Subject: Announcement: released JADE 2.61
From: Caire Giovanni (Giovanni.Caire@TILAB.COM)
Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 17:33:53 MET DST
Dear JADE users, we are pleased to announce the release of version 2.61 of JADE that we named "Along the Secure Way".
The main changes with respect to previous versions are related to the inclusion of JADE-S the new Security plug-in developed by the JADE team and in particular by Michele Tomaiuolo and Giosue` Vitaglione. By means of this plug-in a JADE platform becomes a multi-user system where each agent is owned by a user. The system administrator can give permissions to users and to specific agents (otherwise an agent inherits the permissions given to the user who owns it) for executing actions such as creating/killing other agents or moving to a given container. The platform will check these permissions and prevent all non authorized actions by leveraging the security mechanisms provided by JDK1.4.
Detailed documentation about the Security plug-in is available on line at http://jade.cselt.it/doc/tutorials/SecurityAdminGuide.pdf while the plug-in itself can be downloaded fron the add-on area of the JADE web site.
Other noteworthy improvements regard:
- The Introspector Agent that was modified to support "step-by-step" execution of introspected agents (where each step corresponds to the execution of the action() method of the currently scheduled behaviour)
- The build process to compile JADE, the examples and all the add-ons that is now based on ANT, a well known Java based build tool, freely available from http://jakarta.apache.org/ant.
As usual, the ChangeLog file on the web site reports the full list of
Regarding backward compatibility, your applications should not be
impacted by this new release.
JADE is distributed OPEN SOURCE by TILAB (formerly CSELT S.p.A.) under
the terms of the LGPL Version 2 License and it can be downloaded at
http://jade.cselt.it/ JADE (Java Agent Development Framework) is a
software framework that simplifies the implementation of multi-agent
systems through a middle-ware that complies with the FIPA specifications
and through a set of tools that support the debugging and deployment
phases. JADE has successfully participated at the FIPA interoperability
tests held in Seoul on January 1999 and in London on April 2001, and it
has been extensively used within a number of European projects. It is
completely implemented in Java language and the minimal software
requirement is the version 1.2 of Java.
Apologies for any duplicate emails received.
Sincerely, the JADE Team.
Telecom Italia Lab
Multimedia Products - Advanced Application Development
Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274
10148 Turin, Italy
Ph: +39 011 228 6107
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