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 As a result, there may be inaccuracies and outdated information.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 GT development team is pleased to make a new stable release of the Globus Toolkit available for download.

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

Highlights of this release include:

  • Overall

    • Migrate from CVS to

    • Simplified package by eliminating GPT and library flavors

    • Integrate tests into native package build process

    • Porting to windows — mingw (partial) and cygwin

    • Add support for el7 (CentOS 7, RHEL 7)

    • Add binary package for Mac OS X

    • Make binaries and scripts more easily relocatable (don’t need to set GLOBUS_LOCATION for most cases)

  • GridFTP

    • UDT Support for Wide-Area, Lossy Networks

    • UDT NAT Traversal, supported by Globus Connect Personal for

    • S3/HTTP support, allowing GridFTP transfers to and from Amazon S3

    • DCSC for cross-domain transfers without mutual trust

  • 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 Downloads Page.

For information on installing this release, go to the 6.0 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 GT support can be found here.


The Globus 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 Globus Toolkit, click here.

Usage Statistics

For full information about usage statistics collected by GT 6.0 and how to opt-out, see Usage Statistics Collection by the Globus Alliance.

Release Notes by Component