The VDT team expects to release the latest stable series tomorrow, Friday October 6th, barring any major problems with the nightly tests.
The next development series, VDT 1.5.0, will follow on the heels of the upcoming stable series release. This may be released next week. There will not be many changes from VDT 1.4.0. As mentioned in previous office hours and emails, the VDT team is trying to implement changes in how often the development series releases occur.
The final cut of VDT 1.6.0 is being planned for mid-December. This will allow testing and integration by OSG for their next major release, OSG 0.60, in mid-February 2007.
TclGlobus is slated to be released in time for VDT 1.5.1, which is roughly four to six weeks from now. This application is only using the Globus Pre-WS API. Tim Freeman brought it to Ed Maros' attention that a C-based API is available for the newer web services Globus; Tim will send information to Ed about this.
Abishek Rana wanted to know how soon should the Virtual Workspaces team start collaborating with the VDT team for an upcoming release planned for VDT 1.6.0. As the tentative deadline for this release of the VDT is mid-December, it was advised that the Virtual Workspaces team members start contacting the VDT as soon as possible. Abishek will contact Alain Roy, who was not present at this meeting.
The VDS developers are finalizing the latest release of their application and will have it available to the VDT team in the near future. It is believed that this update will not be difficult, as past updates to VDS have usually been easy drop-in replacements. There are no major changes in this release, but the noticeable improvements include increased sophistication of partition techniques and allowing more user control of job clustering.
David Meyers reported having difficulties installing the Globus Data Server package from VDT 1.3.11 on x86 Fedora Core 4. This is a platform that tested daily by the VDT team and is officially supported. David will send a ticket with all appropriate information to the vdt-support mailing system.
Rob Quick will make a VOMS package immediately for OSG 0.51. John Weigand will test later today and report back to the team for VDT 1.4.0.
Rob Quick will also test GUMS later today. This may need a day or two in order to observe whether the memory was actually fixed. John Weigand has at least confirmed that the functionality is the same for this latest release.