• TAO

    OpenDDS requires TAO. If you will be using the configure script for OpenDDS (see the INSTALL file for details), you do not need to download TAO first -- the configure script will download it for you.

    OpenDDS has been tested against the versions of TAO given below. Note that the _._a releases are from OCI and can be obtained from The DOC Group releases can be obtained from For responsive support from OCI it is recommended that the latest version of the OCI release of TAO used for OpenDDS development and testing be used.

    • OCI TAO 1.6a patch 15 or greater
    • OCI TAO 2.0a patch 7 or greater
    • OCI TAO 2.2a patch 7 or greater
    • DOC Group TAO 2.3.2 or greater

  • GNU Make

    GNU Make 3.80 or higher is used for automating the compiling and linking of OpenDDS on Unix and Linux systems.

  • Perl

    Perl is used for running the automated tests and examples included in this source tree, or if you will be generating Makefiles or Visual Studio project files.

    The "configure" script also uses Perl.

    On Windows platforms, we recommend the use of ActiveState Perl.

Operating Systems

This release of OpenDDS has been tested under the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Linux Red Hat EL 5 (x86_64), Red Hat EL 6.2 (x86_64), Fedora 12, 15, and 17 (x86_64), Fedora Core 6 (x86), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86_64), openSUSE 11.4 and 12.2 (x86_64)
  • SunOS 5.10 (Solaris 10) (SPARC), SunOS 5.11 (OpenSolaris 2009.06) (x86)
  • MacOSX Yosemite

This release of OpenDDS has been tested using the following compilers:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 9 with SP1 (Visual Studio 2008)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 10 with SP1 (Visual Studio 2010)
  • gcc 4.1.x (deprecated after 3.7)
  • gcc 4.4.x
  • gcc 4.5.x
  • gcc 4.6.x
  • gcc 4.7.x
  • Clang 3.2
  • Sun C++ 5.9 SunOS_sparc Patch 124863-01 2007/07/25
Detailed Instructions

Please see the file INSTALL for detailed instructions on building DDS on a number of platforms.