Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Infinispan 4.1.0 "Radegast" 2nd release candidate just released!

I've just released Infinispan 4.1.0.CR2, codenamed Radegast.  Why is this release so important?  Because it is very close to the final version of the Hot Rod wire protocol, and the client and server modules that sit on either end of Hot Rod, allowing remote and non-JVM access to the data grid.  Further, the memached protocol - along with the ability to make use of any existing memcached client - is also supported.

Since the last release candidate, a number of important bugs - as reported by you, the community - have been addressed, all details available on this release note report.

Thanks go out to the community for contributions, lots of testing and feedback, and given that I hope this to be the last release candidate before a final release of 4.1.0, I'm counting on even more feedback, etc. for this release.  Keep 'em coming, people! :-)

The release is available on Sourceforge, please use the user forums for questions and JIRA to report issues.


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Infinispan 4.1.0.CR1 is now available!

After very busy last few weeks with JUDCon and JBoss World/Red Hat Summit, we're proud to release Infinispan 4.1.0.CR1, the first candidate release of the Infinispan 4.1 series. The release is downloadable in the usual place.

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'.

Galder Zamarreño