Friday, October 29, 2004

Any techies out there willing to be "mapmaster?"

We've got blogs, a Wiki, web server (just upgrading), mailing list, fax on demand,, a parks position paper, campaign song, and an ambition of a book or two. But, what I really want, besides the database management part (right Bob), is a concpet mapping tool such as Cmap Tools,

See the comments to learn more and see their latest news release.

Interested, email me. We've got the server space.


Mark Rauterkus said...

Dear CmapTools User,

We have prepared a new maintenance update for the CmapTools, upgrading it to v3.6. This update is recommended for all users running CmapTools.

Bug fixes include the case where synchronous collaboration could not be established due to an incompatibility between the CmapTools client and server. A concept map with Nested Nodes could not be opened.

CmapTools v3.6 allows users to manually add a CmapServer using its IP address. Also, several users in a network environment can run multiple instances of CmapTools simultaneously under a timesharing architecture.

If you installed CmapTools version 3.0fap, 3.0fkp, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, or 3.5 and you checked the "Automatic Upgrade" option in the installer, you will be notified of the availability of the upgrade the next time you are connected to the Internet and run CmapTools.

If you checked the "Manual Upgrade" option, then you must connect to the Internet and run the "CmapTools - Check for Updates" program which was installed together with the CmapTools program.

In both cases, follow the instructions to upgrade the program.

CmapTools v3.6 is now available at (follow the resource link in the "Downloaded" concept).

We also want to encourage you to subscribe to our CmapTools mailing list. It is a list for users of CmapTools to discuss issues related to the CmapTools software and concept mapping in general.

You can subscribe by sending an email to

We hope you enjoy CmapTools v3.6, and please keep in touch regarding your uses of the software. Do not hesitate to contact us at


Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

================= Versión en Español ===================

Estimado Usuario de CmapTools,

Hemos preparado una nueva actualización de mantenimiento para CmapTools actualizando a v3.6. Esta actualización es recomendada para todos los usuarios de CmapTools.

El arreglo de errores incluye la situación en donde la colaboración sincrónica no podía ser establecida debido a una incompatibilidad entre CmapTools y el servidor. Un mapa conceptual con Nodos Anidados no se podía abrir.

CmapTools v3.6 le permite al usuario agregar manualmente un servidor mediante la dirección IP. Varios usuarios en un ambiente de red pueden correr múltiples instancias de CmapTools al mismo tiempo en una arquitectura de tiempo compartido.

Si al momento de instalar CmapTools versión 3.0fap, 3.0fkp, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 o 3.5 usted seleccionó la opción de "Automatic Update" en la instalación, entonces usted será notificado de que existe una nueva actualización la próxima vez que esté conectado a Internet y que corra CmapTools.

Si usted seleccionó la opción de "Manual Upgrade", entonces usted debe conectarse a Internet y correr el programa de "CmapTools Check for Updates", el cual se ha instalado conjuntamente con CmapTools.

En ambos casos, siga las instrucciones para actulizar el programa.

CmapTools v3.6 está ahora disponible en (siga el enlace en el concepto de "Downloaded").

Tambien deseamos animarlo a que se suscriba a nuestra lista de correo de CmapTools. Es una lista para que los usuarios de CmapTools discutan temas pertinentes al programa de CmapTools y mapas conceptuales en general.

Usted se puede suscribir a la lista enviando un correo electrónico a

Esperamos que usted disfrute CmapTools v3.6, y por favor manténgase en contacto con nosotros respecto al uso del programa. No dude en contactarnos en

Cordial Saludo,

Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Mark Rauterkus said...

how does this box,, match up to these specs?

PC with 500 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed, Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended.
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended.
Disk space requirements: 100 MB of available hard disk space.
* Super VGA (800 X 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor.
* Keyboard and Mouse or compatible pointing device.
* Linux kernel 2.4.x or above
* glibc 2.2.x libraries

I'd love to be able to run the network software for making concept maps found here:

Everything on there would work other than the line about Super VGA (800x600) or higher resolution adapter and monitor since that would generally require physical access to the system or some sort special remote video terminal software. You should probably download the Windows version. The software probably allows you to export HTML and you can just upload it to your site, but I'm not really sure so you can dig around in it and find out.

If you have any questions please let us know.