Bumblebee Instrument Management System / News: Recent posts

Bumblebee 1.1.5 (developer snapshot) released

A new developer snapshot of the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. The developer snapshots support PHP5, a translated interface a fine-grained permissions system.

These releases are only for the brave and loyal testers (i.e. those who really want to see Bumblebee work under PHP5 as soon as possible). While the developers are living in their own dog-box and there are a number of these snapshots being used in production environments, the code has undergone extensive changes compared to the 1.0 series and new features == new bugs. Of course, you regularly backup your data anyway, don't you.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2007-03-12

Bumblebee 1.0.6 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released.
This release includes minor enhancements to the user
interface along with improvements to sending emails
under win32. Like all 1.0.x versions of Bumblebee,
it is not compatible with PHP5.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-08-01

Bumblebee 1.0.5 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. It includes minor bugfixes to the user interface. This release is backwards compatible with all previous public releases.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-06-12

Bumblebee 1.1.0 (developer snapshot) released

The first developer snapshot of the next major
iteration in the Bumblebee Instrument Management System
has been released. The big news is that PHP5 is supported
by this version and that Bumblebee now uses the gettext i18n
engine so that the iterface can be translated to other
languages with minimal effort. Parts of the code have been
profiled and benchmarked to improve performance; the
calendar view in particular is significantly faster now.... read more

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-05-25

Bumblebee 1.0.4 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. It includes an important bugfix to the "Edit Booking" interface and minor bugfixes and improvements to the installation script. This release is backwards compatible with all previous public releases.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-05-15

Bumblebee 1.0.3 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. It includes numerous minor bugfixes and an improved installation script. This release is backwards compatible with all previous public releases.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-04-27

Bumblebee 1.0.2 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. This release is backwards compatible with all previous public releases. It includes a bugfix for the calendar display for people coming out of daylight saving.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-03-27

Bumblebee 1.0.1 released

A minor upgrade to the Bumblebee Instrument Management System has been released. This release is backwards compatible with all previous public releases. It includes an LDAP authentication module as well as RADIUS authentication. There are also several bugfixes for Win32 compatibility.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2006-02-07

Bumblebee 1.0.0 available

Bumblebee is a system for managing instruments and other resources (e.g. analytical equipment) that must be shared between a number of users. It is able to generate reports of resource usage with breakdowns by user, research group and research project.

After testing on a real life chemistry department (200 users and 12 instruments), Bumblebee v1.0.0 is now available for download.

Posted by Stuart Prescott 2005-09-05