Release Notes: This release includes support for Solaris 10 and Fedora Core (3), including the latter on x86_64. There is initial support for NFSv4, and for ARK repositories kept under Subversion.
Release Notes: This release is the first under the BSD license. Previous releases were under the GPL.
Release Notes: This is the last version of the core teams' code licensed under the GPL; the next and subsequent versions will be under the BSD license. In the Sidai code, the first code is in place to manipulate ARK state events (event-utils/lsevents); the 'sync-replica' tool can now use rdiff-backup as well as rsync; new packages were added to install Mozilla and Eclipse binaries and for Subversion and (retro-tool...) DVIutils from source; plus many small enhancements. Sample CUPS support was added to the Verilab2 code.
Release Notes: In the ARK engine, host context tracking was improved. An attempt is made to satisfy new constraints with previously chosen constraints. "May-fail" constraints were added. In the Sidai code, networking info has been generalized, and sample packet-filter code was changed to match. General support for RH Linux 9 was added. A "clean" method was added to most packages. In individual teams' code, there are now examples of using rdiff-backup and of how to kickstart an RH Linux box into ARK-readiness. Over 150 package specifications are new or updated to current software versions.
Release Notes: The project's LISA 2001 paper is now available. 'Tooldoc' supports easy location of non-standard documentation. 'Toolenv' supports careful intermingling of environment variables when tool versions are being controlled. Password distribution tools now work with shadow files. A new 'device' thing (anything except a host) has been introduced. HP-UX11 support was refreshed. Newly supported packages include: gaim, SML-NJ, Jakarta XML/Java tools (initial support), and GNOME 2 tools (ditto). Many other package updates, minor improvements, and a few bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: ARK bootstrapping and its documentation are much improved and internally consistent. ARK now admits 'external' things (those it knows about but does not operate on). A new 'client' thing has been introduced, which is the opposite of a 'vendor' thing. FlexLM licensing setups now work directly from 'license' things. Newly supported packages include: GnuPG, Icarus Verilog, LPRng, Quixote, Roundup, SpamAssassin, and TightVNC. There are many other package updates, minor improvements, and bugfixes.
Release Notes: The ARK engine now provides precise control over the user and group that it runs as. It now works better with down or pending hosts. Certain ARK methods may now be marked as 'dangerous' (e.g. applying OS patches). The --force-reveal flag has been removed. In the Sidai team, a 'verify-source' method was added to the standard package flow. 'Disk chunks' have been reworked to allow multiple replicas. New packages supported include: abiword, chkrootkit, cyrus-imapd, cyrus-sasl, exmh, expect, hugs98, ipfilter, john-the-ripper, nessus, openoffice-bin, php-config, roundup-config, squirrelmail, texinfo, and valgrind.
Release Notes: Long-running ARK applications now notice changes to ARK data. Better support was added for multiple admins maintaining a site. The ARK engine now works sensibly when hosts are down or unavailable. Mac OS X is now supported, including AppleScript ARK methods. The 'un'-methods (uncompile, etc.) have been added for packages. New ARK packages include LPRng, antiword, various Cadence EDA tools, cfengine, ispell, ns2 (a network simulator), Sun packages, and patch bundles.
Release Notes: `doc' values ("documentation fragments") are now in use. Proxy-hosts work sensibly in more cases. The --constraint-hosts flag has been eliminated. The simple Webware-based ARK presentation tool is included. Dependencies are more carefully handled when compiling packages. Solaris 8 is now known to work. A new NIS-less password-distribution scheme is available to try out (warning: perilous!). Many packages have been upgraded to new versions.
Release Notes: The 'try out ARK' stuff (sample1) is much improved. ARK engine's tracking of "provenance" is real now. The macro language (used in params, etc.) has been revised and documented. Sidai stuff for mass-configuring in /etc (net-config, sys-config, etc.) really works. There is some support for HP-UX 11 and Red Hat Linux 7.1. There are some bugfixes and many minor improvements.