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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.