Version 2.4 of JADE released The LEAP of little JADE into the wireless world".
We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4 of JADE, release that we named "The LEAP of little JADE into the wireless world".
In fact, at a functional level, the most important feature given by this new release is the integration with the results of the LEAP project. The synergy between the JADE platform and the LEAP libraries allows to obtain a FIPA-compliant agent platform with reduced footprint and compatibility with mobile Java environments down to J2ME-CLDC. The LEAP site provides instructions on how to integrate these libraries with the JADE platform. A single homogeneous view of the platform and set of API's is offered independently on the Java environment ultimately allowing ubiquitous deployment of agent services and applications. The JADE Team thanks the LEAP consortium for the patient, professional, and effective collaboration that allowed to reach such a good result.
New snapshot available
Italian holidays are approaching but a new snapshot of JADE is available with some interesting news.
First of all, based on some recent discussion on this mailing list, we have removed a constraint and object references can now be passed as arguments to JADE Agents. Now an array of Object should be passed instead of an array of String. There should be no impact on your code apart from a warning because of a deprecated method (that still continues to work properly). Thanks to those of you who provided these suggestions.
Then, we have also started the integration with LEAP, the LightWeight Extensible Agent Platform, that is going to power JADE for special embedded device. Because of that, several classes of jade.core have changed and new packages have appeared without any implication on the user code.
Version 2.3 of JADE released
We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.3 of JADE as well as the full migration to the new domain jade.cselt.it. Two major features have been added into JADE 2.3:
the so-called "Introspector Agent", a useful tool for debugging the internal state of an agent, in particular monitoring the agent's life-cycle and the exchanged ACL messages. It can be launched from the main graphical console, the RMA GUI.
the InProcessInterface, a wrapper of the higher-level functionalities that allows external applications to launch JADE, containers, as well as agents. Read chapter X.Y of the programmer's guide and the new "inprocess" example in the "examples" subdirectory.
JADE participated to the FIPA bake-off
JADE has successfully participated at the 2nd
FIPA interoperability test, also called FIPA bake-off.
was held in London during the first week of April 2001 and the official
report can be found here. During
the bakeoff, the platforms (and the platform developers!) were stressed
a lot but we are proud to announce that we had to fix just a single bug
in JADE: the StringACLCodec required the content of ACLMessages to be enclosed
The new version of JADE, JADE 2.2, has been released on
Wednesday 11th April 2001 just after the bake-off. Its nick
name is "The taste of the community's power" because it integrates
a lot of contributions from the user community.