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August 27, 2004: Access Grid Toolkit 2.3 BETA 2 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.3 BETA 2 is available for download. This is a beta release and is not intended for production use. If you're interested in helping test to improve the final 2.3 release, please install this package.

August 6, 2004: Access Grid Toolkit 2.3 BETA Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.3 BETA is available for download. This is a beta release and is not intended for production use. If you're interestayeped in helping test to improve the final 2.3 release, please install this package.

June 1, 2004: Access Grid Toolkit 2.2 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.2 is available for download. Highlights can be found on the summary page.

May 5, 2004: Daily snapshot plan
During the 2.2 alpha and beta process daily snapshots will be available for users who want to try the latest and greatest. The snapshots will be available from the 2.2 snapshot page.

May 4, 2004: Access Grid Toolkit 2.2 alpha Availalbe!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.2 alpha is available for download. Highlights can be found on the summary page

October 21, 2003: Access Grid Wiki Available!

Developers and contributors to the Access Grid Project can now share information with the AG Team and each other at the new Access Grid Wiki.

October 21, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.1.2 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.1.2 is available for download. Highlights for this release include:

  • Non-administrative users do not need to do anything special the first time they use the AGTk software. If initialization is needed it is detected and done automatically.
  • Shared Applications have been significantly enhanced:
    • The AG Package Manager (agpm.py) program is used to install shared applications on a per user basis.
    • On Windows the Shared Browser and Shared Presentation are included and preconfigured for all users.
    • On Windows the agpm.py (AG Package Manager) is registered with the system to handle *.shared_app_pkg files -- users can distribute shared applications by simply dropping them in the venue. Installation is as easy as double clicking them to install.
    • The Venue Client does not need to be restarted to use the newly installed applications.
  • Rat has been modified to to detect and properly configure itself in the presence of multiple active network interfaces on Windows, including machines running VMWare.
  • BridgeServers coming and going from venues do not cause the venue client media tools to restart.
  • (On Windows) The Video Producer knows the location of vic by default.

August 22, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.1.1 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.1.1 is available for download. This is a bug fix release for 2.1, which improves the stability and functionality. For more information on this release see the official release page.

August 15, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.1 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.1 is available for download. Packaging has again been reorganized to be only one windows installer for everything except python and wxpython. For more information on this release see the official release page. This release delivers functionality that will be usefuly to SC Global, but all users! Highlights include:

  • Support for Unicast Bridging Services.
  • Completely re-engineered certificate management.
  • Venue Server fallback configurability.
  • A Node Configuration Wizard.

June 1, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Final Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 is available for download. Release Candidate 1 clients need to be upgraded to function properly with the Transitional Venue Server. Packaging has been reorganized to be only two windows installers for everything except python and wxpython. For more information on this release see the official release page. The tutorial code for the Shared Browser and the Shared Presentation applications is availabe with this release.

April 29, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit Release Candidate 1 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Release Candidate 1 is available. This release requires upgrade to function with the Transitional Venue Server. There is also an updated Windows Globus package. For more information on this release see the official release page.

April 11, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit Beta 3 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Beta 3 is available and we recommend this release for user testing. This release is avaiable as RPMs for linux and installers for windows. This release is preconfigured to use the Transitional Venues Server, and will operate as a personal node on a single windows box (laptop or desktop reference platform). There is also a new release of the windows globus package, which fixes last weeks expired certificate problem.

March 21, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit Beta 2 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Beta 2 is available from the new Futures Laboratory Access Grid web site. This release is avaiable as RPMs for linux and installers for windows. This release is preconfigured to use the Transitional Venues Server. There is also a new release of the windows globus package, which fixes last weeks expired certificate problem.

March 14, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit Beta 1 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Beta 1is available from the new Futures Laboratory Access Grid web site. This release is available as RPMs for linux and a windows installer. This release is preconfigured to use the Transitional Venue Server. There is also a new release of the windows globus package, but not the linux globus package.

March 1, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Alpha 4 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Alpha 4 is available from the new Futures Laboratory Access Grid web site. This release is available as RPMs for linux and a windows installer. This release is preconfigured to use the Transitional Venue Server. It is also preconfigured to run an Audio Service and a Video Consumer service on the machine you install it on.

February 25, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Alpha 3.1 Available!
A minor error made alpha 3.0 unusable. A fix has been put in place and a new alpha is available for download.

February 14, 2003: Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Alpha 3 Available!
The Access Grid Toolkit 2.0 Alpha 3 is available from the new Futures Laboratory Access Grid web site. This release is available as RPMs for linux and a windows installer. The documentation is still sparse, but it should be significantly easier to get and install.

 

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