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Tablix On Morphix 0.0.2 is now available for download. This release includes the latest versions of Tablix and ClusterConf. It also comes with gTablix, an experimental graphical frontend for Tablix.
Because of lack of time and resources, this version has only been tested on a single machine. Automatic cluster configuration should work for multiple machines on the network, but this functionality was not tested. Any bug reports are welcome (please send them to the Tablix mailing list or directly to the author).
Tablix on Morphix is yet another bootable CD based Linux distribution. As the name suggests, it is based on Morphix, a modular CD distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux.
What is special about Tablix on Morphix is the automatic cluster configuration. This means that all you need for a functioning PVM3 cluster is a bunch of computers and a pile of Tablix on Morphix CDs. You just have to boot the master node of the cluster from the CD, click a few options on the screen, then boot as many slave nodes as you want and click OK on each.
Tablix on Morphix comes preinstalled with all programs that are needed for solving timetable problems with Tablix, a GPL timetabling software using parallel genetic algorithm. Some of the software available:
gTablix (graphical frontend for Tablix)
gedit, vim (for editing Tablix XML configuration)
Mozilla Firefox (for previewing generated timetables)
ggv (for reading documentation)
most of GNOME desktop environment
Tablix on Morphix can also be used with any other software that runs on Debian GNU/Linux and supports PVM3 clusters. However that requires installing the appropriate debian packages on each node after booting from CD and/or modifying the ISO.
This is experimental software. Great care has been taken to ensure that everything installed on the computer's hard disk will remain untouched. However, there is always a possibility of a nasty bug. Make backups, test this first in a sandbox, ... You have been warned. If you are going to use Tablix on Morphix on a live network, be sure to read the documentation! You can cause chaos and mayhem on your network by starting another DHCP server and your network admin will get very angry. See below for more information about lack of warranty and distribution terms.
Following releases of Tablix on Morphix are available for download:
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ClusterConf was inspired by the user friendly network configuration utility NetworkConf that is used in Morphix. The network interface detection code and user interface was shamelessly stolen from NetworkConf, everything else was written from scratch.
As the Tablix on Morphix, ClusterConf is highly experimental and is currently available only from my CVS server. Use the following commands to check out the latest version:
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs login
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs checkout clusterconf
You will need the latest development versions of GNOME libraries (glib, gtk, ...) User interface was created with Glade2. I developed ClusterConf using Garnome.
ClusterConf was written by Tomaz Solc. I have also put together the Tablix on Morphix distribution.
Other free software distributed on Tablix on Morphix was written by numerous other authors. See below for more information.
ClusterConf is copyright (c) by Tomaz Solc, available under the GNU General public license.
Tablix is copyright (c) by Tomaz Solc, available under the GNU General public license.
The exact distribution terms for each program that is included in Tablix on Morphix are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright on the CD.
To subscribe to the tablix-list mailing list, please send an email with the following subject to email@example.com:
You can later unsubscribe by sending another email with the following subject to the same address:
To post to this list, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Archives are available here.
You can read the user manual here. It is also available by clicking the help button in ClusterConf.
As you can see, there isn't much documentation available for Tablix on Morphix. If you feel like adding something to the manual, writing a better manual from scrap or even writing a tutorial, please by all means contact me.
See Tablix home page for Tablix documentation.