With addition of the blog to the ØMQ website, "highligths" section became obsolete. We've decided to remove it altogether to save the precious real estate on the web frontpage.
However, to keep the track of what have been happening in the past, all historical highlights were collected and moved to this blog.
- April 1st, 2010: Ada language binding was created by Per Sandberg and can be found here.
- March 25th, 2010: Performance benchmark for ØMQ/2.0.6 on top of SDP/InfiniBand stack was provided by Michael Santy and can be found here.
- March 16th, 2010: ØMQ version 2.0.6 (beta) has been released with all-new documentation and many enhancements.
- March 11th, 2010: Test showing impact of message copying on latency were provided by Michael Santy. The tests are also useful to get an idea of performance of ØMQ/2.0 on top on InfiniBand. See the results here.
- Febrary 26th, 2010: Improved Python binding (support for polling etc.) was created by Brian Granger. Check it here.
- February 20th, 2010: Lua binding was created by Aleksey Yeschenko. You can check it here.
- February 18th, 2010: Recorded Connect community webinar is available here. Slides from the webinar can be downloaded from here.
- February 16th, 2010: Thanks to Adrian von Bidder and Peter Busser, Debian packages for ØMQ are now available.
- February 10th, 2010: Webinar on messaging in general and ØMQ in particular will be held on February 18th, 5:00PM GMT. You can register for the webinar here.
- January 29th, 2010: A demonstration of sending video over ØMQ created by Martin Lucina is available here.
- January 23rd, 2010: Haskell language binding for ØMQ/2.0 was created by Toralf Wittner. The package can be found here.
- January 21st, 2010: Linux Weekly News have published an article about ØMQ. Check it here.
- January 17th, 2010: ØMQ/2.0-beta2 is released. Aside of several bugfixes it provides new IPC (inter-process) transport that significantly reduces latency when passing messages between processes on the same box.
- January 7th, 2010: ØMQ/2.0-beta1 is released. It includes Common Lisp API, zero-copy for large messages and more.
- December 4th, 2009: Check performance results for Common Lisp binding at Vitaly Mayatskikh's blog.
- December 4th, 2009: ØMQ IRC chatroom is available here.
- November 27th, 2009: Common Lisp binding for ØMQ/2.0 was created by Vitaly Mayatskikh. Get the source code here.
- October 30th, 2009: Open Source firms iMatix Corporation and FastMQ Inc. today announced the acquisition of FastMQ by iMatix. FastMQ's flagship product, ZeroMQ, branded as the "Fastest. Messaging. Ever." will join iMatix's other messaging products, OpenAMQ and Zyre. Read more.
- September 23th, 2009: Alpha3 version of ØMQ/2.0 is available. It features multicast bus and support for request/reply scenarios. Download.
- September 17th, 2009: Alpha2 version of ØMQ/2.0 is available. Check it to try out new multicast support, subscription mechanism, forwarder device and more.
- September 9th, 2009: Alpha1 version of ØMQ/2.0 is available. Check it to learn about new socket-like API and provide us with feedback.
- September 7th, 2009: ØMQ/1.0.1 is available. This version brings Lua, Tcl and Delphi bindings to ØMQ. In addition it fixes several bugs found in version 1.0.0.
- August 4th, 2009: Delphi binding for ØMQ was created by Daniele Teti. The source code can be found here. He'll have a talk about ØMQ for Delphi developers at ITDevCon.
- July 13th, 2009: ØMQ/1.0.0 is available. Aside of several bug fixes and improvements new version comes with integrated build of OpenPGM reliable multicast library.
- April 8th, 2009: ØMQ/0.6 is available. This version introduces load-balancing capabilities, on-disk offload for the large queues, support for Mono and OpenVMS etc.
- March 1st, 2009: Blog on ØMQ port to OpenVMS platform can be found here.
- February 8th, 2009: There's an article discussing how low-level monitoring tools like Wireshark can be used to monitor network traffic based on business criteria. Example is included that shows how to get graph representation of bandwidth used by stock quotes vs. trades vs. order confirmations.
- February 6th, 2009: ØMQ/0.5 is available. New version introduces .NET compatibility, PGM reliable multicast, AMQP and SCTP support, congestion management as well as several other features.
- January 7th, 2009: Windows installer package for ØMQ/0.4 is available here.
- December 22nd, 2008: Comprehensive table of existing and prospective functionality in ØMQ is available.
- December 17th, 2008: There's a new whitepaper describing different messaging architectures and explaining how ØMQ differs from traditional messaging products available.
- December 15th, 2008: Holger Hoffstätte: In the unlikely case that anybody else is using Gentoo you might be interested in an ebuild for automatic installation, hosted in my private mercurial repository.
- December 9th, 2008: ØMQ version 0.4 was released. Most importantly, it's the first ØMQ package licensed under LGPL. Aside of that ØMQ/0.4 adds support for new platforms (AIX, HP-UX, OpenBSD, QNX Neutrino, Windows) and uses advanced polling mechanisms to cope with thousands of simultaneous network connections.
- November, 14th, 2008: There's a whitepaper presenting performance results for ØMQ/0.3.1 on 10Gb Ethernet available.
- November 11th, 2008: Interesting paper investigating performance of AMQP over InfiniBand can be found here. The benchmark used is based on ØMQ "stock exchange" example.
- November 7th, 2008: Novell partners with FastMQ to tune ØMQ for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time.
- October 23th, 2008: We've run few tests comparing latencies on standard and real-time Linux kernels. The tests have shown that real-time kernel is able to eliminate all the latency peaks. Still, it does so with the trade-off of slightly increasing average latency.
- October, 13th, 2008: There's a whitepaper presenting performance results for ØMQ/0.3.1 on top of SDP/InfiniBand stack available.
- October, 8th, 2008: ØMQ is LGPL'd from now on! LGPL version is available in the form of source code in Subversion at the moment. LGPL'd package is coming soon.
- September 25th, 2008: ØMQ version 0.3.1 was released. It's backwards compatible with version 0.3 and adds some usability features like allowing to use network interface name instead of IP address, single centralised include file, man pages, etc.
- September 25th, 2008: Document describing how to build ØMQ on QNX neutrino real-time operating system was contributed by Alexej Lotz.
- September 22nd, 2008: High Performance on Wall Street: meet FastMQ Inc. at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY
- September 9th, 2008: "Python and C extensions for ØMQ are available. Performance results are not yet available, but coming soon."
- September 4th, 2008: "Tests with ØMQ on the top of SDP-MX/Myricom-10GbE stack show end-to-end latency of 13.4 microseconds. For those striving for ultra-low latency, I would suggest visiting Myricom's stall at High Performance on Wall Street conference (New York, September 22nd, 2008) and asking for detailed performance figures."
- September 3rd, 2008: "Java extension for ØMQ is available. It's not a part of official ØMQ package yet, so you have to download is separately and build it by hand. Performance tests show end-to-end latency of 36 microseconds and throughput of 1.5 million messages a second."
- September 2nd, 2008 (discussion on ØMQ mailing list): "I work in an smallish trading organization where we own licenses to Tibco/Elvin and 29West's LBM in addition to market data system built on another messaging system whose API is hidden to us. Nothing would delight us more than a viable open source solution which will be there for a while and free us from vendor lockin or the threat of end of product lifecycle event."
- September 2nd, 2008 (discussion on ØMQ mailing list): "I do not see any competitor to ØMQ but I do know a few closed source messaging vendors. These vendors are now stuck with a hard to sell product and an uncertain economic future - remember Talarian? However, once ØMQ gets some traction, they will see the light. Open sourcing to build critical mass will be a natural strategy for them."
- August 11th, 2008: "We are happy to announce that version 0.3 of ØMQ lightweight messaging kernel is out of the door! The main improvements are improved usability by adhering to standard messaging paradigm of routing messages into message queues and improved performance (over 3 million messages a second)."
- August 6th, 2008 (Andy Piper's blog): "For some non-IBM messaging middleware updates, just to note that ØMQ sounds intriguing. I’ve done a lot of work with clients in the financial sector in particular, so I’ll be interested to see how this develops. One of the nice things about my other "pet" product, WebSphere Message Broker, is that it sits in the sweet spot of connectivity between different transports and protocols, so I guess I’ll be looking at how to make things talk to one another if ØMQ takes off."
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