source: trunk/loci/formats/doc/whats-new.txt @ 3140

Revision 3140, 7.6 KB checked in by melissa, 13 years ago (diff)

Updated ND2 doc and what's new for next release.

12007 Sept 6:
2* Major improvements to ND2 support - lossless compression now supported
3* Support for indexed color images
4* Command-line OME-XML validation
5* Bugfixes in most readers, especially Zeiss ZVI, Perkin Elmer and Leica LEI
72007 Aug 1:
8* Added support for latest version of Leica LIF
9* Fixed several issues with Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI
10* Better metadata mapping for Zeiss ZVI
11* Added OME-TIFF writer
12* Added MetadataRetrieve API for retrieving data from a MetadataStore
13* Miscellaneous bugfixes
152007 July 16:
16* Fixed several issues with ImageJ plugins
17* Better support for Improvision and Leica TCS TIFF files
18* Minor improvements to Leica LIF, ICS, QuickTime and Zeiss ZVI readers
19* Added searchable metadata window to ImageJ importer
212007 July 2:
22* Fixed issues with ND2, Openlab LIFF and Slidebook
23* Added support for Visitech XYS
24* Added composite stack support to ImageJ importer
262007 June 18:
27* Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
28* Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
29* Added support for new version of ND2
30* Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
31* Implemented more flexible logging
32* Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
33* Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats
352007 June 6:
36* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
37* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
38* Added support for Khoros XV
39* Minor improvements to the importer
412007 May 24:
42* Better Slidebook support
43* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
44* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
45* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
46* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
47* Improved ImageJ plugins
48* Native support for FITS and PGM
502007 May 2:
51* Added support for NRRD
52* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
53* Added support for gzip-compressed files
54* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
55* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
56* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
57* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
58* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
59* Added status event reporting to readers
60* Added API to toggle metadata collection
61* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
62* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
63* Deprecated in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
64* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
65* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
66* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
67* Many other bugfixes and improvements
692007 Mar 16:
70* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
71* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
72* Fixed LSM bug
742007 Mar 7:
75* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
76* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
77* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
78* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
79* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
80* Expanded unit testing framework
822007 Feb 28:
83* Better series preview thumbnails
84* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
85* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
872007 Feb 26:
88* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
89* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
90* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
91* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
92* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
93* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
952007 Feb 7:
96* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
97* Improved HTTP import functionality
98* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
99* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
100* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
101* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
102* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
103* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
104* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
105* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
106* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
107* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
108* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
1102007 Jan 5:
111* Added support for Prairie TIFF
112* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
113* Improved API for writing files
114* Added feature to read files over HTTP
115* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
116* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1182006 Dec 22:
119* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
120* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
121* Added automated testing framework
122* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
123* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1252006 Nov 30:
126* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
127* Added support for MRC
128* Added support for MNG
129* Improved support for floating-point images
130* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
131* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
132* Improved file stitching logic
133* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
1352006 Nov 2:
136* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
137* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
138* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
1402006 Oct 31:
141* Added support for Imaris 5 files
142* Added support for RGB ICS images
1442006 Oct 30:
145* Added support for tiled TIFFs
146* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
147* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
1492006 Oct 27:
150* Multi-series support for Slidebook
151* Added support for Alicona AL3D
152* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
153* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
154* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
155* Added option to ignore color tables
156* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
157* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
158* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
159* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
160* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
161* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
162* Better file stitching logic
1642006 Oct 6:
165* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
166* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
167* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
168* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
169* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
170* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
171* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
172* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
173* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
174* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
175* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
176* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
177* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
178* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
179* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
180* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
181* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
182* Much faster file stitching logic
1842006 Sep 27:
185* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
186* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
187* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
188* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
189  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
190* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
191* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
192* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
193* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
194  when available
195* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
1972006 Sep 6:
198* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
199* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
200* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
201* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
2032006 Mar 31:
204* First release
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