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* * * Announcing LAS version 6.2 * * *

* * * Announcing LAS version 6.2.1 * * *

Version 6.2.1 of the Live Access Server is now available from the LAS downloads page.


This is a bug fix release of LAS 6.2 with the following changes:.

 - greatly improved example code for custom templates
 - improved error messages when no data is returned
 - genLas.pl traps categories whose filters return no variables and warns the LAS installer
 - clicking the metadata icon from the Constraint page caused it to appear in the main interface [FIXED]

If you intend to do any customization of the interface you will want to upgrade to this release.

Best wishes to all for the Holidays and good fortune in 2004!

Jon Callahan
Joe Mclean
Roland Schweitzer
Kevin O'Brien
Ansley Manke
Steve Hankin

What's new in release 6.2?

New features

Linking into LAS:
 - URL access to LAS Constraints page using dataset & variable names
 - permanent link to plot/data on output page

 - category filters can filter on tag names
 - sister servers use category information when presenting data

User Interface Customization:
 - LAS installers can now create custom Velocity template sections
 - new (textfield) constraint type allows users to type in text
 - new attributes for constraint tag (size, label, style, multiselect, required)
 - new (size) attribute for menu tag of type constraint
 - new (extra) child tag of type constraint for informational text

 - search engine compatibility
 - new operations to return information about LAS (getVersion, getConfig, getPackage)
 - new configuration properties to allow/prevent sister server access
 - new (use_cache) product server property enables/disables caching per variable
 - better OPeNDAP configuration support when using OPeNDAP 3.4 and Ferret 5.53

You may download LAS from the following page


Updated installation and configuration documentation is available at:


For a list of systems on which the server has been tested, please see:


Source code for LAS (java, Perl and JavaScript) is included in the download tarball. The latest snapshot of LAS is also always available via anonymous cvs (see the installation documentation for more info).

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