From: Oren Miller <oren@qu...> - 2004-05-10 23:25:32
QuickFIX 1.7.1 is now available at http://www.quickfixengine.org/
Release notes are available at
So this is pretty significant for a point release. For C++ users it
will look pretty much like a point release, but for Java users it will
look more significant. For the most part the Message class has been
beefed up giving you access to more versatile constructors, and finally
iterators! You can now iterate through all the fields in a message (as
well as headers, trailers, and groups). Iterators return StringFields
which contain the tag and a string representation of the fields value.
There are also some other nice things for everyone like the ability to
programatically logoff. QuickFIX will also gracefully logoff when an
initiator or acceptor is stopped. No more complaints from
counter-parties about QF rudely hanging up on everyone.
Of course the problem with infinite resend requests has been fixed.
Thanks to everyone who provided clues as to the nature of this problem
and those who verified that it has gone away. Once we were able to
capture it in a test the fix for this was trivial.
I know I said it last time, but it is true once again. Adoption of
QuickFIX is getting bigger and bigger. 1.7.0 got 1000 downloads in the
month of March. Previous releases have generally garnered 300-400
downloads in a month. We have also seen even more major firms adopting
or evaluating QuickFIX. I think in general the acceptance of OSS
software in finance is at a level never before seen. This industry has
always been quick to adapt to new things that add value and I'm glad
that OSS is seen as one of those things.