[Ns-developers] ns-2 release candidate available for testing
tomh at tomh.org
Tue Jun 2 06:51:07 PDT 2009
Tom Henderson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've posted some new release candidates for the following packages:
> They are available at the following location:
> ns-2.34 is mainly a maintenance release with the following major
> differences from ns-2.33:
> 1) AOMDV (On-demand Multipath Distance Vector Routing in Ad Hoc
> Networks) implementation
> 2) Tmix synthetic Internet traffic generation tool
> 3) Collection of bug fixes for 802.11Ext model
> In addition, the recent Linux distributions (especially Fedora Core 10)
> started to have problems with the previous releases, so there are some
> fixes aimed at better 64-bit support and support for Fedora Core 10.
> These packages still rely on the 8.4 series of Tcl/Tk. I had hoped to
> release these a while back but I was trying to bump them to Tcl/Tk-8.5
> (especially thanks to patches from Amir Habibi). However, after some
> internal testing of some release candidates with Tcl/Tk-8.5, I decided
> that it would be safer to make the transition after this release.
> Therefore, if your platform supports tcl/tk development packages only
> for version 8.5 (I think FC10 is the main one in this category) please
> use the ns-allinone-2.34 version for now.
> How you can help
> Please give these packages a try on your system. If you encounter a
> problem, please first download the equivalent package for the previous
> version (i.e., ns-2.33 or nam-1.13) and see if you get the same problem
> or if we are introducing a new problem. Then let me know, and cc the
> ns-developers list. Please specify as much detail as you can about the
> system (operating system version, CPU architecture, gcc version, etc.).
> If you can send in a patch that fixes any problem, this is even better.
> If there aren't any major problems, we can make this a real release at
> the beginning of June, or else I'll create new release candidates as
Just a brief update on this status-- I'm waiting for a bugfix patch from
the 802.11Ext team (later this week), and then I think we can make this
release. I haven't heard any complaints about the build.
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