The Grid Community Toolkit documentation was taken from the Globus Toolkit 6.0 documentation. As a result, there may be inaccuracies and outdated information. Please report any problems to the Grid Community Forums as GitHub issues.

GCT → Release Notes


The Grid Community Toolkit (GCT) development team is pleased to make the 6.2 release of the GCT available for download.

By following the Quickstart guide, you can easily install and setup a full GCT environment in minutes.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Overall

    • The Grid Community Forum took over development of the former Globus - now - Grid Community Toolkit

    • Integration of community patches and patches from the Globus team

    • Deactivation of usage statistics collection by default

  • GridFTP

    • None.

  • C Common Libraries

    • None.

To view details for each component, see Release Notes by Component.

Obtaining and Installing Software

To download this release, go to the GCT Releases page on GitHub.

For information on installing this release, go to the 6.2 Installation Guide.

Java Client API Download

Java client APIs to the GCT 6.0 services are available from the jGlobus project.

Platform Notes

Check out platform-specific installation issues here.


Use the documentation which starts here.

Feel free to offer any suggestions or feedback using JIRA (the "Documentation" project).


An overview on GCT support can be found here.


The Grid Community Toolkit is distributed and licensed for use under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

To view the licenses of the 3rd party software used by the developers of the Grid Community Toolkit, see 3rd Party Licenses.

Usage Statistics

This is deactivated by default since GCT 6.2. For more information about usage statistics collection, see Usage Statistics Collection.

Release Notes by Component