Posts Tagged ‘release’

Meandre 1.4.8 was released for DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute). This is the last and most stable release in the 1.4 series before we move onto big changes for the 2.0 series. Version 1.4.8 includes stability and performance improvements. Several new flows were created with this release.

As usual, the Download page now points to this stable release:

http://seasr.org/meandre/download/

The raw artifacts are available at the SEASR repository:

http://repository.seasr.org/Meandre/Releases/1.4/1.4.8/

Meandre 1.4.7 was released today, November 3, 2009. This is the last and most stable release in the 1.4 series before we move onto big changes for the 1.5 series. Version 1.4.7 has a few new features and numerous bug fixes and usability improvements.

As usual, the Download page now points to this stable release:

http://seasr.org/meandre/download/

The raw artifacts are available at the SEASR repository:

http://repository.seasr.org/Meandre/Releases/1.4/1.4.7/

Visible changes since 1.4.5 (Version 1.4.6 was an internal release):

* Meandre server can now load flows from the network and then be restarted and run offline.

* Improvements to the Meandre Administrative Interface for user accounts.

* Allow specification of the port when running a flow from the ZigZag console.

* Performance improvement on component installation by using MD5 checksums to check whether a particular resource already exist on the meandre server.

* When regenerating, downloading jar files is skipped if they already exist on the meandre server.

* Bug fixes.

A new version (0.3.5) of the SEASR Analytics for Zotero Firefox plugin has been released. The new version adds support for Zotero 1.0.* – 2.0b5 and Firefox 2.0 – 3.5.*. A new set of flows (applications) are available, including: Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test, Tag Cloud Viewer, Date Entities to Simile Timeline, HITS Summarizer, and Author Centrality Analysis.

Our user community wanted a different naming strategy, so that one could tell what items were analyzed. If a single item is selected, then the results item maintains the same name as the item. If multiple items are selected, then the results item uses the collection name followed by the number of items selected. In both cases, the name of the service that is executed is provided in the “Creator” attribute. The selected items are also added to the “Related Items” section – a problem with populating these items was also fixed.

We made several changes to improve configuration file specification. One change includes the ability to specify a configuration file in XML format (json support still exists) with additional error messages to indicate problems with parsing your custom configuration file. This configuration file may exist on your local machine and you can use a file browser to find the local file.

The new release can be downloaded at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10020.

A complete list of changes for what is new in version 0.3.5 can be found at http://repository.seasr.org/Zotero/Releases/experimental/0.3/changelog-0.3.5.xhtml.

Meandre 1.4.5 was released today, May 19, 2009. This is (hopefully) the last and most stable release in the 1.4 series before we move onto big changes for the 1.5 series. Version 1.4.5 has a few new features and numerous bug fixes and usability improvements.

As usual, the Download page now points to this stable release:

http://seasr.org/meandre/download/

The raw artifacts are available at the SEASR repository:

http://repository.seasr.org/Meandre/Releases/1.4/1.4.5/

Visible changes since 1.4.4:

* Workbench now supports flows written in ZigZag
* Workbench can output flows to the .mau format
* Bug fixes in the job submission API for flows that finish quickly
* Flow RDF representations can be converted to ZigZag
* Infrastructure web API and HTML interface added “Publish All” ability
* Bug fixes for multiple users running the same flow
* Stack trace is now printed for the failing Component when a Flow execution aborts unexpectedly

A new version (0.3.3) of the SEASR Analytics for Zotero Firefox plugin has been recently released. The new version adds support for the beta release of the upcoming Zotero 1.5 The new release can be downloaded here. This release is backward compatible with earlier Zotero versions.

A new release of the Meandre infrastructure and tools is available. More information here.

The SEASR Team has created the next release of infrastructure and components. This release focused on the execution engine, development environments, components, documentation, and examples. The release includes:

* Meandre Infrastructure – execution environment and administrative interface
* Meandre Development Eclipse plug-in – tool for installing components
* Meandre Workbench – visual icon-based programming environment
* Meandre Zig-Zag – development scripting language
* Community Hub : Keyword Cloud – end-user gateway to published applications (flows)
* Component and flow repositories

Our goal with this release was to reach developers who want to create new component and begin application development with the SEASR environment. We encourage you to download and provide us feedback.

To download SEASR/Meandre, Components and Examples, click here. Documentation is available, and inside behind the scenes is also available on our development wiki.

The SEASR Team has created an alpha release of infrastructure and components. This release focused on the execution engine, development environments, components, documentation, and examples. The release includes:
* Meandre Manager – administration tool for users, flows, and components
* Meandre Infrastructure – execution environment
* Meandre Development Eclipse plug-in – tool for installing components
* Meandre Workbench – visual icon-based programming environment
* Meandre Zig-Zag – development scripting language
* Community Hub : Keyword Cloud – end-user gateway to published applications (flows)
* Component and flow repositories

Our goal with this release was to reach developers who want to create new component and begin application development with the SEASR environment. We encourage you to download and provide us feedback.

To download SEASR/Meandre, Components and Examples, click here.

The SEASR development team is hard at work preparing a release of SEASR technologies to date.  The release will include SEASR’s semantic-web, data-driven execution engine, Meandre, as well as components, flows, clients, and plug-ins that will help humanities scholars and programmers to make better and easier use of digital archives and humanities computing resources.  Check back for a release date and news!