[AG-TECH] Re: Access Grid 3.0 Release Available

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Wed May 3 11:05:11 CDT 2006

Congratulations to the AG Team! This is a very exciting day!

I just wanted to congratulate the AG Team (and external developers)  
on a lot of really hard work. I think they've done a very good job  
getting 3.0 out the door, the combination of improvements,  
integration of good technology, stability improvements, and the long  
beta cycle (to work out bugs) make this the best AG software yet.

Great Job.


On May 3, 2006, at 9:59 AM, Thomas D. Uram wrote:

> The Access Grid 3.0 software is available for download at:
>   http://www.mcs.anl.gov/fl/research/accessgrid/software/releases/3.0
> 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
> http://www.mcs.anl.gov/fl/research/accessgrid/software/releases/3.0/ 
> testing.html
> As part of this release, the default AG3 venue server at
>     https://vv3.mcs.anl.gov:8000/Venues/default
> 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
> http://bugzilla.mcs.anl.gov/accessgrid.
> Thanks,
> The AG Developers

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