CECID Hermes 188.8.131.52 Released
Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China - 15 August 2005 - Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development
University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to announce that
a new version of our open source ebXML software, Hermes 184.108.40.206 has been released
to the ebXML community, www.freebXML.org. Thanks to code
and requirement contributions by developers around the
world, Hermes has been continuously improving its quality
and performance. CECID would like to thank all the contributors
to this new release of Hermes.The list of contributors
is recognized in the copyright notice of the software.
Other than some bugs fixing, a few enhancement features
are included in Hermes 220.127.116.11. Firstly, Hermes 18.104.22.168
will reject self-signed certificate when verifying digital
signature. This new feature is to prevent a potential problem
which may occur when somebody uses a self-signed certificate
to spoof someone else with a correct application context.
Secondly, compared with previous version, Hermes 22.214.171.124’s
performance is enhanced when large payload is received.
Thirdly, Hermes 126.96.36.199 makes use of prepared statement
to enable database access optimization in some cases. Last
but not least, some coding has been rearranged in Hermes
188.8.131.52 to avoid overloading of database connection pool.
About Hermes (www.cecid.hku.hk/hermes.php)
Hermes is a Business-to-Business (B2B) Messaging Server which provides a standardized,
reliable and secure infrastructure for enterprises to exchange business data
on the Internet. Developers from 80+ economies have downloaded Hermes’ source
code. Hermes has many successful use cases, most of which are innovative,
cost-effective applications used by enterprises for exchange of business documents
such as POs and invoices. Some local users of Hermes include MTRC, OOCL, Sony,
HMV, bigboXX.com and HKSAR Government's Marine Department. Besides accreditation
by the ebXML Asia Committee with Level 2 and 3 ebXML Asia Interoperability
Certificates, Hermes has won Certificates of Merit (Product Category) at the
6th HK Computer Society IT Excellence Awards and the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards
2004 (R&D Category). Recently, Hermes has won the Grand Award in Infrastructure
Building and Communication Application of Hong Kong Linux Business Award 2005.
Hermes is professionally supported by CECID. Different support packages covering
installation, connectivity, integration, enhancement and plug-ins development
are available to cater to different needs.
Visit www.cecid.hku.hk/open-source/ to
learn more about the support.
About CECID (http://www.cecid.hku.hk)
Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development
(CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce research
and development with the vision of helping organizations increase their
competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce enabling
technologies, participates in important international e-commerce initiatives,
supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific
Region, and transfers e-commerce technology and skills to the community.
With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's Innovation
and Technology Commission, CECID is an active member of OASIS and the
ebXML Asia Committee. The Center also collaborates with a number of
lead technology users in the Asia-Pacific.
PR Contacts for Press and Analysts
Dorris Tai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2859 2818
Fax: +852 2547 4611