Access Grid 3.0 Release Available

Thomas D. Uram turam at
Wed May 3 10:59:42 CDT 2006

The Access Grid 3.0 software is available for download at:

This is a major new release of the Access Grid software.  (Note that AG3
is not compatible with AG2 releases; specifically, AG3 clients and servers
do not work with AG2 clients and servers.)

Release Highlights

           o Jabber client integration
           o Integrated meeting schedule viewer
           o Improved venue navigation
                 + View all Venues on server, exits from current Venue, or MyVenues
                 + Tree-based perusal of Venue space (without entering)
           o Added VenueClient user preferences
           o Certificate no longer required by VenueClient
           o Improved control of media tools through VenueClient
           o Multicast indicator on VenueClient
           o Integrated per-Venue Multicast Beacon client
           o Integrated beacon matrix
           o New bridging facility (available in any venue)
           o Encrypted network communications throughout
           o Simplified node configuration through discovery of node services
              and service managers on the local subnet (via Bonjour)
           o RAT: silence suppression off by default
           o VIC: stale streams time out and are removed
           o VIC: try to match source port to destination port before using
              ephemeral port as source (simplifies firewall handling for vic)
           o Windows users:  WDM capture device support, enabling use of
              capture cards with newer drivers (e.g. Winnov, iTuner)

For full information on this release, and a complete listing of the bugs
fixed, see the official release page.  For a tour of the new functionality,
refer to the testing tips at

As part of this release, the default AG3 venue server at

has been updated to the released AG3 code.  Note that AG3 beta Venue
Clients are incompatible with this server.

As always, user feedback is welcome. Please file feature requests, bug
reports, and enhancements via the Access Grid Bugzilla page at


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