Please note that these documents are for an OBSOLETE version of the Globus Toolkit. For more information see 5.2 End of Life

GT 5.2.2 Release Notes


1. Introduction

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

By following the Quickstart guide, you can easily install and setup a full GT environment in minutes.

Repos support update

  • No longer supported: Debian 5; Fedora 13, 14
  • Newly supported: Debian 7 (testing); Ubuntu 10.04LTS, 12.04 (testing)
  • Supported: CentOS 5,6; Fedora 15, 16; RHEL 5,6; Scientific Linux 5,6; Debian 6,7; Ubuntu 10.04, 10,10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04;

Highlights of this release include:

  • GridFTP

    • Added a new recommended "hybrid" server configuration option, which only creates backend connections if client requests stripes
    • Fixed a security bug where GridFTP acts as wrong user when user doesn't exist
    • Improved memory management and process management
    • Improved reliability
  • GRAM5

    • Fixed a number of bugs found by OSG during high scalability testing.
    • Added job expiration and automatic cleanup for jobs that finish, but client does not do a final commit for several hours. This is configurable via RSL. Improves use of Condor-G for OSG.
    • Added site .rvf file support. This allows a site administrator to modify default RSL values and add or remove RSL attributes locally, without modifying packaged files. This allows configuration to remain when package updates are released.
  • MyProxy

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

    • Updated to gsissh v5.4.

To view details for each component, see Section 8, “Release Notes by Component”.

2. Obtaining and Installing Software

To download this release, go to the 5.2.2 Download page.

For information on installing this release, go to the 5.2.2 Installation Guide.

2.1. Java Client API Download

Java client APIs to the GT 5.2 services are available via the jGlobus project.

3. Platform Notes

Check out platform-specific installation issues here.

4. Documentation

Use the documentation which starts here.

Feel free to offer any suggestions or feedback using JIRA (the "Documentation" project).

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 5.2.2 and how to opt-out, see Usage Statistics Collection by the Globus Alliance.

8. Release Notes by Component