A special update for all the folks visiting MBARI for the deep-sea imaging workshop. Enjoy
A new release of the Video Annotation and Reference System is available. This is mainly a bug fix release.
A download of VARS 4.3-SNAPSHOT in now available. This is a beta release including a number of bug fixes and improvements. The most notable change is better support for annotating video files. Special thanks to CSIRO (http://www.csiro.au/) for their support and help with this release. A final VARS 4.3 release is expected around December after testing with the 'Eye-in-the-Sea' (see http://www.mbari.org/mars/general/eits.html)
The Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) is a software interface and database system that provides tools for describing, cataloging, retrieving, and viewing the visual, descriptive, and quantitative data associated with video.
Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) 4.2 has been released. This release supports both the annotation of video tape and video files. Annotation of video tapes is very well tested, but the video file support is new and still in development.
The Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) 4.1-alpha has been released. This release includes initial support for annotating QuickTime movies and bug fixes.
November 11th, 2006
Version 1.0.4 of the Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) has been released. This is a maintenance release.
Version 1.0.3 of the Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) has been released. This is a bug fix release.
VARS 1.0.2 is a bug fix release. It also includes changes for running VARS against Oracle databases. Documentation for configuring VARS to run using SQL Server and Oracle are included in the download.
This release of the Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) is a bug fix for Windows systems. The classpath used to start the applications was incorrectly set; it's fixed now.
VARS 1.0.0 was released. This release simplifies the installation and adds a more feature rich knowledgebase manager.
The CVS support on sourceforge has been pretty spotty since I started hosting VARS on Sourceforge. So today, I bit the bullet and import the CVS repository into SVN. I'll leave access to the CVS repository up for now (it's current up to 2006-05-09) but all future checkouts should use Subversion for accessing the source code.
This release fixes a bug that occurs when setting the 'user.timezone' property.
This release includes minor performance and stability improvements. Also allows for flexible configuration of ships and cameraplatforms.
VARS is available for downloading and testing. This release includes a standalone database (Apache Derby) that can be used for development and testing.