ANN: omniORB 4.0.0 and omniORBpy 2.0

Duncan Grisby
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 08:35:04 GMT

I am pleased to announce the release of omniORB 4.0.0 and omniORBpy

omniORB is a robust, high performance CORBA ORB for C++. omniORBpy is
a version for Python. They are freely available under the terms of the
GNU Lesser General Public License (for the libraries), and GNU General
Public License (for the tools). For more information, see

Highlights of the new features since omniORB 3.0 and omniORBpy 1:

 - Updated to CORBA 2.6.
 - Support for GIOP 1.1 and 1.2.
 - Wide string and codeset negotiation.
 - Unix domain and SSL transports.
 - Bidirectional GIOP.
 - Flexible thread pool mode.
 - PortableServer::Current.
 - Interceptors.
 - Fixed point.
 - Complete freeing of all heap allocations.
 - Efficient in-process calls between C++ and Python.
 - Python / C++ object reference translation API.
 - New comprehensive configuration mechanism.
 - Commercial support. See

Release notes are available from


You can download the releases themselves via the release notes pages,
or from



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