I’ve just released a new beta build of PoD. This version got three major improvements:
PoD WN has now been officially ported to Mac OS X. That means PoD now fully supports Linux and Mac. You can run PoD Server, PoD UI or PoD WN on Mac OS X (and/or Linux). While testing this feature today, I set up a dynamic PROOF cluster of 46 WNs using the SSH plug-in, containing different Linux versions (Debian Etch, Debian Lenny) and two Mac OS X workers. Thanks to PROOF and PoD you now are able to combine different OSs and architectures in your dynamic PROOF clusters.
Each PoD WN starts its own xproofd daemon now. This feature makes it easer to handle PoD workers individually. The feature is also important for PoD and AliEn integration.
The start up time of PoD WNs is significantly improved in this version of PoD.