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Testing progress

Just a quick update. I'm still completing the POA tests. What I've set up is pushing the ORB in interesting ways (basically, it's peer-to-peer so each end is a client and a server, which is causing all kinds of issues to show up), so I'm actually finding lots of bugs that have existing in Fnorb since day one. That's the main reason it's taking a long time, but this is a good thing. They are mostly related to connection closure, so it's not *too* bad, but still, I'd like it to be more reliable in general.... read more

Posted by Derek Thomson 2005-04-16

Fnorb 1.3 Release Candidate 1 now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Fnorb 1.3 Release Candidate 1.

The release candidate can be downloaded from:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=44742&release_id=170207

This release adds support for CORBA 2.1 and its type extensions, and for corbaloc/corbaname object references. It also adds a pure-python preprocessor and a test suite.

Please report any problems with this release to http://sf.net/projects/fnorb.... read more

Posted by Raymond Smith 2003-07-09

fnorb 1.2 released two weeks ago -- news catches up!

Fnorb 1.2 has been released along with an updated version of the Fnorb user documentation. Fnorb 1.2 incorporates a number of changes required to make Fnorb a truly pure-Python based ORB including a pure Python IDL parser and pure Python CDR processing. It represents the first stable release of Fnorb since it was open sourced.

We are very pleased that this, stable version is largely unchanged from RC1. We would like to thank everyone who played with 1.2 RC1 and especially Frederic Giacometti and Bertram Neubauer who provided valuable patches.... read more

Posted by Raymond Smith 2002-07-24

fnorb 1.2 RC1 Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Fnorb 1.2 Release Candidate 1.

Fnorb 1.2 RC1 incorporates a number of changes required to make Fnorb a true pure Python based ORB. This includes a pure Python IDL parser and pure Python CDR processing. Work has also been done to make Fnorb usable with Python 2.x and Jython.

This release candidate marks the first new Fnorb release in over two years and is just the start of our efforts to breathe new life into Fnorb. We hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Raymond Smith 2002-06-13

fnorb goes open source

Fnorb development is being slowly shifted to SourceForge. Reproduced below is our original OpenSource announcement which should explain who we are and where we want to go:

=== Original Announcement ===

I am pleased to announce that DSTC has made the decision to Open Source. fnOrb. You may view the license at http://www.fnorb.org/LICENSE.txt. We have chosen a license that closely mirrors the Python 2.2 license to ensure that fnOrb is as free to use as the language it is written in. As the terms are not greatly different from Python 2.2 we believe that this license is compatible with the terms of the General Public License.... read more

Posted by Raymond Smith 2002-01-23