Check the DATE file in the visad folder. It contains the time and date when the distribution was created. Also, you can check the date stamp for the latest version of VisAD without downloading the entire distribution. Just check the file: ftp://ftp.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/visad/DATE -Curtis At 02:51 PM 2/13/2003, you wrote: >I see that when VisAD has a new release (such as the recent >one) the version number "2.0" doesn't change. How are the >users supposed to identify which version of VisAD is being >used on the local system except relaying on circumstantial >information such as specific file dates and sizes ?