source: trunk/loci/formats/doc/whats-new.txt @ 3023

Revision 3023, 7.4 KB checked in by melissa, 13 years ago (diff)

Updated MetadataStore.setLogicalChannel to be more complete; updated what's new for next release.

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12007 Aug 1:
2* Added support for latest version of Leica LIF
3* Fixed several issues with Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI
4* Better metadata mapping for Zeiss ZVI
5* Added OME-TIFF writer
6* Added MetadataRetrieve API for retrieving data from a MetadataStore
7* Miscellaneous bugfixes
8
92007 July 16:
10* Fixed several issues with ImageJ plugins
11* Better support for Improvision and Leica TCS TIFF files
12* Minor improvements to Leica LIF, ICS, QuickTime and Zeiss ZVI readers
13* Added searchable metadata window to ImageJ importer
14
152007 July 2:
16* Fixed issues with ND2, Openlab LIFF and Slidebook
17* Added support for Visitech XYS
18* Added composite stack support to ImageJ importer
19
202007 June 18:
21* Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
22* Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
23* Added support for new version of ND2
24* Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
25* Implemented more flexible logging
26* Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
27* Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats
28
292007 June 6:
30* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
31* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
32* Added support for Khoros XV
33* Minor improvements to the importer
34
352007 May 24:
36* Better Slidebook support
37* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
38* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
39* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
40* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
41* Improved ImageJ plugins
42* Native support for FITS and PGM
43
442007 May 2:
45* Added support for NRRD
46* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
47* Added support for gzip-compressed files
48* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
49* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
50* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
51* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
52* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
53* Added status event reporting to readers
54* Added API to toggle metadata collection
55* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
56* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
57* Deprecated IFormatWriter.save in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
58* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
59* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
60* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
61* Many other bugfixes and improvements
62
632007 Mar 16:
64* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
65* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
66* Fixed LSM bug
67
682007 Mar 7:
69* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
70* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
71* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
72* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
73* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
74* Expanded unit testing framework
75
762007 Feb 28:
77* Better series preview thumbnails
78* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
79* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
80
812007 Feb 26:
82* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
83* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
84* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
85* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
86* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
87* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
88
892007 Feb 7:
90* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
91* Improved HTTP import functionality
92* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
93* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
94* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
95* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
96* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
97* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
98* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
99* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
100* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
101* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
102* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
103
1042007 Jan 5:
105* Added support for Prairie TIFF
106* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
107* Improved API for writing files
108* Added feature to read files over HTTP
109* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
110* Miscellaneous bugfixes
111
1122006 Dec 22:
113* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
114* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
115* Added automated testing framework
116* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
117* Miscellaneous bugfixes
118
1192006 Nov 30:
120* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
121* Added support for MRC
122* Added support for MNG
123* Improved support for floating-point images
124* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
125* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
126* Improved file stitching logic
127* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
128
1292006 Nov 2:
130* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
131* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
132* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
133
1342006 Oct 31:
135* Added support for Imaris 5 files
136* Added support for RGB ICS images
137
1382006 Oct 30:
139* Added support for tiled TIFFs
140* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
141* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
142
1432006 Oct 27:
144* Multi-series support for Slidebook
145* Added support for Alicona AL3D
146* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
147* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
148* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
149* Added option to ignore color tables
150* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
151* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
152* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
153* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
154* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
155* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
156* Better file stitching logic
157
1582006 Oct 6:
159* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
160* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
161* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
162* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
163* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
164* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
165* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
166* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
167* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
168* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
169* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
170* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
171* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
172* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
173* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
174* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
175* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
176* Much faster file stitching logic
177
1782006 Sep 27:
179* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
180* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
181* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
182* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
183  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
184* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
185* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
186* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
187* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
188  when available
189* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
190
1912006 Sep 6:
192* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
193* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
194* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
195* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
196
1972006 Mar 31:
198* First release
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