GO-Global for UNIX Release Notes
Version 2.3.0

January 05, 2016

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  1. Introduction
  2. Supported Platforms
  3. Known Issues
  4. Issues Resolved

1. Introduction

GO-Global for UNIX Version 2.3 is a minor release of GO-Global for UNIX. It contains several important bug fixes and includes support for several additional operating systems.
You are invited to download, test, deploy, and provide comments about this distribution. Version 2.3.0 is a minor release of GO-Global for UNIX, and as such supersedes any and all previous 2.x releases. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to this latest release in order to benefit from the maintenance fixes and improved product stability it provides. This release of GO-Global for UNIX may be downloaded from our FTP site (as anonymous user):

$ ftp ftp.graphon.com
<log in as user anonymous>
ftp> cd
ftp> bin
ftp> ls
ftp> get GO-Global_for_UNIX-[platform].bin
ftp> quit
Please provide feedback to the following email address: support@graphon.com

2. Supported Platforms

Server Platforms

Client Platforms


3. Known Issues

  1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported in this release, but SLES 12 does not include full support for the Linux Standards Base (LSB) platform that is required by FlexNet Publisher. As a workaround, the following command can be used to enable FlexNet Publisher to run on SLES 12:
        ln -s /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 /lib64/ld-lsb-x86-64.so.3
  2. Several recent versions of KDE and Gnome desktop environments require 3D hardware acceleration that is not supported by GO-Global for UNIX. This makes these desktop environments incompatible with GO-Global for UNIX. The following environments are known to have issues:
    • KDE on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v6.x
    • KDE on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v11.x
    • Gnome on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.x
    GraphOn has determined that the effort required to implement the acceleration platforms required to resolve these problems would outweigh the utility of the end result, both in terms of cost and in efficiency of the new solution. We have also observed that the changes that have made KDE and Gnome incompatible with GO-Global for UNIX are being addressed by the KDE and Gnome maintainers, so we expect that they will eventually support usage with GO-Global. For example, the KDE shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux v6.x is not compatible, but the KDE shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.x is compatible.
  3. Several Linux vendors have begin shipping distributions that use a "Predictable" or "Consistent" network device naming scheme, where network devices are named based on a new convention, allowing them to retain their names when hardware is added or removed from the system. This is not compatible with the version of FlexNet Publisher that ships with GO-Global for UNIX. As a result, administrators must disable this mechanism or otherwise cause the network devices to be named "eth0", and so on. Please consult the operating system documentation for options and recommendations on how to manage this configuration.

4. Issues Resolved

4.1 Resolved in 2.3.0