[kepler-dev] Kepler distribution for Solaris

Amanda Waite Amanda.Waite at Sun.COM
Fri Jun 29 10:22:25 PDT 2007

Hi Dan,

Thanks, the garpModel_ImageJ workflow works fine. I also found that all 
of the GIS JNI actors had main methods in their JniGlue programs and all 
of these check out too, same for Backprop. GDAL runs but I don't have an 
input file. The only one I can't test is the library loaded by 

As for the builds, I have two Solaris builds, one is the Linux 
distribution with the Solaris built native libraries and a modified 
startup script, the other was built from CVS. They are slightly 
different as the Linux distribution doesn't have a lib/jar/base_jars 
directory and the build I checked out of CVS does. I'm inclined to go 
with the built from source version.

Thanks for offering to talk to Matt for me.

Kind regards


Dan Higgins wrote:
> Hi Amanda,
>     With regard to your question about actors that call JNI, there are 3 
> 'GARP' actors (GARPPresampleLayers, GARPAlgorithm, and GARPPrediction) 
> that use a JNI connection to C++ code. A workflow that uses these actors 
> is $KEPLER/demos/SEEK/garpModel_ImageJ.xml.
>     Currently, we have the dynamic link libraries for these JNI actors 
> in the $KEPELR/lib directory with libraries for Linux, Mac OSX, and 
> Windows.        
>     Source code for these and several other JNI actors is in the 
> $KEPLER/src/cpp directory.
>     With regard to putting a precompiled Sun version of Kepler on the 
> www.kepler-project.org site, it seems to me that this is just the Sun 
> version of the current installers that on the web site now. I built the 
> current installers and it would be easy to add a link to a Sun 
> distribution. Matt Jones is the project manager for this and he needs to 
> decide the mechanisms (i.e. you could send me a file, or you could be 
> given access to the server). Matt is on vacation now. I'll talk to him 
> when he returns.
> Dan Higgins
> ----
> Amanda Waite - SUN ISV-Engineering wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I was originally asked to look at how we could make Kepler available on 
>> the Sun Grid at network.com and that's kind of morphed into, "what can 
>> we do to help the Kepler community with enabling Kepler for the Grid 
>> (Specifically Sun Grid Engine)", something that we are looking into. In 
>> the meantime I've been asked if I could build Kepler on Solaris 10 and 
>> make it available for people to download and install and run on Solaris 
>> without having to make any changes to scripts, etc. This is fairly 
>> straightforward as Kepler builds with no problems on Solaris 10 and the 
>> workflow tests and examples all run to completion (with one exception 
>> that I'm still looking into). I feel that the best place for hosting a 
>> Solaris 10 distro would be on kepler-project.org and wanted to find out 
>> if this is possible and what would need to be in place to make it 
>> happen. An alternative option would be to make it available as a Soalris 
>> package from blastwave.org, but | feel that its better if at all 
>> possible, for someone wanting to run Kepler on Solaris to get it from 
>> the community site. Let me know if this is something that would be of 
>> interest to the community.
>> BTW: Are there any workflows that test the actors that call into native 
>> code via JNI? I should be able to build the libraries on Solaris but I'd 
>> then need to test them.
>> Kind Regards
>> Amanda
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Amanda Waite
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