May 3rd, 2021
BRTT is pleased to announce our latest software release: Antelope 5.11. This year a concerted effort has gone into keeping up with software platform changes in Linux and macOS. Improvements include the following:
- Wider Platform Support – Antelope 5.11 supports RedHat and CentOS Linux 7.x and 8.x (compiled on versions 7.6 and 8.2) as well as macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina, the compilation platform) and 11.0 (Big Sur).
- Rewritten CD1.1 Transmitter and Receiver – We have rewritten the CD1.1 transmitter and receiver to improve security and align them with the updated orb2orb program.
- Refined and Improved orb2orb – Usability fixes to streamline the parameter file and increase the configuration possibilities when managing hundreds of connections
With these upgrades, we continue to push Antelope as the leading edge of data monitoring technology, while creating a more intuitive user experience.
For a more detailed view on all the latest changes and features, please refer to the Antelope 5.11 release notes below.
The notes below outline the major changes in Antelope 5.10. These notes are also in a file called Changes in the top-level directory of the Antelope 5.11 install image in more detailed form.
May 3rd, 2021
OVERVIEW OF ANTELOPE 5.11 -------------------------
This year a great deal of work has gone into supporting both RHEL7 (the official Linux release platform) and RHEL8 Linux, as well as macOS Big Sur (macOS 11) alongside the official macOS release platform of Catalina (macOS 10.15). Work on the latter has included numerous changes to the Antelope installer to mitigate the impact of the Apple Gatekeeper.
On the application side, we have rewritten the CD1.1 transmitter and receivers, cd11rcv2orb(1) and orb2cd11xmit(1), making multiple internal and security improvements and aligning them with the new liboorb object-oriented orb-protocol library. We have refined and improved orb2orb(1), simplifying the parameter file a bit to improve usability. Organizations with existing orb2orb.pf parameter files may need to run the orb2orb_pfconvert(1) script to convert to them the latest format, or follow by hand the specifications in the orb2orb(1) man-page.