Portal 3.0.0α2
Galaxies 'Coming of Age' in Cosmic Blobs (NASA, Chandra, 6/24/09), courtesy of http://bit.ly/cwUqyZ

It is with great pleasure that the combined staff of the Informatics Center of the Early Detection Research Network announce the availability of version 3.0.0α2 of the EDRN Public Portal. The EDRN Public Portal is the combined public face, calling card, "want to know more", scientific destination, members-only lounge, and knowledge environment for all things EDRN. It's both a lobby for cancer sufferers and their advocates as well as an inner sanctum for the EDRN cognoscenti.

This release, 3.0.0α2, is a demonstration version of the EDRN Public Portal that we invite EDRN members to explore and comment on as much as possible before it becomes a permanent fixture at http://edrn.nci.nih.gov/. This α demonstration version is available online at http://edrn.jpl.nasa.gov/portal3.0; EDRN members with user accounts may login for additional members-only features.

Component Versions

The EDRN Public Portal is component-based software, meaning that it's divided up into discrete and separately-maintained software components that one or two individuals can maintain without affecting other components that comprise the entire portal. This release, 3.0.0α2, is comprised of the following components:

Component Previous Version Current Version Issues Addressed
edrn.theme 0.0.3 0.0.4 CA-497, CA-477
edrnsite.funding 0.0.0 No change None
edrnsite.misccontent 0.0.0 No change None
edrnsite.policy 0.0.1 0.0.2 CA-486, CA-435, CA-470, CA-478, CA-480, CA-481, CA-482
edrnsite.portlets 0.0.1 No change

edrnsite.search 0.0.0 No change None
eke.biomarker 0.0.0 0.0.1 CA-475
eke.ecas 0.0.1 No change

eke.knowledge 0.0.0 0.0.1 None
eke.publications 0.0.0 0.0.1 CA-474
eke.site 0.0.0 0.0.1 CA-468, CA-483
eke.study 0.0.0 0.0.1 None
eke.review 0.0.0 No change None

Issues Addressed

Although a large number of internally-maintained issues saw their genesis, evaluation, evolution, and resolution during early development of each of the components that comprise the portal, now that the EDRN Public Portal enjoys official releases, we are happy to present this list of official items that were resolved and included as a part of this release of the portal:

Browser Compatibility

The list of supported browser this release supports includes:

Firefox (FF) 3+                         Windows + Mac

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7,8    Windows + Mac

Apple Safari 4+                         Mac



For more information on this software release, contact Chris Mattmann.