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News: updated 5/21/2000

May 21, 2000

We have a new "devel" release! This represents a huge number of reliability and performance improvements over the last devel release.

March 31, 2000

Hive has been listed at the linux directory under the Programming category.

March 30, 2000

Released a patch for the CellCommand which causes to actually work for the "stable" release.

March 28, 2000

A new "devel" release is available for people to attempt to play with the new features of Hive. Note - this is a developement-in-progress release.
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Hive is a Java software platform for creating distributed applications. Using Hive, programmers can easily create systems that connect and use data from all over the Internet. At its heart, Hive is an environment for distributed agents to live, communicating and moving to fulfill applications. We are trying to make the Internet alive.

Hive is a general toolkit for building distributed systems. Here at The Media Lab we have been focusing primarily on using Hive as the software infrastructure for rapidly creating different demonstrations of our research and interlinking them. Hive is being used by media lab researchers to support application-level networking things and concepts.

Hive is open source and free software, distributed under the GPL. We encourage you to download our software, try it out, and become part of the Hive community. The project is just now in the stage of growing outside the Media Lab. We hope to see the Hive network mature to thousands of hosts across the Internet.

To get started, we recommend you look at our academic overview paper, go straight to the download page, or take a look at our Hive project info page.

Last Modified: May 21, 2000
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