Work on VDT 1.7.1 is proceeding at a furious pace. We've recently switched the default Java from 1.4 to 1.5 (though Tomcat 5.0 web applications still use Java 1.4). We've been working hard to provide an updated VOMS that works natively on x86-64 computers and running into problems. We're working closely with the VOMS developers to solve them. We're about to get a new verison of Globus that will go into the VDT. We've upgraded GUMS to version 1.2, and it's in testing now. testing.
Tanya asked if we would solve the problem that prevented VOMRS from running in Tomcat 5.5. (VDT ticket 2717) We will try to address it before VDT 1.8.0 is released, but haven't had a chance to yet.
Charles Waldman has found a way to significantly improve our use of syslog-ng. Alain and Scot have begun pursuing this, and will get it into the VDT. Suchandra is doing some testing of it too, so this work is conditional on his success.