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First testing version - by Gerd Stolpmann, 2009-11-13

A first testing version of Ocamlnet 3 has been released: Ocamlnet-3.0test1.

The idea of this release is to make this version available to a larger audience for testing, and to allow everybody to check whether code using this library still works. It is not yet ready for production environments.

List of major changes:

  • Port to Win32 (as outlined in Stranger an a strange land)
  • The new Rpc_proxy layer (as described in The next server, please!)
  • Extensions of Netplex
  • New implementation of the Shell library for starting subprocesses
  • Uniform debugging with Netlog.Debug
  • Exception printers (Netexn)
  • Introduction of pollsets (Netsys_pollset); removal of (i.e. more than 1024 file descriptors)
  • The netcgi1 library has been dropped in favor of netcgi2

There are also a lot of minor changes. Some of the changes are incompatible with code written for Ocamlnet 2.

Testers are especially encouraged to check whether Ocamlnet 3 still works on all platforms, because a lot of new platform-specific code has been added. I mainly tested with Linux and the MinGW port for Win32.

The library is not yet available via GODI. I'm working on this.

More blog postings will follow describing the highlights.

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