Commit 85cd901c authored by Maiken's avatar Maiken
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Small adjustements to the test release notes

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......@@ -2,15 +2,17 @@ Advanced Resource Connector (ARC)
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Release Notes for NorduGrid ARC 6.0.0a1 16 November 2018
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After a long ARC 6 preparation period, we are finally ready to announce the very first test release of ARC 6: the alpha release (6.0.0a1)
Release Notes for NorduGrid ARC Test-release 6.0.0a3 19 December 2018
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After a long ARC 6 preparation period, we are finally ready to announce the very first *test release* of ARC 6: the alpha release (6.0.0a3).
The previous two tags have been installed for production at UiO, issues found and fixed, and we now think that we have a version ready for wider testing.
ARC 6 contains major improvements in the deployment, configuration and maintenance of ARC CE. It also comes with new features and services while some legacy features have been removed.
Although there has been some major re-engineering in the code base (see below), the interfaces are unchanged - ARC 5 clients are compatible with an ARC 6 CE and vice versa.
As of the 6.0.0a1 test release most of the planned development is completed, only smaller adjustments and some code cleanup is missing. Since July University of Oslo has been running ARC 6 with regular nightly updates.
As of the 6.0.0a3 test release most of the planned development is completed, only smaller adjustments and some code cleanup is missing. Since July University of Oslo has been running ARC 6 with regular nightly updates.
Next step is to deploy this first test release on other sites, more sites deploying ARC 6 will mean more deployment, configuration and usage pattern are to be covered, more bugs discovered and fixed. So please volunteer to give it a try!
......@@ -23,7 +25,7 @@ The most important things to bear in mind if you are used to ARC 5:
* Complete overhaul of configuration
* Runtime environments (RTEs) must be explicitly enabled through the arcctl tool
* The NorduGrid schema is no longer published by default - it must be enabled via the [infosys/nordugrid] block
* Gridmap files (although still supported) are no longer recommended. VO-based authorisation should be configured as described in [ref to arc6 doc]
* Gridmap files (although still supported) are no longer recommended. VO-based authorisation should be configured as described in http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/user/reference.html.
* Validation of the ARC configuration is enforced by A-REX startup scripts. If you have configuration errors then A-REX will not start.
* Renaming of startup scripts and default log files
......@@ -61,7 +63,7 @@ Improvements and new features
Documentation
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Please note that documentation is not complete, but you can what is available here: http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/index.html
Please note that documentation is not complete, but what is available is found here: http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/index.html
For a quick installation guide, have a look at http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/user/try_arc6.html
Note that with ARC 6 you must enable the RTE's you need as a separate step after installation.
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= Source
* https://source.coderefinery.org/nordugrid/arc/tree/v6.0.0a1
* https://source.coderefinery.org/nordugrid/arc/tree/v6.0.0a3
Download the source code with:
* git clone -b 'v6.0.0a1' --single-branch --depth 1 https://source.coderefinery.org/nordugrid/arc.git
* git clone -b 'v6.0.0a3' --single-branch --depth 1 https://source.coderefinery.org/nordugrid/arc.git
= Nightly packages
* Instructions: http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/developer/nightlies-repo.html#nightlies-repo
We build for the following systems:
= Nordugrid repository
* Instructions: http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/arc6/user/repository.html
* Repo: http://download.nordugrid.org/repos/6
We build for the following systems:
* Debian: 7.0 to 9.0 (i386 and amd64)
* Fedora: from 12 to 29 (i386 and x86_64)
* CentOS: EL6 (i386 and x86_64) and EL7 (x86_64)
* Ubuntu: 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04,
15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04 and 18.10 (i386 and amd64)
= Nordugrid repository
Not yet available, but will eventually show up
* http://download.nordugrid.org/repos/6
Scientific Linux and RedHat are implicitly supported through corresponding
CentOS repositories.
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