iRODS 4.0.1 is released

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

iRODS 4.0.1 represents a polishing of 4.0.0 and should pave the way for easier upgrades and broadened platform support via –run-in-place.

This release consists of 201 commits from 12 contributors and closed 68 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:

  • Memory leak analysis via valgrind
  • Security fixes
  • –run-in-place support
  • MacOSX support (via –run-in-place)
  • Developer-friendly microservice templating
  • Database schema update mechanism

Ongoing efforts include:

  • Full python-based testing framework
  • Certified against full Jargon test suite
  • Continuous integration testing via hudson
  • Continuous static analysis via cppcheck
  • 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 (4.0.1), Jun 2014 (PDF, 506KB)

Please find the latest files available at ftp://ftp.renci.org/pub/irods/releases/4.0.1/.

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.

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