The Spread Toolkit provides tools for developing reliable and robust distributed applications ranging from collaboration tools to fault-tolerant database servers to replicated Web servers. It consists of a daemon which provides multicast messaging, reliability, ordering, and membership services, and a library which applications link with. Spread provides a simple API for writing group applications and is designed to provide high performance for local and wide area networking applications.

This release focuses on performance and some bugfixes. It improves the speed of memberships and scalability of the C library locking. It defaults to using Unix domain sockets on the same host connections for improved throughput and allows membership and flow control parameters to be configured at run time

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