[AG-TECH] Access Grid 3.0 beta1 available !
MWElmore at lbl.gov
Tue Jan 31 15:50:51 CST 2006
I am unable to get into vv3 default venue. Is the server up?
Thomas D. Uram wrote:
> The Access Grid 3.0 beta1 software is available for download at:
> Note: This version of the software is not compatible with the current
> AG2 software;
> see important notes at the end of this email for more specifics.
> This release is built on standard Internet technologies with the
> intent of
> bringing greater stability, performance, and interoperability. This
> and improvements from lessons learned in AG2, combine to make AG3
> a well-rounded basis for collaborative software development going
> forward. We would welcome your contributions to the future of the
> AccessGrid software in the following areas:
> - Core development
> - Testing and bug reporting
> - Bug fixing
> - Documentation
> If you're interested in contributing, please let us know at
> ag-info at mcs.anl.gov.
> Many thanks to those who have already contributed in these and other
> Features of this release include:
> - Jabber client integration (thanks to LBNL)
> - Integrated meeting schedule viewer
> - Improved venue navigation
> - View all Venues on server, exits from current Venue, or MyVenues
> - Tree-based perusal of Venue space (without entering)
> - VenueClient user preferences
> - Certificate not required by VenueClient
> - Improved control of media tools through VenueClient
> - Multicast indicator on VenueClient
> - Integrated per-Venue Multicast Beacon client
> - Integrated beacon matrix
> - New bridging facility (available in any venue)
> - Encrypted network communications throughout
> - Simplified node configuration through discovery of
> node services and service managers
> - RAT: silence suppression off by default
> - VIC: stale streams time out and are removed
> - Windows WDM capture device support, enabling
> use of capture cards with new style drivers (e.g. Winnov,
> iTuner) (thanks to UCL)
> For the technically curious:
> - More interoperable SOAP implementation (thanks to LBNL
> and the pywebsvcs project)
> - FTPS-based file transfer
> The software ships pointing at the test AG3 VenueServer here
> at Argonne National Laboratory; the URL of the VenueServer
> lobby is:
> Note that this is beta software, intended for testing rather than
> use. As always, user feedback is welcome. Please file bug reports,
> feature requests, or enhancements via the Access Grid Bugzilla
> page ( http://bugzilla.mcs.anl.gov/accessgrid ).
> Documentation has not been updated for this release. Work on
> the documentation will proceed following the beta release.
> NO INTEROPERABILITY
> The AG3 software is not in any way compatible with the AG2 software.
> No combination of AG2 and AG3 clients and servers will work together.
> The AG3 installers have been built to allow AG2 and AG3 to be installed
> on a single machine without conflicting with each other. This means
> that users should be able to install AG3 on machines where they have
> AG2 installed, and use either one.
> The Access Grid team
> Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago
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