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Coast Guard 47' Motor Lifeboat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007[1]

GemStone 3.0.1

GemStone/S 64 3.0.1 was released on Monday of this week.GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.0.1 is a new version of the GemStone/S 64 Bit object server. This release provides feature enhancements and fixes a number of serious 3.0 bugs.

Release notes, Install Guide and manuals are available here. Be sure to carefully read the GemStone 3.0.0 release notes, if this is the first time you have used GemStone/S 3.0 as there are significant differences between GemStone3.x and GemStone 2.x

GLASS 1.0-beta.8.7

GemStone 3.0.1 ships with GLASS 1.0-beta.8.7 pre-installed in $GEMSTONE/bin/extent0.seaside.dbf.

Currently there is no path for upgrading a GemStone 2.x GLASS application to GemStone 3.0.1. The upgrade path will be defined in a future release.

If you are running a production application in GemStone 2.x, it is recommended that you continue to use GemStone 2.x for production. You should port your application to GemStone 3.0.1 in preparation for the time when the upgrade procedure is defined.

If you are starting a new application then you should use GemStone 3.0.1 as a starting point.

Download and Installation

You can download the binaries from or visit downloads page and use the script to download and install GemStone 3.0.1 on your machine (highly recommended).

Starting a 3.0.1 stone

Once you’ve installed Gemstone in /opt/gemstone/product, follow these steps to start and stop the stone:

  1. Define GEMSTONE environment variables  ($GEMSTONE/bin and $GEMSTONE/seaside/bin added to your $PATH environment variable):
    source /opt/gemstone/product/seaside/defSeaside

    It is recommended that you add this step to your .bashrc.

  2. Copy the system.conf and GLASS extent0.dbf files to data directory:
    cp $GEMSTONE/seaside/system.conf \
    chmod +w $GEMSTONE/seaside/data/system.conf
    cp $GEMSTONE/bin/extent0.seaside.dbf \
    chmod +w $GEMSTONE/seaside/data/extent0.dbf

    This step is performed as part of the script.

  3. Start netldi and stone processes:
  4. Ensure stone process is running:
    gslist -lcv
  5. Stop stone process:

Check the Starting a stone page on the glass db wiki for updates to the above procedure.

GemTools 1.0-beta.8.5

A One-Click GemTools 1.0-beta.8.5 for GemStone 3.0.1 can be obtained from the downloads page or you can download GemTools 1.0-beta.8.5 for Gemstone/S 3.0.1 all platforms directly.

You can build a custom GemTools image by following these steps on the glass db wiki.

Seaside 3.0, Magritte 2.0, and Pier 2.0

I have new releases of Seaside, Magritte and Pier that have been ported to GemStone 3.0.1 queued up and they should be made available shortly.


[1] “Mike” Michael L. Baird, / CC BY 2.0

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