iRODS 4.0.3 is released

RENCI is pleased to announce the third point release of iRODS 4.0+, managed and overseen by the iRODS Consortium.

iRODS 4.0.3 represents a continued polishing of 4.0.0 and provides more flexible installation options (service account name/group), a block storage operation fix, an impostor resource, security fixes, and fixes for memory leaks.

This release consists of 458 commits from 7 contributors and closed 102 issues.

All the code and current working issues are hosted at GitHub: https://github.com/irods/irods

The release notes include:

Development of this release has focused on the following features and efforts:

  • Security fixes
  • Bug fixes
  • Impostor resource plugin removes need for installation of plugins across entire grid
  • Better support for block-storage operations
  • More flexible installation options (service account name/group)

Ongoing efforts include:

  • Memory leak analysis via valgrind
  • Full python-based testing framework
  • Certified against full Jargon test suite
  • Continuous integration testing via hudson
  • Continuous static analysis via cppcheck
  • Static analysis via coverity
  • Optimized builds with “-O3” and “-Werror”
  • Code coverage over 57%
  • Topology testing
  • Continuously built and tested across 3 major linux distributions
  • Packaged for 3 major linux distributions
  • Support for package upgrade via package manager

This release includes packages that have been tested on CentOS 5 and 6, SuSE 11 and 12, and Ubuntu 10 and 12.

The MySQL database plugin is not packaged for CentOS 5, as the required regular expression plugin (lib_mysqludf_preg) does not currently build on CentOS 5 (github issue).

The Oracle database plugin is not packaged for SuSE at this time.

iRODS Manual (4.0.3), Aug 2014 (PDF, 539KB)

Please find the latest files available at ftp://ftp.renci.org/pub/irods/releases/4.0.3/.

At this time, upgrading from either community 3.3.x or E-iRODS 3.0.1 requires a manual set of steps by the grid/system administrator. Please read more in section 7 of the Manual.

Please send feedback to info@irods.org.

We’d like to thank our friends at Sanger and SNIC and our community of users for valuable feedback and testing prior to this release.

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