TAO (The ACE ORB) is an advanced, CORBA-compliant, real-time Object Request Broker (ORB). It is designed to meet the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of real-time applications, resulting in superior end-to-end predictability, efficiency, and scalable performance. It implements the latest CORBA specifications from the OMG. It is built with components from the ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) C++ framework, resulting in a highly extensible architecture, adaptability to a wide variety of situations, and portability across a broad range of platforms. Although TAO was designed to meet the demanding requirements of real-time applications, it is also well-suited for general-purpose CORBA applications.
|Tags||Software Development CORBA Object Request Broker ORB C++|
|Operating Systems||Windows POSIX AIX HP-UX Linux Solaris Mac OS X vxWorks LynxOS|
Release Notes: This release has improved support for AMI and AMH, wide characters, IPv6, and security. There are many interface repository bugfixes and Notification Service enhancements (monitoring and control). Further footprint reductions. Better control over RT CORBA dynamic thread lifetimes and thread-lane endpoints. Updated C++ language mapping support. A new ZIOP (compression) transport protocol. New ORB initialization options.
Release Notes: This includes many new features and improvements over the previous commercially supported (1.2a) release, and has been extensively tested across a wide variety of platforms (over 11,000 tests run on 40 hardware/compiler combinations) to increase availability and stability.
Release Notes: This release raises the OMG CORBA compliance level substantially (to 2.5). It now also includes RT CORBA 1.0, support for the portable interceptors, bi-directional GIOP/IIOP, interoperable naming services, dynamic anys, level 1 CORBA security, and more extensive platform support. For Government users, TAO provides level 8 DIICOE compliance.
Release Notes: New platform support for 64r- bit HP-UX, Windows 2000, and Win98, additional CORBA services (notification, logging, and concurrency), support for scheduling service and load balancing, and support for pluggable protocols (enabling different transports with no application-level code changes).
Release Notes: This is the first formal release.