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Getting Started with Ice

Start here if you're new to Ice:

Need help? Open an issue or start a discussion on GitHub.

Ice 3.7 Resources

The latest Ice release includes a host of new features and improvements.

Looking for an earlier Ice release? Visit the documentation for Ice 3.6, Ice 3.5, or visit our table of previous releases to find what you need.

Ice Touch and Ice-E have been incorporated into Ice as of Ice 3.7.

DataStorm Resources

DataStorm is a new publish-subscribe service, currently in alpha testing.

Additional Resources


Freeze has been unbundled from Ice as of version 3.7 and is now available as a separate, standalone package. Documentation and installation instructions are available in the Freeze Manual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our list of Frequently Asked Questions provides detailed answers to the questions we get asked most frequently. If you don't find the answer to your question here or in the Ice manual, feel free to open an issue or start a discussion on GitHub..


We have written a number of technical articles with in-depth treatments on specific topics that might interest you. For example, the article about our chat demo describes how we designed and implemented a real-world application that incorporates client applications in multiple programming languages and deployment platforms, security and firewall considerations, and session-based server implementation techniques.