I am happy to announce that release 1.3.3 of the POCO C++ Libraries is finally available. More than any other release before, this release was a true community effort. Sergey Kholodilov contributed the MySQL connector for Data, and Ferdinand Beyer contributed the foundation of what now is the Crypto library. Chris Johnson helped bringing POCO to Cygwin and MinGW. Jiang Shan provided valuable input and bugfixes. Sergey Skorokhodov backported bugfixes from the trunk to the 1.3.3 release. And many others sent us bug reports or patches (see the Contributors page for a full list). Thank you! Last but not least I’d like to thank Alex “Mr. Data” Fabijanic, who was the driving force behind that release, and who also helped to bring POCO forward during periods when I was too much occupied by other projects.
So, what’s new in 1.3.3?
Release 1.3.3 of the POCO C++ Libraries contains over 60 improvements and bug fixes. Improvements have been made to the multithreading classes (user-settable stack size), to events (simplified syntax based on new delegate function template), logging (time-based log file rotation), reactor framework, and others (see the CHANGELOG for a full list of changes). Support for MySQL has been added to the Data library. New Crypto and Zip libraries have been added. The build system has been revised, and the POCO C++ Libraries now work with GCC 4.3 and Visual Studio 2008.
And now let’s work full steam on the 1.4 release!