Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Initial production release of osg-control

The OSG Software team will be cutting an initial production release of
osg-control this Friday. The initial osg-control announcement is included
below if you missed it.

Please send any feedback you may have this week to
or and we
will attempt to incorporate it into the release.


The OSG Software team would like to announce a beta release of
osg-control, a new software tool for managing OSG services. Many thanks
to Tony Tiradani for writing and contributing this software to OSG!

In OSG 1.2, most OSG services could be managed with a tool called
vdt-control, providing an easy way to view services and enable/disable
them. To provide some of this functionality to OSG 3.x, osg-control was
written as a wrapper around osg-configure and the services it manages. The
new tool allows querying the status, starting/stopping, and
enabling/disabling OSG services individually or all at once.

We have released a beta version of osg-control in the osg-testing
repository and are inviting community testing and feedback. If you
currently use osg-configure for OSG services, it should be an easy

yum install --enablerepo=osg-testing osg-control

For more background and discussion on this topic, see:


We welcome any feedback at or