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About this distribution
page, you will find both run-time (binary) and source code
distributions for the latest release of OAA 2, which is version
2.1.0. Source code is provided for all agent libraries, a number of tools and
a sample application composed of several agents.
pages, you will find a wide variety of documentation for the distribution
(considerably more than is included with the distribution).
The Documentation pages also include a copy of the distribution
release notes, and a version history. It's recommended that you refer to
the online release notes, rather than what's included in the download,
because the online notes may be more up-to-date.
OAA is a research prototype. While it has been used to build several
dozen systems, and thus can be considered robust, nevertheless it
should not be assumed to be appropriate for extremely large, highly optimized,
or mission-critical applications.
We are distributing the source code to
(almost) everything under a version of a community license, to encourage the sharing
of our vision (and code) of delegated computing. Suggestions
for code improvements and/or actual code are welcome.