A lot of work has gone into this release primarily with the aim of stabilising new functionality wrote in previous beta/alpha versions. Here are some of the highlights included in this release:
- An fantastic demo showing how to run Infinispan in EC2. Check Noel O'Connor's blog last month for more detailed information.
- Enable Hot Rod servers to run behind a proxy in environments such as EC2, and make TCP buffers and TCP no delay flag configurable for both the server and client.
- Important performance improvements for Infinispan based Lucene directory and Hot Rod client and sever.
- To avoid confusion, the single jar distribution has been removed. The two remaining distributions are: The bin distribution containing the Infinispan modules and documentation, and the all distribution which adds demos on top of that.
A more detailed changelog can be found here.
Finally, if you're a user of Infinispan 4.0 or 4.1, please make sure you download and try this release out so that any outstanding issues are fixed in time for the final release. Also, if you're interested in finding out more about Infinispan's architecture, don't miss Manik's latest article explaining Infinispan's 'nuts and bolts'.