GT 5.0.5 Release Notes

1. Introduction

The GT development team is pleased to make a new stable release of the Globus Toolkit available for download.


GT5 does not include any of the Web Service components from GT4.

Highlights of this release include:

  • GridFTP

    • Added ability to restrict the directories/paths a server may access.
    • Added server support for setting file modification time.
    • Added ability (MLSC) to stream directory listings over the control channel.
  • GRAM5

    • Fixed bugs affecting stability found by OSG during high scalability testing.
    • Added "log facility" option to support GRAM logging to syslog.
  • MyProxy

    • Updated to MyProxy v5.6.
  • GSI-Enabled OpenSSH

    • Updated to gsissh v5.4.

2. Obtaining and Installing Software

To download this release, go to the 5.0.5 Download page.

For information on installing this release, go to the 5.0.5 Installation Guide.

2.1. Java Client API Download

GT 5.0 does not include any of the CoG JGlobus Java APIs that were included in the GT4 release series.   But, the JGlobus APIs can still be used with the GT5 services.  You can get them directly from the CoG JGlobus releases; see the following link:

Consider the following when determining which version of CoG JGlobus to use:

  • The GRAM development team used CoG JGlobus version 1.6.0 for performance testing.

  • The BIRN project used CoG JGlobus version 1.6.0 (plus patches) for GridFTP testing. All patches are included in 1.8.0.

  • At the time of the GT 5.0.5 release, 1.8.0 was the recommended version.  In general, the latest recommended CoG JGlobus version should be used.

3. Platform Notes

Check out platform-specific installation issues here.

These are some platform notes for 5.0.x in particular:

4. Documentation

Use the documentation which starts here.

Feel free to offer any suggestions or feedback using JIRA (the "Documentation" project). Note at the time of this release, the documentation feedback box that used to appear at the bottom of each page is not functioning after the recent website redesign. We are working on the matter and will have the feedback box available as soon as possible. Please note that this box is intended for feedback and suggestions only - for support, please read the following section.

5. Support

An overview on GT support can be found here.

6. Licensing

The Globus Toolkit is distributed and licensed for use under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

To view the licenses of the 3rd party software used by the developers of the Globus Toolkit, click here.

7. Usage Statistics

For full information about usage statistics collected by GT 5.0.5 and how to opt-out, see Usage Statistics Collection by the Globus Alliance.

8. Release Notes by Component