1 Orber Release Notes

1.1  Orber 3.6.27

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Some local implementations of removing the last element from a list are replaced by lists:droplast/1. Note that this requires at least stdlib-2.0, which is the stdlib version delivered in OTP 17.0. (Thanks to Hans Svensson)

    Own Id: OTP-11678

1.2  Orber

Improvements and New Features

  • Postscript files no longer needed for the generation of PDF files have been removed.

    Own Id: OTP-11016

1.3  Orber 3.6.26

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix bug in corbaloc/corbaname over ssl.

    Own Id: OTP-10675

1.4  Orber 3.6.25

Improvements and New Features

  • Some examples overflowing the width of PDF pages have been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-10665

Known Bugs and Problems

  • Own Id: OTP-10675 Aux Id: seq12154

1.5  Orber 3.6.24

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix number of arguments in orber dbg printout

    Own Id: OTP-9887

  • The descriptions of ssl_server_options and ssl_client_options are corrected.
    Seq. Id: seq12018

    Own Id: OTP-9966 Aux Id: OTP-9773

1.6  Orber 3.6.23

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Remove usage of ssl:seed/1 in orber test cases.

    Own Id: OTP-9728

Improvements and New Features

  • Erlang/OTP can now be built using parallel make if you limit the number of jobs, for instance using 'make -j6' or 'make -j10'. 'make -j' does not work at the moment because of some missing dependencies.

    Own Id: OTP-9451

  • The SSL option handling has been changed. There are now two new orber options ssl_server_options and ssl_client_options which takes a list of options to the socket.

    The old options are now deprecated and removed from the documentation but they can still be used for backward compatibility as long as the two new options not are used.

    If ssl_server_options and ssl_client_options contain an TCP option that orber needs to set to a specific value it will be skipped and a warning will be written to the error_log.

    Own Id: OTP-9773 Aux Id: seq11932

1.7  Orber 3.6.22

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • XML files have been corrected.

    Own Id: OTP-9550 Aux Id: OTP-9541

1.8  Orber 3.6.21

Improvements and New Features

  • Eliminated Dialyzer warnings.

    Own Id: OTP-9326 Aux Id:

1.9  Orber 3.6.20

Improvements and New Features

  • Eliminated Dialyzer warnings when using exit or throw.

    Own Id: OTP-9050 Aux Id:

1.10  Orber 3.6.19

Improvements and New Features

  • Partial support for recursive structs and unions. Only available for the erl_corba backend and requires that Light IFR is used. I.e. the IC option {light_ifr, true} and that Orber is configured in such a way that Light IFR is activated. Recursive TypeCode is currently not supported.

    Own Id: OTP-8868 Aux Id: seq11633

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The SSL option {ssl_imp, old} was not used if ssl_generation was set to 2. Only R14B was affected by this.

    Own Id: OTP-8994 Aux Id: seq11747

1.11  Orber 3.6.18

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • A corbaloc http string could return an EXIT message, instead of a system exception, if the HTTP server closed the socket without returning a complete message. I.e. header and a body containing a stringified IOR.

    Own Id: OTP-8900 Aux Id: seq11704

1.12  Orber 3.6.17

Improvements and New Features

  • Eliminated warnings for auto-imported BIF clashes.

    Own Id: OTP-8840

1.13  Orber 3.6.16

Improvements and New Features

  • Test suites published.

    Own Id: OTP-8543O Aux Id:

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Added missing trailing bracket to define in hrl-file.

    Own Id: OTP-8489 Aux Id:

1.14  Orber 3.6.15

Improvements and New Features

  • Added the configuration parameters iiop_out_ports_attempts and iiop_out_ports_random.

    Own Id: OTP-8448 Aux Id: seq11498

  • Removed obsolete SSL dependency.

    Own Id: OTP-8374 Aux Id:

  • Removed the usage of the codeinclude tag in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-8409 Aux Id:

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Removed superfluous VT in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-8353 Aux Id:

  • Removed superfluous backslash in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-8354 Aux Id:

1.15  Orber 3.6.14

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8201 Aux Id:

1.16  Orber 3.6.13

Improvements and New Features

  • Obsolete guards, e.g. record vs is_record, has been changed to avoid compiler warnings.

    Own Id: OTP-7987

1.17  Orber 3.6.12

Improvements and New Features

  • Only the source instance of InitialReference.java is now included. Users are adviced to use the Interoperable Naming Service (INS) instead. INS is a part of the OMG standard specification.


    Own Id: OTP-7906 Aux Id: seq11243

1.18  Orber 3.6.11

Improvements and New Features

  • Updated file headers.

    Own Id: OTP-7837

1.19  Orber 3.6.10

Improvements and New Features

  • Documentation source included in open source releases.

    Own Id: OTP-7595

1.20  Orber 3.6.9

Improvements and New Features

  • Updated file headers.

    Own Id: OTP-7011

  • Now compliant with the new behavior of stdlib.

    Own Id: OTP-7030 Aux Id: seq10827

1.21  Orber 3.6.8

Improvements and New Features

  • When a local port range has been defined (i.e. iiop_out_ports), Orber set the socket option reuseaddr to true and after one timed out connection attempt no other port in the given range is used for that particular connect attempt.

    Own Id: OTP-6844 Aux Id:

  • Possible to override global SSL parameters when using local interfaces.

    Own Id: OTP-6869 Aux Id: seq10742

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The parameter ssl_client_ciphers was used on the server side as well instead of ssl_server_ciphers.

    Own Id: OTP-6868 Aux Id:

  • The configuration parameter iiop_max_in_requests was ignored, until the first incoming request arrived, if iiop_packet_size was set.

    Own Id: OTP-6912 Aux Id:

1.22  Orber 3.6.7

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation source has been converted from SGML to XML.

    Own Id: OTP-6754 Aux Id:

1.23  Orber 3.6.6

Improvements and New Features

  • It is now possible to configure incoming connections which overrides some global configuration parameters. See orber:add_listen_interface/2/3.

    Own Id: OTP-6696 Aux Id:

1.24  Orber 3.6.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Removed some unused code.

    Own Id: OTP-6527 Aux Id:

1.25  Orber 3.6.4

Improvements and New Features

  • Orber can now be configured so that different NAT parameters can be specified for different interfaces.

    Own Id: OTP-6165 Aux Id:

  • It is now possible to set the keepalive option for incoming and outgoing IIOP connections. For more information, see the Configuration chapter in the User's Guide.

    Own Id: OTP-6370 Aux Id: seq10532

  • The new function orber:close_connection/1/2 allows a client to close connections to an object residing on a remote ORB.

    Own Id: OTP-6371 Aux Id: seq10532

  • Orber now use the SSL two-phase accept strategy to avoid that new incoming connections via SSL are not blocked by a previous connect attempt that never initiated the SSL handshake. Note, the configuration parameter iiop_ssl_accept_timeout should be set (default infinity). For more information, see the Configuration chapter in the User's Guide. If Orber is started in secure mode, the installed SSL version must support ssl:ssl_accept/1/2 and ssl:transport_accept/1/2.

    Own Id: OTP-6372 Aux Id: seq10105

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The operation orber_ifr:contents/2 could only handle dk_All.

    Own Id: OTP-6385 Aux Id:

1.26  Orber 3.6.3

Improvements and New Features

  • When installing Orber it is now possible to set the priority for Orber internal Mnesia tables. For more information, see the Reference Manual regarding orber:install/2.

    Own Id: OTP-5907 Aux Id: seq10156

  • The operation corba_object:is_a/2/3 now only connect to a remote ORB if necessary (i.e. the target object inherits from objects associated with the given IFR id).

    Own Id: OTP-5908

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The operation corba_object:is_remote/1 always returned true, which was introduced in orber-3.2.10.

    Own Id: OTP-5909

1.27  Orber 3.6.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Native interceptors may now export new_in_connection and new_out_connection operations with arity 5. If this is the case, information about the local interface and port is passed to the interceptor. Orber's built in interceptors have been changed to include this information as well.

    Own Id: OTP-5671

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • In some cases, e.g. incorrect GIOP headers or a CancelRequest containing a non-existing RequestId, the incoming connection would be terminated.

    Own Id: OTP-5672 Aux Id: seq10037

  • If combining the 'Use Current Interface in IOR' and 'Use IPv6' flags, exported IOR:s contained an incorrect host address.

    Own Id: OTP-5673

1.28  Orber 3.6.1

Improvements and New Features

  • Reduced overhead when using outgoing ACL with a local interface defined.

    Own Id: OTP-5659

  • Added guards to ensure that, when so required, a list of IOP_ServiceContext's is passed instead of, for example, just the context record.

    Own Id: OTP-5660

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The documentation referred to two different context definitions, the incorrect ServiceContext and the correct IOP_ServiceContext. The hrl file PATH/include/corba.hrl also contained the incorrect record definition. This has now been updated so that only IOP_ServiceContext is used and referred to.

    Own Id: OTP-5658

1.29  Orber 3.6

Improvements and New Features

  • It is now possible to define a Access Control List (ACL), which limits the host and ports Orber may connect to or accept connections from.

    Own Id: OTP-5567

  • It is now possible to add, and remove, listen interfaces. For more information, consult the User's Guide and the orber module Reference Manual.

    Own Id: OTP-5568

  • It is now possible to activate and deactivate Audit/Trail logging. One of the three built in interceptors will be used depending on the requested verbosity.

    Own Id: OTP-5569

  • It is now possible to configure Orber to add the interface, to exported local IOR:s, a Request came via.

    Own Id: OTP-5570

  • It is now possible to instruct Orber which local interface an outgoing Request shall be sent via. To accomplish this the Orber generic context must be added added to each invocation.

    Own Id: OTP-5571

  • It is now possible to define a default local interface, which Orber will use when connecting to another ORB.

    Own Id: OTP-5583