[kepler-dev] kepler-1.0.0beta1 released

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Jun 2 12:12:01 PDT 2006

The members of the Kepler project announce the release of the first beta 
version of Kepler.  Kepler is an application for designing, executing 
and sharing scientific analyses and models as scientific workflows. This 
first beta release of Kepler includes access to ecological, 
biodiversity, environmental, and geological data via the EcoGrid, smart 
search to locate analytical components of interest, support for the R 
and Matlab statistical packages, support for executing remote web 
services and grid services as workflow components, support for sharing 
custom components with other users in the Kepler Component Library, and 
a wide variety of analysis and modeling tools.

The release can be downloaded from the Kepler web site:

We appreciate any comments, feedback, reports of bugs, and feature 
requests you might have.

Kepler is moving towards a 1.0.0 release later this year, and this beta 
release is a major milestone.  It represents a point in the Kepler 
development where we have most of the desired features for 1.0.0 
implemented, and the application has stabilized.  Over the coming months 
Kepler members will be focusing on fixing any bugs that have arisen, 
improving performance in several key areas, and improving the end user 
documentation.  Look for these improvements in the release coming later 
this year.

Kepler is an open source project, and we welcome participation and 
contributions.  Current contributors include individuals from different 
projects and scientific disciplines. Contributing projects include the 
Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK), the Scientific Data 
Management Center (SDM), the Geosciences Network (GEON), the ROADNet 
project, the Resurgence project, the CIPRes project, the Ptolemy 
project, and others.

Matt Jones,
    on behalf of the Kepler project members
Matt Jones
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
UC Santa Barbara     http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/ecoinformatics

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science 
Foundation under awards 0225676 for SEEK, 0225673 (AWSFL008-DS3) for 
GEON and OCE-0121726 for ROADNet, and by the Department of Energy under 
Contract No. DE-FC02-01ER25486 for SciDAC/SDM, and by DARPA under 
Contract No. F33615-00-C-1703 for Ptolemy, and by the the Office of 
Naval Research under Contract No. N00014-98-1-0772 for ROADNet. Any 
opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this 
material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the 
views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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