We recently released the Digipede Network 2.4. Among other things, this release provides support for hosting .NET 4 applications, some new features to improve management and control, and enhanced server-side performance. The entire list and downloads are available on the community site. You can read more about it on the Interwebs:
- The intrepid John Powers dives into it more in his post, Digipede Network 2.4 — Beyond the Press Release.
- Also, Michael Feldman of HPCwire wrote about the release here Digipede Sticks to Its Grid Computing Roots.
- The press release (this is a link to the PDF).
Those paying close attention might ask "what happened to 2.3?" The answer is Digipede trivia.
- Part of a failed experimental branch? No.
- Is 2.4 actually numbered 2.3.1 under the covers? No. (A minor dig at Windows 6 R2).
The actual reason dates back to the days when .NET 2 was released. Back then, we were ready to release Digipede Network 1.1 with .NET 2 support. To avoid naming confusion with .NET 1.1, we decided to skip the “.1” and went straight to “.2”. Was it in fact less confusing? Probably not materialy.
So, why no 2.3? It is an ever so slight (and obscure) homage to those early days: for .NET 4 we decided to release something that ends in “.4”.
Like I said: trivia.