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BEinGrid License Management support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now BEinGrid License Management Architecture (LM). New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of new resources and clients. Take a look here. It is possible to submit the job using your License Management Account and One Time Password (LM TANs) and to manage the LM services from the Portal. Short demo of new features is presented here.

Basic Execution Service (BES) support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now Basic Execution Service (BES) standard. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the bes plugin. Take a look here. It is possible to use any middleware which supports this standard to submit and control jobs what potentially allows to connect to any computational resources.

Globus GT 4.2.1 support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now Globus GT 4.2.1. New 'gt421' project was added. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the plugin. Take a look here. It describes also configuration of the Globus GT 4.0.X resource. Beside this you can find the artilce for MDS, GridFTP and MyProxy server.

Certificate manager in a standalone mode

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Today we have released an add-on to the main Vine Toolkit framework in a form of standalone/web start tool. Credential/certificate manager is a utility for managing user's certificates/credentials. More details could be found here.

Unicore 6.2X support

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now Unicore 6.2X server. Unicore6 project was updated. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the plugin. Take a look here to read the article.

WebDav plugin

Vine Toolkit from now supports also WebDav protocol. More info about WebDav on project home page. All features of WebDav can be exploited in File Manager application. If you have your WebDav account hosted on some server you just need to put proper information in Domain.xml file and place your user name and password in webdav.properties file ($PORTAL_HOME/webapps/vine/WEB-INF/vine/projects/webdav/classes/vine/webdav/webdav.properties)

Domain.xml example:

    <hostResource name="myDisk"

SRM

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit supports now gLite Storage Resource Manager (SRM). The appropriate project can be checked out here.

Vine Toolkit implements SRM as new file management plugin. All SRM instances, registered in Domain.xml, can be seen as file systems in portal's FileManagerApp.
Registration of SRM service instances in Domain.xml is illustrated by the following example:

  

Vine Toolkit 1.1 release and future plans ( Liferay support :) )

Dear Vine Users,

as some of you could notice our pace has been increased to make Vine Toolkit 1.1 available for you in its stable version soon. Currently we're focused on fixing all bugs and minor issues. Additionally, in order to get rid of the obsolete code from the previous ui framework ( Sportlets ) we're rewriting several important components ( Job submission, WsMdsm, Account Manager ) so they will be available to use without any extra work :)

Support for custom svn locations

For those of you using custom svn repositories for your Vine projects we've prepared a small enhancement. Now in the build.properties in your installer you can configure a custom svn url for your project in the following manner:

Vine setup component

As a continuation of our efforts new component has emerged in Vine. The main purpose of that app is to synchronize users between the hosting environment (i.e. Gridsphere ) and Vine accounts. We'll provide more details in the documentation section soon.

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