An important patch for the 1.4.3 release is available. In 1.4.3, Poco::Util::WinRegistryKey used a function (RegDeleteKeyEx) not available on Windows XP 32-bit (it is available starting with WinXP 64-bit SP3). This prevented applications using WinRegistryKey (or ServerApplication, which uses this class) from running on Windows XP. Bug report is here.
This has been fixed in 1.4.3p1, which has just been released. Along with this issue, we have also fixed a testsuite failure in the Foundation testsuite and two potential warnings in the WebSocket sources. Upgrading is recommended for everyone using POCO on Windows. There is no need to re-download the entire release. A patched Util/src/WinRegistryKey.cpp file has been attached to the bug report.
Release 1.4.3 of the POCO C++ Libraries is now available. This release contains new features and various improvements and bugfixes. Notable new features are support for HTTP Digest authentication (contributed by Anton V. Yabchinskiy) and WebSockets (RFC 6455). As always, the CHANGELOG has all the details. Upgrading is recommended for all users of previous releases.
We are proud to introduce our latest product, built with POCO: my-devices.net.
my-devices.net is a web and cloud-based platform enabling secure remote access to the built-in web server of smart devices such as industrial automation systems, smart home devices, monitoring and control systems for heating, solarthermal or photovoltaic plants, and similar systems. With my-devices.net, any device with a built-in web server can be securely accessed remotely over the internet using any web browser running on a PC, smartphone or tablet. This even works if the device is behind a NAT router, firewall or proxy server.
For more information, please visit my-devices.net. If you want to try out the system with your own device, please let us know!
At this year’s Embedded Software Engineering Kongress (5-9 December, Sindelfingen, Germany) I’ll give an introductory workshop to POCO. The workshop, titled “Get Connected mit C++ und Open-Source-Bibliotheken” will be on Monday, December 5, from 14:00 to 17:30. Like the entire event, the workshop will be in German language.
For more information, please see here.
This release fixes issues for some users caused by a change to Poco::SharedLibrary (use of RTLD_DEEPBIND on Linux). This change has been reverted. Instead, overloads to load() and the constructor are provided that allow flags being passed to the loader. One of the flags currently supported in SHLIB_LOCAL, resulting in dlopen() being called with RTLD_LOCAL instead of RTLD_GLOBAL, which is the default. Another bug has been fixed as well. As always, the CHANGELOG has the details. Upgrading is recommended for all users using Poco::SharedLibrary or Poco::ClassLoader.
Release 1.4.2 of the POCO C++ Libraries is now available. This release contains bugfixes, some performance improvements and a few new features. As always, the CHANGELOG has all the details. Upgrading is recommended for all users of 1.4.1.
Special thanks to Marian Krivos for his help in getting the release ready.
The SVN branch for the upcoming 1.4.2 release has been created today. It already contains a few improvements and bugfixes (see CHANGELOG) and more will be added in the coming days so that we will have a release in the second week of July if everything goes well.
We will organize a get-together for POCO developers and users on July 6 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Meet the POCO team from Applied Informatics and fellow POCO users at the Kubus im Forum am Schlosspark, starting at 19:00, to talk about all things related to POCO. Please reply to this post or send us a short email if you plan to attend so that we can plan ahead. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Applied Informatics, the company behind POCO, together with electronics design partner company TeBAL is this year’s winner of Austrian’s prestigious consulting award Constantinus in the Open Source category.