ZeroC, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the Internet Communications Engine (Ice), version 3.0.0. For a detailed description of Ice, please have a look at http://www.zeroc.com/ice.html.
The most significant change since version 2.1.2 is the addition of IceGrid, a replacement for the IcePack activation service that revolutionizes the way you build and deploy your Ice applications. With support for replication, load balancing, and application distribution, IceGrid provides the tools you need to create scalable grid applications and manage them remotely. For more information on IceGrid, please see http://www.zeroc.com/icegrid/index.html.
As you have come to expect, this release also includes a great deal of smaller enhancements and fixes that improve the reliability of your programs and help you get them to market faster.
In addition to traditional proprietary licensing models for commercial customers, Ice is also freely available as Open Source under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the complete Ice source and documentation from http://www.zeroc.com/download.html.