[Zope-Annce] ZEO 1.0 beta 5 released

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 17:01:10 -0500 (EST)

The fifth beta release of ZEO 1.0 was released today.  It is
available at http://www.zope.org/Products/ZEO.  I expect that this
will be the final beta release of ZEO 1.0.

Zope Enterprise Objects (ZEO) provides the ability for multiple
processes to use a single Zope Object Database.  ZEO turns the Zope
object system into a distributed architecture, allowing multiple
processors, machines, and networks to act as one website.

The 1.0b5 release fixes one serious bug that was found during use of
the previous release.  A version with these fixes has been in
production use on zope.org for more than a week.  The complete change
log is:

    - Fix a bug introduced in earlier beta that caused the storage
      server to leak two file descriptors per client connection,
      eventually leading to a crash.

    - Reduced the amount of memory consumed by the logging

    - There were numerous small changes to close() methods and the
      test suite to avoid leaking (much) memory when a single process
      opens and closes many ClientStorage objects.