JGOFS software installation v1.5

    Change history 

We have revised the basic software in this version, which adds:

   1. Routines to align fields in HTML output. How to width align your
   2. Better error handling.
   3. A nicer directory routine written in the Perl language

All methods distributed with this version (v1.5) have been modified to
provide these features. However, if you wish to convert a home-grown
method (i.e., one that is NOT distributed here) to use these new
features, you must:

   1. Add an iowidth_  subroutine entry point in your
      method. NOTE: Even if you do not wish to add width sensing to your
      inner method, to use the new outer you */must/* insert a stub for
      iowidth_() .
   2. Change all calls to err() to call the routine error_() which will
      report errors. How to make calls to error_() 
   3. If you wish to run a directory routine on a PC server, Perl
       will be a necessity. On UNIX
      systems, you may still use the old csh script, but the Unix PERL
       version will have some

We are planning a new release next year, v2, which will have more
substantive changes. However, we'll guarantee that modifications to your
methods made in accordance with (1) will be compatible with the v2 software.

If you have questions about what is being planned in the next or
successive updates, or wish to contribute some suggestions for updates,
please contact /glenn@lake.mit.edu /.

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  Installation Procedure

Once you have the tar file, login in another window or change
directories to the place where you want to install the software and then
follow these steps (commands to type are in this font):

   1. tar -xvf /tmp/jgofs.tar -- This unpacks the source files.
   2. build -- This makes the software as requested. /Read the
      INSTALL.doc/ for additional information.
   3. Follow the instructions on how to re-configure HTTPD for serving
      data . 


After you've installed the daemon and have it running, try the following
from a browser:


which should give you the top level of hydrographic data