[kepler-dev] new usability directory and Dec 2004 usability report from BEAM workshop

Laura L. Downey ldowney at lternet.edu
Mon Jan 10 14:55:28 PST 2005

Hi all,

Just added a usability directory to Kepler.  The path is:


In it I'll place reports from Kepler usability testing and user discussions
along with notes on usability issues both from my review and discussion with
other team members, as well as design mock ups and ideas.

If you'd like to know how the December 2004 BEAM group responded to Kepler,
what issues were identified and the recommendations for improvement, please


Laura L. Downey
Senior Usability Engineer
LTER Network Office
Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
505.277.3157 phone
505.277-2541 fax
ldowney at lternet.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: kepler-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org
[mailto:kepler-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org] On Behalf Of Dan Higgins
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 2:27 PM
To: Kepler-Dev; Deana Pennington
Subject: [kepler-dev] kepler alpha4 installers

Hi All,

    If you check the kepler web site (www.kepler-project.org), you 
should now find the download links now connect to kepler-1.0.0alpha4 
versions of the installer. This version corresponds to the alpha4 tagged 
version in CVS (which was the head of CVS right before the holidays). 
Try it out and please let me know if you have any problems.

    Note that the installers are quite large (~120MB, compressed). The 
size increase (relative to the previous installers) is due to the 
inclusion of ALL PTII documentation (The ptolemy-docs.jar file is 54MB) 
and GARP data files. The primary motivation for this alpha release was 
to provide an installer for the SEEK ENM/GARP workshop held in 
Albuquerque just before Christmas. Note that the emphasis was on the 
Windows version which should install all the dlls needed for the jni 
system-specific code used in the Niche Model workflows. These workflows 
will not automatically work on the Mac and Linux versions. (JNI code for 
Linux is available; Mac code is not currently available for GARP.)


Dan Higgins                                  higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu
http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/    Ph: 805-892-2531
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
735 State Street - Room 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93195

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