support

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.2 and ACE-5.7.3
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. C++ Builder 2009 Update 3 is the only C++Builder that is supported, older
  and newer compilers are not supported anymore

. Made final changes for the CEGCC port

. Added a set of tests to validate C++ compiler and the stl implementation
  they ship.

. HP-UX PARISC aCC < 3.80 are deprecated and can't be used anymore. Upgrade
  to aCC 3.80 or newer

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.1 and ACE-5.7.2
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. Borland C++ makefiles aren't shipped anymore as part of the release
  but have to be generated by the user

. Refactored gperf to have its own shared library so that we can reuse
  that in TAO

. Added support for SuSE Enterprise 10

. ACE_Configuration_Heap::open() now returns -1 with errno EBUSY if it is
  called multiple times. Previous versions would allow multiple calls to
  open() but leak resources.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.7.0 and ACE-5.7.1
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. Added support for Sun Studio 12 Update Pack 1

. Fixed compile problems when using Windows CE x86 release mode

. Fixed compile problems for FreeBSD

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.9 and ACE-5.7.0
====================================================

. Added support for the VxWorks vxAtomicLib which is available with VxWorks 6.6
  and newer. If you don't want to use this library undef ACE_HAS_VXATOMICLIB
  in your config.h file

. Added support for C++ Builder 2009 Update 3

. Added support for ACE/TAO using the CEGCC project

. Added support for upcoming Fedora 11 and OpenSuSE Factory

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.8 and ACE-5.6.9
====================================================

. Removed Borland/CodeGear C++ Builder 2007 support.  If you'd like to
  fund this support please let us know.

. Removed VxWorks 5.5.x, 6.2, and 6.3 support.  If you'd like to fund
  this support please let us know.

. Improved Unicode support.

. Added support for the native Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
  condition variables. These has to be enabled at compile time, and when
  enabled the application can only run on Vista or Server 2008.  Add
  ACE_HAS_WTHREADS_CONDITION_VARIABLE to your config.h file to enable
  these

. Fixed a bug when trying to read a file of 1 byte when unicode is
  enabled

. Improved the Windows CE port

. Fixed several Klocwork reported issues

. Added support for MinGW 3.15

. Added support for Incredibuild, which is an MSVC++ feature that
  optimizes compiles via distributing builds.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.7 and ACE-5.6.8
====================================================

. Added a new function ACE::isdotdir() which determines if a specified
  pathname is "dot dir" (ie. "." or ".."). ACE::isdotdir() is significantly
  faster than pair of strcmp() calls.

. Last micro release that is maintained for Borland/CodeGear C++
  Builder 2007 and Intel C++ on Windows.

. Fixed crash when ACE thread tries to inherit the logging attributes
  from non ACE threads.

. Fixed many small compile and test errors that occur on some platforms.

. Fixed log output formatting on some platforms.

. Bugs fixed:  2748, 3164, 3480, 3494, 3502, 3541, 3542, 3544, 3557.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.6 and ACE-5.6.7
====================================================

. Changed the automake build's feature test for a "usable" config
  to warn on failure instead of exiting with an error.  This should
  make it easier to diagnose configure failures, as the script will
  now generate a config.h file even when the test fails.

. Removed borland MPC template, use the bmake template from now

. Added Windows Mobile 6 support and improved the WinCE port

. Removed BCB6 and BCB2006 support

. Added BCB2009 MPC template

. Updated stat struct on Windows CE to match the stat struct on other
  platforms so that application code can be written portable

. Added new ACE_OS wrappers: raise, atof, atol, isblank, isascii,
  isctype, and iswctype

. Added ACE_OS wrapper for narrow-char version of strtoll.

. ACE_OS wrappers for wide-char versions of strtol, strtoul,
  strtoll, and strtoll.

. Added Visual Studio 2010 (vc10) support

. Added a new feature for the "Traditional Make" build facility to allow
  building for multiple architectures out of a single source directory.
  To use this facility, set the ARCH make variable. The ARCH value will be
  used to add a subdirectory layer below the source directory where the
  traditional .shobj, .obj, etc. directories will be placed.

. Added support for HP-UX 11iv3 on Integrity using aC++

. ACE (and TAO) can now be built using GNU make and the Microsoft Visual C++
  compiler and linker.  See include/makeinclude/platform_win32_msvc.GNU for
  more details.

. Added support for FC10

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.5 and ACE-5.6.6
====================================================

. Added an option to the ACE_Process_Options class to use a wchar_t
  environment buffer on Windows.

. A new configure option, --enable-rcsid, was added to the autoconf build.
  This is used to embed RCS IDs in object files.

. A new method was added: void ACE_Time_Value::msec (ACE_UINT64&)
  This method, like the existing msec(ACE_UINT64&)const method, obtains the
  time value in milliseconds and stores it in the passed ACE_UINT64 object.
  This method was added so that msec(ACE_UINT64&) can be called on both
  const and non-const ACE_Time_Value objects without triggering compile errors.
  Fixes Bugzilla #3336.

. Added ACE_Stack_Trace class to allow users to obtain a stack trace
  within their application on supported platforms. A new conversion
  character, the question mark, was added to ACE_Log_Msg for stack
  trace logging.

. Added iterator support to ACE_Message_Queue_Ex class. The resulted in
  the addition of ACE_Message_Queue_Ex_Iterator class and
  ACE_Message_Queue_Ex_Reverse_Iterator class.

. Renamed gperf to ace_gperf to prevent clashes with the regular gperf
  tool that is available in linux distributions

. Added support for FC9

. Added support for OpenSuSE 11.0

. Improved support for GCC 4.2 and 4.3

. Added support for CodeGear C++ Builder 2009

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.4 and ACE-5.6.5
====================================================

. Added new Monitoring lib that can be used to store and retrieve
  counters. This is disabled by default because it is not 100%
  finished yet, with the next release it will be enabled by default

. Fixed bug in ACE_Service_Config when it was used from a thread
  not spawned by ACE

. Add VxWorks 6.x kernel mode with shared library support to ACE

. Extended the implementation of Unbounded_Set, which has been
  renamed Unbounded_Set_Ex, to accept a second parameter which is
  a comparator that implements operator() which returns true if
  the items are equivalent.  Unbounded_Set has been reimplemented
  in terms of Unbounded_Set_Ex using a comparator that uses operator==,
  which captures the previous behavior.

. Added support for Intel C++ on MacOSX

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.3 and ACE-5.6.4
====================================================

. Reworked the relationship between ACE_Service_Config and
  ACE_Service_Gestalt

. Improved autoconf support

. Improved AIX with gcc support

. Improved OpenVMS support

. Improved VxWorks support

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.2 and ACE-5.6.3
====================================================

. Deprecated Visual Age 5 and older

. Closed a rare race condition hole whereby ACE_Atomic_Op<> function
  pointers would not be fully initialized prior to use.  See bugzilla
  3185 for details.

. Tweaks to support MacOS X Leopard (10.5 and 10.5.1) on Intel

. Fixed compile problems with MinGW with GCC 4.2. Do note that we do see
  much more test failures then when using GCC 3.4.

. Changed to use synchronous exception handling with msvc 8/9 which is the
  default. Asynchrous exception handling does catch access violations but
  it leads to lower performance and other problems. See also bugzilla 3169

. Make ace_main extern C with VxWorks so that it doesn't get mangled

. Fixed compile errors and warnings for VxWorks 6.6

. Added an MPC generator for the WindRiver Workbench 2.6 which is shipped
  with VxWorks 6.4

. Added support for CodeGear C++ Builder 2007 with December 2007 update
  installed

. Added support for VxWorks 5.5.1

. Implemented the const reverse iterator for ACE_Hash_Map_Manager_Ex

. Increased support for using ACE_Hash_Map_Manager_Ex with STL <algorithm>
  functions based on latest standard C++ draft

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6.1 and ACE-5.6.2
====================================================

. ACE-ified the UUID class, which will change user applications slightly.

. Added support for Sun Studio 12

. Added support for Intel C++ 10.1

. Fixed runtime problems with VxWorks 6.x in kernel mode, several improvements
  have been made to ACE, but also some problems in the VxWorks kernel have
  been found for which WindRiver has made patches.

. Added support for VxWorks 6.5 kernel mode

. Added support for MacOS 10.5

. Support for MacOS 10.4 is now deprecated.

. Added support for OpenSuSE 10.3

. Added support for RedHat 5.1

. Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

. Added support for Fedora Core 8

. Added support for Ubuntu 7.10

. With Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 we can't use visibility, that results in
  unresolved externals when building some tests. With lsb_release we
  now detect Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 automatically and then we disable
  visibility

. Removed deprecated (un)subscribe methods from ACE_SOCK_Dgram_Mcast

. Added an additional replace() method to ACE_OuptutCDR for replacing a
  ACE_CDR::Short value. Also added write_long_placeholder() and
  write_short_placeholder() to properly align the stream's write pointer,
  write a placeholder value and return the placeholder's pointer. The pointer
  can later be used in a call to replace() to replace the placeholder with a
  different value.

. Initial support for VxWorks 6.6

. Removed support for pthread draft 4, 6, & 7. This makes the ACE threading
  code much cleaner

. Improved autoconf support

. Fixed TSS emulation problems

. Changed ACE_thread_t and ACE_hthread_t to int for VxWorks kernel mode. All
  thread creation methods do have an additional const char* argument to
  specify the task name, this now also works with pthread support enabled

. Use bool in much more interfaces where this is possible

. Added support for Debian Etch

. Fixed ACE CDR LongDouble support on VxWorks 6.x

. Added Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 project files to the release packages

. Fixed a few bugs in the ACE_Vector template

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.6 and ACE-5.6.1
====================================================

. Added support for CodeGear RAD Studio 2007

. Added support for CodeGear C++ Builder 2007 Update 3

. Modified the definiton of ACE_DEFAULT_THREAD_KEYS on Windows so it
  is based on the version of the OS as defined by Microsoft in this web
  page: http://tinyurl.com/2jqcmd
  This fixes bugzilla #2753

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.10 and ACE-5.6
====================================================

. OpenVMS 8.3 on IA64 port

. Added autoconf support for Intel C++ 10.0

. Improved autoconf support on Linux, Solaris, NetBSD and HPUX

. CodeGear C++ Builder 2007 Update 2 support

. The netsvcs's client logging daemon has a new configuration option,
  -llocal-ip[:local-port], which can be used to specify the local IP
  address and port number for the client logging daemon's connection to
  the server logging daemon. If the -l option is specified with an IP
  address but not a port number, an unused port number is selected.

. A new ACE+TAO port to LabVIEW RT 8.2 with Pharlap ETS. The host build
  environment is Windows with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (VC7.1).
  Please see the ACE-INSTALL.html file for build instructions.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.9 and ACE-5.5.10
====================================================

. The ACE_utsname struct, used in the ACE_OS::uname() function when the
  platform doesn't provide the standard utsname struct, was changed. It
  defines a number of text fields and their types were changed from
  ACE_TCHAR[] to char[] in order to be consistent with all other platforms.
  This removes the need to write different code for platforms where
  ACE_LACKS_UTSNAME_T is set and that have wide characters (most probably
  Windows). Fixes Bugzilla #2665.

. The ACE::daemonize() "close_all_handles" parameter was changed from
  an "int" to a "bool" to better reflect how it is used.

. VxWorks 6.5 support. Compilation of the core libraries has been validated
  but no runtime testing has been performed.

. CodeGear C++ Builder 2007 support.

. The FaCE utility was moved from the ACE_wrappers/apps directory to
  ACE_wrappers/contrib. It is used for testing ACE+TAO apps on WinCE.
  See the ACE_wrappers/contrib/FaCE/README file for more information.

. ACE_INET_Addr::set (u_short port, char *host_name, ...) now favors IPv6
  addresses when compiled with ACE_HAS_IPV6 defined and the supplied address
  family is AF_UNSPEC. This means that if host_name has an IPv6 address in
  DNS or /etc/hosts, that will be used over an IPv4 address. If no IPv6
  address exists for host_name, then its IPv4 address will be used.

. Intel C++ 10.0 support

. Support for the version of vc8 for 64-bit (AMD64) shipped with the Microsoft
  Platform SDK.

. Fixed ACE_Vector::swap() (bugzilla #2951).

. Make use of the Atomic_Op optimizations on Intel EM64T processors. The
  Atomic_Op is now several times faster on EM64T then with previous versions
  of ACE

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.8 and ACE-5.5.9
====================================================

. Use Intel C++ specific optimizations for Linux on IA64

. Improved support for ACE_OS::fgetc. Added support for ACE_OS::fputc,
  ACE_OS::getc, ACE_OS::putc and ACE_OS::ungetc.

. Added support for ACE_OS::log2(double) and improved support for
  ACE::log2(u_long).

. Shared library builds on AIX now produce a libxxx.so file instead of the
  previous practice of producing libxxx.a(shr.o).

. GCC 4.1.2 that comes with Fedora 7 seems to have a fix for the visibility
  attribute we use for the singletons. F7 users will therefore need to
  define the following in your config.h file.
  ACE_GCC_HAS_TEMPLATE_INSTANTIATION_VISIBILITY_ATTRS 1

. Fixed (rare) problem in TP_Reactor where incorrect event handler was
  resumed.

. Reduced footprint on some platforms, particularly those that use
  g++ >= 3.3.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.7 and ACE-5.5.8
====================================================

. Extended ACE_Event constructor with optional LPSECURITY_ATTRIBUTES
  argument

. Added support for QT4

. Added support to integrate with the FOX Toolkit (www.fox-toolkit.org)

. Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas", which is
  the msvc9 beta

. Added ability to provide an optional priority when calling
  ACE_Message_Queue_Ex::enqueue_prio(). There was previously no way
  to specify a priority for queueing.

. Removed support for Visual Age on Windows.

. ACE will compile once again with ACE_LACKS_CDR_ALIGNMENT #defined.

. ACE_Process_Manager::terminate() no longer removes the process from the
  process descriptor table; the pid remains available in order to call
  ACE_Process_Manager::wait().

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.6 and ACE-5.5.7
====================================================

. ACE 5.5 contained a set of pragmas which prevented Visual Studio 2005 (VC8)
  from issuing warnings where C run-time functions are used but a more
  secure alternative is available. For more information on the C run-time
  issues and Microsoft's response, please see the following MSDN page:
  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8ef0s5kh(VS.80).aspx.
  In this beta, the pragmas which prevented the warnings have been removed.
  The ACE library has been reviewed and most of the use of "unsafe" functions
  has been fixed where possible. Since not all of the warnings emanating from
  ACE are situations that can or should be fixed, the ACE VC8 projects will
  prevent the warnings while building the ACE kit and its contained examples,
  tests, etc. The warnings are disabled by adding Microsoft-specified macros
  to the compile line via MPC. If desired, the warnings can be re-enabled by
  regenerating the project files with different MPC features. Note, however,
  that while ACE without warnings caused by the new C run-time functions, your
  application builds may trigger these warnings either by use of the "unsafe"
  C run-time functions or via use of an inlined ACE_OS method which uses it.
  If the warning is caused by an ACE_OS method, there is a more safe alternate
  available, probably located by appending _r to the method name (e.g.,
  instead of using ACE_OS::ctime(), use ACE_OS::ctime_r()).
  There are other cases where the compiler may have issued warnings and ACE
  prevented this via a #pragma. These #pragmas have been removed as well.
  This may cause your application builds to trigger more warnings from VC8
  than past ACE versions. You should review your code and either correct
  the code or disable the warnings locally, as appropriate.

. The "release" argument to a number of ACE_String_Base<> methods was changed
  from int to bool to more accurately reflect its purpose. The following
  methods were changed:

            ACE_String_Base (const CHAR *s,
                             ACE_Allocator *the_allocator = 0,
                             int release = 1);
          to
            ACE_String_Base (const CHAR *s,
                             ACE_Allocator *the_allocator = 0,
                             bool release = true);

            ACE_String_Base (const CHAR *s,
                             size_type len,
                             ACE_Allocator *the_allocator = 0,
                             int release = 1);
          to
            ACE_String_Base (const CHAR *s,
                             size_type len,
                             ACE_Allocator *the_allocator = 0,
                             bool release = true);

            void set (const CHAR * s, int release = 1);
          to
            void set (const CHAR * s, bool release = true);

            void set (const CHAR * s, size_type len, int release);
          to
            void set (const CHAR * s, size_type len, bool release);

            void clear (int release = 0);
          to
            void clear (bool release = false);

  Since ACE_String_Base forms the basis of the ACE_CString and ACE_TString
  classes, this may ripple out to user application code. If you encounter
  errors in this area while building your applications, replace the
  int argument you are passing to the method now with either true or false.

. Solutions for the eVC3/4 platform have been removed from this
  release.  Note that we package WinCE projects/workspaces for use
  with VC8.

. There were 3 new ACE_Log_Msg logging format specifiers added to make logging
  easier for types that may change sizes across platforms. These all take one
  argument, and the new formats are:
    %b - format a ssize_t value
    %B - format a size_t value
    %: - format a time_t value

. The ace/Time_Request_Reply.h and ace/Time_Request_Reply.cpp files were
  moved from $ACE_ROOT/ace to $ACE_ROOT/netsvcs/lib. The time arguments in
  the public API to ACE_Time_Request were changed from ACE_UINT32 to time_t
  and the portions of the on-wire protocol that contains time was changed from
  ACE_UINT32 to ACE_UINT64. Thus, code that uses the ACE_Time_Request class
  to transfer time information will not interoperate properly with prior
  ACE versions. This will affect uses of the netsvcs time clerk/server.

. The portion of the ACE_Name_Request class that carries the on-wire seconds
  portion of a timeout value was changed from ACE_UINT32 to ACE_UINT64. This
  means that Name server/clients at ACE 5.5.7 and higher will not interoperate
  properly with previous ACE versions' name servers/clients.

. In the ACE_Log_Record (ACE_Log_Priority, long, long) constructor, the
  second argument, long time_stamp, was changed to be of type time_t. This
  aligns the type with the expected value, a time stamp such as that returned
  from ACE_OS::time().

. Added support for VxWorks 6.x cross compilation using a Windows host
  system

. Added support for VxWorks 6.x using the diab compiler

. The destructor of ACE_Event_Handler no longer calls
  purge_pending_notifications().  Please see bugzilla #2845 for the full
  rationale.
  (http://deuce.doc.wustl.edu/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2845)

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.5 and ACE-5.5.6
====================================================

. The ACE_TYPENAME macro has been added to those that are not
  available when the ACE_LACKS_DEPRECATED_MACROS config option is set
  (it is not set by default). You are encouraged to replace the use of
  ACE_TYPENAME with the C++ typename keyword before the ACE_TYPENAME
  macros is removed from ACE in the future.

. A new script, rm_exception_macros.pl, has been added to help users
  remove the use of the ACE exception macros from their own code.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.4 and ACE-5.5.5
====================================================

. The prebuild MPC keyword is now supported by the gnuace project type.
  This fixes Bugzilla #2713.

. Support for Windows earlier than NT 4 SP2 was removed. ACE will not build
  for Windows 95, 98, Me, etc. out of the box any longer.

. Reformat stringified IPv6 addresses to use [addr]:port when printing
  addresses that contain ':' such as "::1".

. Added method to ACE_INET_Addr to determine if address is IPv6 or
  IPv4 multicast.

. Fixed a bug in ACE_Async_Timer_Adapter_Timer_Queue_Adapter<TQ> where the
  gettimeofday function of the timer queue was ignored when setting the alarm.

. Fixed a problem where, on Solaris 9 onwards, calling
  ACE_OS::thr_create(THR_NEW_LWP) more than 2^15 (65535) times in a
  process will fail.  See changelog entry from "Wed Jan 3 22:31:05 UTC
  2007 Chris Cleeland <cleeland_c@ociweb.com>" for more information.

. Fixed a bug in ACE_QtReactor where the two select() calls in that function
  might select on different handler sets.

. ACE_SOCK_IO::recvv(iovec[], size_t, const ACE_Time_Value* = 0) and
  ACE_SOCK_IO::sendv (const iovec[], size_t, const ACE_Time_Value* = 0) methods
  were changed to specify the iovec count argument as int instead of size_t
  since it gets reduced to int in the underlying OS calls (usually).

. The following deprecated methods were removed:

    ssize_t ACE_SOCK_IO::recv (iovec iov[],
                               size_t n,
                               const ACE_Time_Value *timeout = 0) const;

    ssize_t ACE_SOCK_IO::recv (iovec *io_vec,
                               const ACE_Time_Value *timeout = 0) const;

    ssize_t ACE_SOCK_IO::send (const iovec iov[],
                               size_t n,
                               const ACE_Time_Value *timeout = 0) const;

    These were previously replaced with more specific recvv() and sendv()
    methods.

. The ACE_Service_Repository::find(const ACE_TCHAR name[],
                                   const ACE_Service_Type **srp = 0,
                                   int ignore_suspended = true) const
  method's 'ignore_suspended' parameter was changed from int to bool to
  reflect it's purpose as a yes/no indicator.

. Added --enable-ace-reactor-notification-queue configure script
  option to the autoconf build for enabling the Reactor's userspace
  notification queue (defines ACE_HAS_REACTOR_NOTIFICATION_QUEUE in
  config.h).

. The int ACE_OutputCDR::consolidate(void) method was contributed by
  Howard Finer at Sonus Networks. This method consolidates any continuation
  blocks used by an ACE_OutputCDR object into a single block. It's useful for
  situations which require access to a single memory area containing the
  encoded stream, regardless of its length, when the length cannot be known
  in advance.

. There are a number of new methods defined on ACE_String_Base<CHAR>:

        size_t capacity (void) const:  This method returns the number
            of allocated CHAR units in the string object.

        void fast_resize (size_t): This method manage the sizing/reallocating
            of the string, but doesn't do the memory setting of resize().

        bool operator!= (const CHAR *) const
        bool operator== (const CHAR *) const: These methods compare the
            string with a nul-terminated CHAR* string.

        nonmember functions operator== and operator!= where also added
            that compare const ACE_String_Base and const CHAR*; these make
            it possible to switch ACE_String and CHAR* on either side of
            the operator.

  Thank you to Kelly Hickel <kfh at mqsoftware dot com> for these additions.

. There are 2 new build options on the traditional make command:
  dmalloc and mtrace. When specified at build time (e.g. make mtrace=1)
  the PLATFORM_DMALLOC_CPPFLAGS and/or PLATFORM_MTRACE_CPPFLAGS values
  are added to CPPFLAGS. For dmalloc, the PLATFORM_DMALLOC_LDFLAGS and
  PLATFORM_DMALLOC_LIBS are added to LDFLAGS and LIBS, respectively.
  Thank you to Howard Finer for supplying these additions.

. Added the ability to specify additional purify and quantify command-line
  options by setting PLATFORM_PURIFY_OPTIONS and PLATFORM_QUANTIFY_OPTIONS,
  respectively. Thank you to Howard Finer for supplying these additions.

. Added the ability to use trio (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ctrio/)
  if platform lacks decent support for vsnprintf. trio support is
  enabled by defining trio=1 in plaform_macros.GNU

. Removed Irix 5, DGUX, and m88k support

. Improved LynxOS 4.2 support

. VxWorks 6.4 support

. Added support for FC6. Because the GCC 4.1.1 version that gets shipped
  has a fix for the visibility attribute we use for the singletons
  you will need to define the following in your config.h file. This can't be
  done automatically because SuSE 10.2 gets shipped with GCC 4.1.2 but
  doesn't have the same fix
  ACE_GCC_HAS_TEMPLATE_INSTANTIATION_VISIBILITY_ATTRS 1

. RTEMS port

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.3 and ACE-5.5.4
====================================================

. Added appropriate intptr_t and uintptr_t typedefs on platforms that
  don't provide them (i.e. when ACE_LACKS_INTPTR_T is defined).

. Added ability to explicitly choose support for 32 bit or 64 bit file
  offsets on all platforms.  Define the _FILE_OFFSET_BITS preprocessor
  symbol to either 32 or 64 to choose the desired number of file
  offset bits.  This preprocessor symbol is supported natively by most
  UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, and supported by ACE on
  Windows.  Use the new ACE_OFF_T typedef to refer to file offsets
  across UNIX and Windows portably.

. 64-bit file offsets are now enabled by default in Win64
  configurations.

. Improved support for 64 bit platforms (64 bit addresses, etc).

. Added STL-style traits, iterators and a swap() method to the
  ACE_Array_Base<> class template.

. Added STL-style traits and iterator accessors to the
  ACE_Hash_Map_Manager_Ex<> class template, as well as new find() and
  unbind() methods that return (as an "out" parameter) and accept
  iterators, respectively.

. Greatly improved event handler dispatch performance in
  select()-based reactors (e.g. ACE_Select_Reactor and ACE_TP_Reactor)
  for large handle sets on Windows. Previous event handler search
  were linear, and are now constant on average.

. Addressed a number of Coverity errors (CHECKED_RETURN, DEADCODE,
  LOCK, USE_AFTER_FREE, RESOURCE_LEAK, FORWARD_NULL).

. Added STL-style "element_type" trait to all ACE auto_ptr class
  templates.

. Removed support for LynxOS 3.x.

. Resolved Bugzilla #2701 to ensure fini() is called for all
  Service Objects upon calling ACE_Service_Config::close()

. VxWorks 5.5.2 has been tested, for ACE the support is exactly
  the same as for VxWorks 5.5.1. No specific defines or flags have
  to be used.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.2 and ACE-5.5.3
====================================================

. Added the base projects for executionmanager_stub and plan_generator.

. Added the ACE_Hash_MultiMap_Manager class and its test file.

. Changed the ACE_Synch_Options::operator[] method to return bool rather than
  int. The value returned is a yes/no indication of whether or not the
  specified option(s) are set in the object.

. Changed the prototype(s) for ACE::debug () to return (and take) a
  bool. This is consistent with the original intent for this
  feature. If you have been using it like 'ACE::debug () > 0' or
  'ACE::debug (1)', you may have to rebuild ACE. The value of the
  ACE_DEBUG environment variable can be used to specify the initial
  value for ACE::debug(), at the process start up.

. An assembler (within a C source file) based implementation for SPARC
  of atomic operations suitable for use with the
  ACE_Atomic_Op<ACE_Thread_Mutex, long> and
  ACE_Atomic_Op<ACE_Thread_Mutex, unsigned long> specializations has
  been added.  Currently, it can only be enabled by setting the
  atomic_ops_sparc make macro to 1 when using the GNUACE build system with
  the Solaris SunCC compiler.  It should be noted that this requires the
  -xarch=v8plus (or higher) be added to the CFLAGS make macro or the
  assembler code will not compile.

. The ACE_Message_Queue_Ex_N<class ACE_MESSAGE_TYPE, ACE_SYNCH_DECL> class
  is new, contributed by Guy Peleg <guy dot peleg at amdocs dot com>.
  ACE_Message_Queue_Ex_N<class ACE_MESSAGE_TYPE, ACE_SYNCH_DECL> is
  similar to ACE_Message_Queue_Ex in that the object queued is a
  template parameter. However, ACE_Message_Queue_Ex_N allows the
  enqueueing and dequeueing of multiple chained objects at once. This
  wasn't added to ACE_Message_Queue_Ex because the chained object
  functionality requires the ACE_MESSAGE_TYPE class to have a
  ACE_MESSAGE_TYPE *next (void) const method, analogous to
  ACE_Message_Block::next(), to follow the chain and this would
  probably break existing applications using ACE_Message_Queue_Ex.
  The ACE_wrappers/tests/Message_Queue_Test_Ex.cpp test has an example of
  how to use the new class.

. The selector and comparator function pointer arguments to ACE_OS::scandir()
  and ACE_Dirent_Selector are now marked as extern "C" to enforce their
  use with a C RTL function. User code that defines functions which are
  passed as the selector or comparator arguments which are not declared
  extern "C" may generate compile warnings. To resolve this, add extern "C"
  to the function's signature. See ACE_wrappers/tests/Dirent_Test.cpp for
  an example.

. To address a problem in the ACE string interface that prevented
  substring or character searches in very large strings (e.g. greater
  than the maximum value of an ssize_t type) from being correctly
  reported to the caller, the find(), rfind() and strstr() methods now
  return an unsigned integer (size_t) instead of a signed one
  (ssize_t). Affected classes include:

    * ACE_CString
    * ACE_WString
    * ACE_TString
    * ACE_NS_WString

  Unless you have been explicitly using -1 instead of npos when
  comparing the return value of find(), rfind() and strstr(), and/or
  assigning the return value to ssize_t you should not see any
  difference. A new size_type typedef has been added to the ACE string
  class to aid developers.  This typedef is analogous to the standard
  C++ string::size_type typedef.

  The ACE_String_Base<>::strstr() documentation and the default
  rfind() argument erroneously referred to -1 instead of npos. Those
  instances have been corrected.

  To summarize, a "no position" condition is denoted using the npos
  constant, not -1. It can be referred directly by scoping it with the
  appropriate string class (e.g. ACE_CString::npos, ACE_WString::npos,
  etc).

. Changing the shared library extension for hpux ia64 to ".so". On
  HP-UX 11i Version 1.5 the naming scheme is lib*.sl for PA and
  lib*.so on IPF.

. The ACE_Refcounted_Auto_Ptr reset() and release() methods were changed
  per Bugzilla #1925. They will both now detach from the underlying
  ACE_Refcounted_Auto_Ptr_Rep object; reset() will create a new one for
  the new pointer specified as its argument. This change may cause referenced
  objects to be deleted in cases where previous ACE versions would not have.

. The return type of "ACE_Refcounted_Auto_Ptr::null (void) const" changed
  from int to bool. It's possible values, true and false, have not changed.

. TTY_IO now accepts "none" as a valid parity value. Due to this change
  'parityenb' member is now deprecated and will be removed in the future.
  The users of TTY_IO class should change their code to use only 'paritymode'
  member for parity control and leave 'parityenb' unchanged (it is
  enabled by default in class constructor).

. Support for Intel C++ 9.1 on Windows and Linux

. VxWorks 6.3 support

. Fixed Bugzilla #2648 to make sure ACE_Service_Object::fini()
  is called iff ACE_Service_Object::init() succeeded, as per
  C++NPv2.

. Added preliminary support for Mac OS X 10.4 on Intel CPU's.

. Fixed Bugzilla #2602 to re-enable XML Service Configurator
  file support.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5.1 and ACE-5.5.2
====================================================

. Added support for:
   - VxWorks 6.2 for the rtp model using pthread support
   - OpenVMS 8.2 for Alpha

. Removed code and configurations that provided support for:
   - Visual C++ 6.0 and 7.0
   - Chorus
   - pSOS
   - KAI C++ on all platforms

. Explicit template instantiation support has been removed. This effectively
  removes support for Sun Forte 6 and 7 which required explicit template
  instantiation to build ACE reliably.

. Added support for multiple independent Service Repositories through
  configuration contexts called "Gestalt". Full backwards compatibility
  is maintained through the existing ACE_Service_Config static methods,
  while direct individual repository access is enabled through instances
  of the new ACE_Service_Gestalt class. ACE_Service_Config has changed to
  a specialization of ACE_Service_Gestalt and is only responsible for the
  process-wide configuration.

. To support dynamically-sized ACE_Log_Record messages, the netsvcs
  logging components now use ACE CDR encoding and transfer mechanisms
  inspired by the examples in Chapter 4 of the C++NPv1 book.
  The client and server logging daemons in ACE 5.5.2 and forward will
  not interoperate with those in previous ACE versions.

. Added a wrapper for the sendfile API (ACE_OS::sendfile()).

. Added support for netlink sockets on Linux.

. Added a new method, ACE_Task::last_thread(). This method returns the thread
  ID (ACE_thread_t) of the last thread to exit from the ACE_Task object.
  Users checking to see if a thread is the last one out (for example, to know
  when to perform cleanup operations) should compare the current thread ID to
  the return value from last_thread(). This is a change from the previously
  recommended practice (C++NPv2, page 189) of comparing the return value of
  thr_count() with 0.

. Changed the first argument to ACE_OS::strptime() to be 'const' which
  matches its usual usage in POSIX strptime(). This change allows users to
  pass const strings in - a common use case.

. Made part of the file support in ACE 64bit but we have some places where
  32bit types are used, this could lead to some conversion warnings which
  will be addressed in the near future, but getting everything 64bit
  compliant is a lot of work.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.5 and ACE-5.5.1
====================================================

. Added support for the --enable-symbol-visibility configure option
  to the autoconf build infrastructure instead of solely relying on
  feature tests to enable/disable symbol visibility support.  This
  avoids build problems with icc, etc.

. Added support for the --enable-fl-reactor configure option to the
  autoconf build infrastructure to build the ACE_FlReactor library.

. Added support for the --enable-qt-reactor configure option to the
  autoconf build infrastructure to build the ACE_QtReactor library.

. Added support for the --enable-xt-reactor configure option to the
  autoconf build infrastructure to build the ACE_XtReactor library.

. Fixed a bug that would cause timer IDs from ACE_Timer_Heap to be
  improperly duplicated under certain conditions (Bugzilla #2447).

. Fixed ACE_SSL_Context::private_key(), context(), and dh_params() methods
  to allow retrying a file load after a failed call.

. Fixed ACE_SSL_Asynch_Stream so it can be instantiated; also moved the
  declarations for ACE_SSL_Asynch_Read_Stream_Result,
  ACE_SSL_Asynch_Write_Stream_Result, and ACE_SSL_Asynch_Result classes
  to the ace/SSL/SSL_Asynch_Stream.h file so applications can see them.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.10 and ACE-5.5
====================================================

. Added a platform macros option "templates=manual", currently only
  applies to AIX 5.3 with XL 7 compiler.  It allows the user to tell the
  compiler to set -qnotempinc and -qnotemplateregistry and works well
  in static builds.

. ACE and its tests compile error free with GCC 4.1 pre release.

. ACE_Recursive_Thread_Mutex::get_nesting_level() fixed for 64-bit Windows
  XP on amd64/EM64T hardware.

. Many build-time fixes for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows PocketPC 2003 using
  Visual Studio .NET 2005 (VC8).

. Added support for the --enable-tk-reactor configure option to the
  autoconf build infrastructure to build the ACE_TkReactor library.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.9 and ACE-5.4.10
====================================================

. Fixed a bug in ACE_Timer_Heap_T::cancel().

. Improved ACE_Time_Value support for boundary conditions.

. Fixed problems with operator placement delete on certain C++ compilers.

. Fixed a bug with the ACE_SPIPE_Acceptor on Windows.

. Correctly set sockaddr_in.sin_len and sockaddr_in6.sin6_len on
  platforms that have these fields.

. Avoided problems with namespace pollution for max() macros.

. Many fixes for ACE_LACKS* and ACE_HAS* macros for autoconfig.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.8 and ACE-5.4.9
====================================================

. Added dozens of new ACE_LACKS and ACE_HAS defines which are used to
  simplify the ACE_OS layer

. Constructors of ACE_Time_Value have been made explicit to prevent
  implicit conversions.

. Added a shutdown() method to ACE_Barrier. The new method aborts the
  wait by all threads.

. Changed the behavior of ACE_Message_Queue::enqueue_head() and
  enqueue_tail(). If the enqueued message block has other blocks
  chained to it via its next() pointer, the entire chain of blocks
  will be enqueued at once.

. Improved the support for high-resolution timers with
  ACE_Timer_Queue_Adapter.

. Make it possible to disable file caching in JAWS.

. Improved ACE_Pipe implementation so that it uses localhost to avoid
  firewall problems.

. Added Unicode support to the Service Configurator.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.7 and ACE-5.4.8
====================================================

. Improved IPv6 support

. Improved 64bit portability

. TTY_IO overhaul
  - Improved documentation.
  - It is now possible to request infinite timeout in portable manner.
    This can be achieved by setting negative value to readtimeoutmsec.
  - Various bugs fixed and portability issues resolved.

. Subset ACE for TAO and TAO Services

. Support for Intel C++ 9.0 on Windows and Linux

. Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (aka VC8) for Win32 as well
  as the Windows CE platforms Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.
  Solution/project files are generated with an appended "_vc8" for
  Win32 and "_WinCE" for the CE platforms. See
  ACE_wrappers/docs/CE-status.txt for more information.

. Completed implementation of ACE_Dev_Poll_Reactor using the Linux epoll
  facility; tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

. The in-memory size of an ACE_RB_Tree will be smaller due to rearranged
  placement of pointers.

. Added an optimization to CDR stream to ignores alignment when marshaling
  data.  Use this new ACE_LACKS_CDR_ALIGNMENT compile-time option only
  when the ACE_DISABLE_SWAP_ON_READ macro is enabled.  This new option
  requires ACE CDR engine to do both marshaling and demarshaling, and
  when this option is enabled the encoded streams are no longer
  compliant with the CORBA CDR specification.

. Developed Feature Oriented Customizer (FOCUS) tool to enable
  specialization of middleware frameworks such as Reactor and Protocol
  framework.  FOCUS provides an XML based transformation engine, where
  the transformations to specialize the components are captured in XML
  file and a weaver specializes the code.

. Added support for unrolling ACE_OS::memcpy copy loop where
  applicable to improve performance. Autoconf tests empirically
  determine whether loop unrolling is at least 10% better than default
  version.

. Added support for an ACE "versioned" namespace.  When enabled, ACE
  library sources will be placed within a namespace of the user's
  choice or a namespace of the form ACE_5_4_7 by default, where
  "5_4_7" is the ACE major, minor and beta versions.  The default may
  be overridden by defining the ACE_VERSIONED_NAMESPACE_NAME
  preprocessor symbol.  Enable overall versioned namespace support by
  adding "versioned_namespace=1" to your MPC default.features file.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.6 and ACE-5.4.7
====================================================

. Support for shared libraries with VxWorks

. Support for Solaris 10 on x86 with Sun Studio 10 (C++ 5.7).

. Extended ACE_OS::event_xxx implementation to support platforms
  having either PThread support with Process Shared condition
  variables or POSIX semaphores with named (process shared)
  semaphore support or using the new FIFO based semaphores.

. ACE_OS::closesocket() no longer calls ACE_OS::shutdown() on any platform
  while closing the socket. It previously called ACE_OS::shutdown() on
  HP-UX. Removing this call fixes the fork-and-close programming paradigm
  that's common to many networked applications.

. RMCast
   - Support for message fragmentation. This will allow
     for messages larger than 64K.
   - Support for flow control.
   - Timed recv() in RMCast::Socket.
   - Per-instance configurable protocol parameters (e.g., message
     retention time, NAK timeout, etc).

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.5 and ACE-5.4.6
====================================================

. Updated RMCast to include
   - Reactor-compatible interface.
   - Message unavailability reporting.
   - Protocol documentation.

. Added support for 64bit Visual Age on AIX

. Improved g++ 4.0 support.  A number of RTTI related problems have been
  fixed.

. Smaller footprint.

. Fixed memory leaks ACE_DLL and ACE_Log_Msg classes.

. The ACE::ICMP_Socket and ACE::Ping_Socket classes were moved out of
  the ACE namespace and "flattened" to ACE_ICMP_Socket and
  ACE_Ping_Socket to be consistent with the rest of ACE.

. ACE_INET_Addr::set_address() - fixed a possible struct member
  alignment issue when building an IPv4-mapped IPv6 address.

. Added a new ACE::wild_match() function to match a string based on
  wildcards.

. Added efficient overloads for string concatenation to the
  ACE_String_Base class.

. Added support for the use of pthread_getschedparam on MacOS X.

. Fixed an issue with static initialization of TSS related classes on
  static builds for Windows.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.4 and ACE-5.4.5
====================================================

. Remove special handling in the Thread Specific Storage(TSS) code
  that released the TSS key for ACE_TSS<TYPE>.  ACE_TSS<TYPE> has
  been changed to explicitly free the TSS key when necessary.

. On Win32 systems: detect thread termination via a hook in DLLMain
  for ACE.dll.  This allows cleanup of TSS objects for non-ACE threads
  that use ACE functions.  The most common case was threads that used
  ACE logging.  Formerly any TSS objects created by these threads would
  be leaked.

. Added support for GNU G++ 4.0.  The x.4.5 beta takes advantage of
  g++ 4.0's symbol visibility.  This feature is conceptually similar
  to MS Windows "__declspec(dllexport)" DLL functionality.  Using this
  new g++ feature results in substantially improved ACE/TAO/CIAO
  shared library binaries.  A subset of the improvements include the
  following:

      * The number of unnecessarily exported DSO/DLL symbols is
        greatly reduced, resulting in faster program start times.
      * Smaller footprint.
      * Improved performance since run-time indirection of internal
        symbols is no longer needed.

  No changes to the ACE/TAO sources were necessary to support this
  feature since the required visibility attributes were hidden behind
  the various "*_Export" macros (formerly only useful for MS Windows
  DLLs) used throughout ACE/TAO.

. The ACE_Reactor destructor will now call close() on the referenced reactor
  implementation. This assures that all handlers are notified before the
  ACE_Reactor object that's most likely referenced in these handlers is
  invalid. Although this should not be a user-visible change, it did catch
  some ACE tests off guard destroying reactor implementations and ACE_Reactor
  interfaces in the wrong order, so it may come up in the field as well.
  When using dynamically allocated reactor implementations, do not destroy
  the implementation object before the ACE_Reactor interface object. Use of
  the ACE_Reactor constructor's delete_implementation argument (with a value
  of 1) is recommended when dynamically allocating reactor implementations.

. Improved performance of HTBP by not requiring a lookup of peer hostname.

. Added new ACE_SizeCDR stream which allows one to calculate size of the
  representation without writing anything.

. Number of improvements in RMCast, reliable multicast implementation.

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.3 and ACE-5.4.4
====================================================

. The ace-config script has been replaced by pkg-config metadata files
  which are installed in ${prefix}/lib/pkgconfig by the automake build.

. Remove ACE_OS::gets() implementation.  While this ACE implementation
  of gets() did not contain the security holes that all standard
  gets() implementations have, keeping it around only serves to foster
  confusion since (1) some may incorrectly assume that this
  ACE-specific gets() implementation has the same holes as standard
  ones, and (2) invoking it with a default size argument so that it
  looks like a standard gets() call results in behavior that is
  different from the standard.  Use ACE_OS::fgets() instead.

. Removed ACE_Unbounded_Set_Ex, this gave the false idea that it had
  thread safe iterators. Use ACE_Unbounded_Set instead

. Improved VxWorks support for static libraries. Shared libraries do cause
  several known problems which will be fixed in the x.4.5 release.

. Removed the usage of the ACE_x_cast macros, we are using the C++ casts
  from now on. The ACE_x_cast macros are deprecated and will be removed
  after the x.5.1 release

. Some improvements in autoconf support; better detection of available
  OS and compiler features.

. Fixed bugs in ACE TSS emulation

USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.2 and ACE-5.4.3
====================================================

. Improved Cygwin 1.5.12 support, 90% of the tests now succeed

. Improved OpenVMS support.

. Added ability to use fltk with Cygwin/MinGW

. Added ACE_INT64 that defines a native 64 bit type.

. Added 'q' as usable specifier for ACE_Log_Msg to print out int64 bit number.

. Added better support for Intel C++ compilers.

. Improved HPUX support.

. Added a new directory ("ACE_wrappers/protocols/ace") for new protocols
  that are not directly components of ACE, but are relate to ACE and
  defined a new protocol, HTBP (Hypertext Tunneling, Bidirectional
  Protocol) providing ACE_Acceptor/Connector/Stream semantics over a
  connection owned by an HTTP proxy. Test cases in
  ACE_wrappers/tests/HTBP provide examples of use.

. Performace enhancement in TP_Reactor's handle_timer_events method [Bug
  1971].

. Various changes to permit ACE to execute on HP NonStop platform (e.g
  support for its pthreads version).

. Updated HP NonStop configuration files (config-tandem-nsk).

. The "ACE" pseudo-namespace is now a true C++ namespace.  Transitional
  pseudo-namespaces that were only meant to be used internally by ACE,
  such as "ACE_Sock_Connect", no longer exist.

. ACE_CDR::Boolean type is now a true C++ "bool" on all platforms except
  MSVC++ 6.  We plan to deprecate MSVC++ 6 support sometime after the
  x.5 release of ACE+TAO+CIAO, so we recommend you start migrating to a
  later version of MSVC++.

. More GNU g++ 3.4.x fixes.

. Added ICMP and "ping" socket support.

. Added mkstemp() emulation.

. Fixed problem on Linux < 2.5.47 platforms where equality comparison of
  two logically equal sockaddr_in structure instances would incorrectly
  fail.

. Support for wide characters has been improved on non-Windows
  platforms.

. A number of Windows CE problems have been fixed.

. ACE's loading of DLLs (for example, as a result of loading synamic
  services) has been changed to use the native OS's facilities for
  locating the DLL instead of searching LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or its
  equivalent) then loading the DLL using a full pathname. This restores
  enforcement of a platform's loading and security policy.  To use the
  old DLL locating method, add ACE_MUST_HELP_DLOPEN_SEARCH_PATH to your
  config.h file before building ACE.

. A number of errors in the APG example programs have been corrected.

. Select_Reactor and Priority_Reactor performance improved. [Bug 1890]

. Wide-char functionality on POSIX (Linux, etc.)

. TSS memory leak fixes [Bug 1542]

. Ported to HPUX 11i v2 on Itanium

. Added code to ACE for platform RedHat AS 3.0 on Opteron.

. Changed ACE::crc32() family of functions to NOT fold in the length of
  the string/buffer/iovec into the CRC.


USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4.1 and ACE-5.4.2
====================================================

. Support for g++ 3.4.1.

. All ACE Makefiles, project files, etc, are now generated by OCI's
  "MakeProjectCreator" (MPC) tool.  Makefiles and project files for
  commonly used configurations have been pre-generated and distributed
  with the beta(s).  Please see:

  $ACE_ROOT/ACE-INSTALL.html

  for information on how to use MPC with ACE.

. Improved Doxygen documentation.

. Reduced header file dependencies, which should speedup compilation
  and help minimize static footprint.

. ACE now requires support for the following standard C++ features:

  - "bool" keyword

  - "mutable" keyword

  - "explicit" keyword

  - C++ casts (e.g. static_cast<>, reinterpret_cast<>, dynamic_cast<>
    and const_cast<>)

  If you're using a compiler that does NOT support these features
  please contact Steve Huston <shuston@riverace.com> for support.

. Changed the select()-based reactor implementations to scan for
  broken handles to remove based on the registered handles, not on
  event handlers.  This allows for bad handles to be removed from the
  reactor even if the event handler doesn't implement get_handle() the
  way we expect.

. Support for Pthreads native recursive mutexes was added. This
  capability is specified to ACE_OS::mutex_init() as an optional
  argument, lock_type. To fix confusion from an earlier attempt to add
  this functionality, the meaning of the old 'type' argument to
  ACE_OS::thread_mutex_init() is changed. It previously combined the
  scope and type. Now it is just the type (e.g. recursive), as the
  scope is inherent in the method used. For clarification on
  ACE_HAS_RECURSIVE_MUTEXES, it means that the platform is capable of
  them, not that they always are, as one would expect. However, before
  Pthreads had recursion added, it was never optional. Now it is.

. Initial support for new Linux sys_epoll() interface in
  Dev_Poll_Reactor.  The obsolete Linux /dev/epoll interface is no
  longer supported.

. Improved Cygwin support.
  - Threading works without problems.
  - Problems with shared memory, process shared mutexes, multicast and
    some other small things still exist.

. New OpenVMS port.
  -  This is for the latest version of OpenVMS with all available ECOs
     applied. Basic stuff works without problems.  Advanced features
     still need some work.

. Usage of ASYS_INLINE is deprecated in ACE.  Use ACE_INLINE instead.

. All inline source files now end in ".inl".  The previous ".i"
  extension is generally used for preprocessed C sources.

. Autoconf support has been improved and fixed on a number of
  platforms, including the BSD variants (e.g. FreeBSD).  It is still
  not the preferred way to configure most platforms, but it is ready
  for wider testing. Please report any problems found to
  ace-bugs@cs.wustl.edu.

. A number of fixes were made to quiet compile errors and warnings on
  64-bit Windows.

. For builds on AIX using Visual Age C++, the make rtti option default
  was changed to 1, enabling RTTI by default.

. ACE_Service_Repository::remove() has a new, optional argument that
  can receive the service record pointer for the removed service. If
  the pointer is returned to the caller, it is not deleted. If the
  pointer is not returned to the caller (the default) it is deleted
  (this is the historic behavior).

. The tutorials in ACE_wrappers/docs have been removed. They were not
  being maintained and caused confusion in a number of cases. Now that
  there are complete examples that match the printed books (C++NPv1,
  C++NPv2, APG), the older tutorials are no longer useful.  Please see

  $ACE_ROOT/examples/C++NPv1/
  $ACE_ROOT/examples/C++NPv2/
  $ACE_ROOT/examples/APG/

  for the source code of the examples in those books.

. ACE_String_Base::fast_clear() is a new method which sets the string
  length to 0. Doesn't release string-allocated memory, but if the
  memory was externally supplied, it is no longer referenced from the
  string object.

. A true C++ "bool" is now used as the CDR stream boolean type, if
  supported by the compiler.

. Renamed AIX 5L configuration header from config-aix5.1.h to
  config-aix-5.x.h.

. All C++ equality, relational and logical operators now return bool
  instead of int, as is the norm for modern C++.

. Added new ACE_OS::realpath() implementation.  Contributed by Olli
  Savia  <ops at iki dot fi>


USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.4 and ACE-5.4.1
====================================================

ACE
---

. Fixed "make install" support in ACE+autoconf configurations.

. Fixed autoconf support on Solaris.

. Corrected invalid `aux' directory (on MS Windows) found in ACE
  distribution.

. ACE/TAO build now without problems with MinGW and all ACE tests run
  now without problems

. Added some more support for the new CBuilderX Preview compiler, this
  is not 100% ready yet because the compiler is still a preview and
  has its own problems.

. Added Visual SlickEdit 8.1 MPC template

. Added workaround for compile problems in Borland Release builds

. Cygwin 1.5.9 is now supported

. Tests for IPV6 have been added

. Implement lstat() so that it'll use stat() on platforms that don't
  support lstat().

. Problems related to ACE_Event_Handler usage in WFMO_Reactor was
  fixed.

. A wrapper for rmdir () has been added.

. Threads spawned in thread-per-connection mode never inherited the
  priority. This problem was fixed and this fix is consistent with the
  C++ NPV* books.

. Fixed memory leaks with ACE_String_Base::resize ()

. Enable the usage of native recursive mutexes for the implementation
  of ACE recursive mutexes on Linux.

. The ACE Proactor framework can now be enabled for AIX 5.2. Since AIO
  functionality is not run-time enabled by default on AIX 5.2, the ACE
  Proactor code is not built by default on AIX. To enable it, the
  config.h file must contain #define ACE_HAS_AIO_CALLS before
  including the config-aix-5.1.h file.

. The ACE_POSIX_CB_Proactor implementation is now built on all
  platforms except LynxOS.


USER VISIBLE CHANGES BETWEEN ACE-5.3.6 and ACE-5.4
==================================================

ACE:
---
. Added a new makefile commandline flag, static_link, that can be
  used to force static linking when static_libs_only is turned on. It
  uses the new STATIC_LINK_FLAG variable and is currently only
  implemented for for GNU ld, i.e., it adds the "-static" option to
  LDFLAGS. It's turned off by default since using it causes the
  footprint to go up by almost 1 MB on Linux, since it links all the
  system and compiler .a files, but can be turned on if users
  want/need to use it, by enabling both static_libs_only and static_link.


. Added macros ACE_USES_GPROF which enables users to use gprof in a
  multithreaded environment with ACE libs.

. Added a new functor template class, ACE_Malloc_Lock_Adapter_T,
  that's used by ACE_Malloc_T as a factory for the ACE_LOCK template
  parameter, and allows the use of locking strategy classes, like
  ACE_Process_Semaphore and ACE_Thread_Semaphore that don't have a
  satisfactory ctor taking a single required ACE_TCHAR* parameter, to
  be adapted to work with ACE_Malloc_T.

. The source code examples from "The ACE Programmer's Guide" book by
  Huston, Syyid, and Johnston, are now located in
  $ACE_ROOT/examples/APG.

. Support for GNU autoconf is now in ACE. Please see ACE-INSTALL.html
  for details.

. Fixed problems that prevented ACE from being compiled on LynxOS
  4.0.0.

. Fixed compilation error which prevented ACE from being compiled when
  ACE_COMPILE_TIMEPROBES was set to 1.

. Preliminary support for Tandem NSK has been added.

. Lots of bug fixes with TLI and XPG5. Please see $ACE_ROOT/ChangeLog
  for details.

. Fixed ACE_OS::event_timedwait() and ACE_OS::event_wait() so that
  they use a while loop around the ACE_OS::cond_[timed]wait() calls to
  avoid problems with spurious wakeups, etc.

. ACE's wrapper around getipnodebyname() and getipnodebyaddr () has
  been made go through the IPv4-only case on ACE_WIN32. Since Windows
  IPv6 implementation doesn't offer support (at thistime) for
  getipnodebyname() the code has been changed to use the IPV4 part of
  the code.

. Install with Borland C++ of ACE library fixed

ACEXML:
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. Fixed memory leak in ACEXML parser.

. Fixed implementations of rewind() in all the CharStreams. They were
  broken previously.

. Fixed bugs in the parser associated with incorrect handling of PE
  References for keywords.