Just noticed a Perl package called OGSI::Lite from the Manchester Supercomputing, Visualization & e-Science Centre. It isn't on CPAN, which is why nobody in the Perl world is talking about it, and why I'd never heard of it before. Has anyone had any experience with it? See http://www.sve.man.ac.uk/Research/AtoZ/ILCT for details. Cheers, Al.