[IPT] Open call for testing of the IPT 2.0RC1

Bruno Danis bruno.danis at scarmarbin.be
Wed Dec 1 10:16:29 CET 2010

Thanks Tim!
well done, I'll download the new version straight away...

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Tim Robertson <trobertson at gbif.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> The IPT development team are pleased to invite you to participate in the
> testing of the re-engineered and simplified IPT.
> The revised IPT is the result of a re-engineering effort of the 1.0 version
> of the IPT, specifically to:
>   - Reduce the server requirements significantly
>   - Increase the data import performance by removing the embedded database
>   - Remove the dependency on heavy libraries and tools such as Geoserver
>   - Remove all data interfaces that are not necessary for data publication
> through GBIF
>   - Improve the robustness of the tool
> The result is an IPT that:
>   - is less than 12MB
>   - starts in only a few seconds
>   - supports fast import (1 million records in 15 seconds or so)
>   - includes an expanded metadata profile
>   - supports the importing of DwC Archives
>   - allows multiple organisation support (an IPT may be installed by an
> institution, but the resource associated with a different institution)
> We would like to thank those early testers who have helped us, over the last
> 5 weeks, identify and address some 81 issues and enhancements already
> (http://code.google.com/p/gbif-providertoolkit/issues/list?can=1&q=Milestone%3DRelease2.0RC1+&colspec=ID+Type+Status+Priority+Milestone+Owner+Summary&cells=tiles).
> All reported defects have been addressed, and therefore we have indicated
> this is a version that is a candidate for being a formal release and
> therefore labelled IPT 2.0RC1.
> Issues are actively being tracked, monitored and will be prioritised and
> addressed, and I ask that you use this utility to record any issues that you
> come across:
> http://code.google.com/p/gbif-providertoolkit/issues/list
> The user manual and engineering documentation drafting are under way and
> expected to be finished by the end of 2010 prior to the general availability
> (IPT 2.0GA) release.  The IPT 2.0GA release is targeted by the end of the
> 2010 but will only be made available following a successful community test
> phase.
> The IPT 2.0RC1 for this test can be
> downloaded: http://gbif-providertoolkit.googlecode.com/files/ipt-2.0RC1.war
> The IPT 2.0RC1 is restricted for use to the GBIF development registry at
> this stage and therefore can not be used for publication onto the GBIF
> network during this testing phase.
> Please find attached some basic guideline information for testers in the
> absence of the user manual.
> Thank you once again to all IPT contributers.
> Best wishes,
> Tim
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