irondemo - a set of scripts to create your own iron* demo environment (now available)

Today we released a new project on Github, called irondemo.

irondemo is a set of shell and Perl scripts as well as some resources, to build a environment containing our IF-MAP based software from scratch.

In contrast to our the demonstration environment we released last year, irondemo is not a ready-to-use virtual machine, but a toolset with which one can setup a environment based on the latest versions of our software on a system of their own.

The prerequisites are that you must have Git, a Java JDK (1.7) and Maven 3 installed.

At the moment, the following iron* software components are part of irondemo:

  • ifmapj
  • ifmapj-examples
  • ifmapcli
  • irond
  • irongui
  • irondetect
  • irondhcp
  • ironvas
  • VisITMeta

To use irondemo, simply download it via Git and run the first two scripts in the scripts directory; you will end up with compiled versions of our software within the sources folder.

irondemo supports Linux and Mac OS X at the moment (we will change the existing Shell scripts to Perl in the future to also support Windows system).

Please refer to the README for further information, or contact us via

27 Jun 2013
Hochschule Hannover
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Dept. of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover, Germany
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