source: trunk/loci/formats/doc/whats-new.txt @ 3206

Revision 3206, 8.2 KB checked in by melissa, 12 years ago (diff)

Updated what's new for next release.

12007 Oct 1:
2* Fixed bugs in DICOM, OME-TIFF, Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI, Visitech, PerkinElmer and Metamorph
3* Addressed several efficiency issues
4* Improved indexed color support
5* Fixed how multiple series are handled in 4D data browser
6* Added option to reorder stacks in importer plugin
7* Added option to turn off autoscaling in importer plugin
8* Added support for compressed DICOM images
9* Added support for uncompressed LIM files
10* Added support for Adobe Photoshop .psd files
122007 Sept 11:
13* Major improvements to ND2 support - lossless compression now supported
14* Support for indexed color images
15* Added support for Simple-PCI .cxd files
16* Command-line OME-XML validation
17* Bugfixes in most readers, especially Zeiss ZVI, Metamorph, PerkinElmer and Leica LEI
18* Initial version of Bio-Formats macro extensions for ImageJ
202007 Aug 1:
21* Added support for latest version of Leica LIF
22* Fixed several issues with Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI
23* Better metadata mapping for Zeiss ZVI
24* Added OME-TIFF writer
25* Added MetadataRetrieve API for retrieving data from a MetadataStore
26* Miscellaneous bugfixes
282007 July 16:
29* Fixed several issues with ImageJ plugins
30* Better support for Improvision and Leica TCS TIFF files
31* Minor improvements to Leica LIF, ICS, QuickTime and Zeiss ZVI readers
32* Added searchable metadata window to ImageJ importer
342007 July 2:
35* Fixed issues with ND2, Openlab LIFF and Slidebook
36* Added support for Visitech XYS
37* Added composite stack support to ImageJ importer
392007 June 18:
40* Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
41* Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
42* Added support for new version of ND2
43* Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
44* Implemented more flexible logging
45* Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
46* Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats
482007 June 6:
49* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
50* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
51* Added support for Khoros XV
52* Minor improvements to the importer
542007 May 24:
55* Better Slidebook support
56* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
57* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
58* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
59* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
60* Improved ImageJ plugins
61* Native support for FITS and PGM
632007 May 2:
64* Added support for NRRD
65* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
66* Added support for gzip-compressed files
67* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
68* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
69* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
70* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
71* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
72* Added status event reporting to readers
73* Added API to toggle metadata collection
74* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
75* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
76* Deprecated in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
77* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
78* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
79* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
80* Many other bugfixes and improvements
822007 Mar 16:
83* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
84* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
85* Fixed LSM bug
872007 Mar 7:
88* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
89* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
90* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
91* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
92* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
93* Expanded unit testing framework
952007 Feb 28:
96* Better series preview thumbnails
97* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
98* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
1002007 Feb 26:
101* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
102* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
103* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
104* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
105* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
106* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
1082007 Feb 7:
109* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
110* Improved HTTP import functionality
111* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
112* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
113* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
114* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
115* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
116* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
117* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
118* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
119* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
120* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
121* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
1232007 Jan 5:
124* Added support for Prairie TIFF
125* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
126* Improved API for writing files
127* Added feature to read files over HTTP
128* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
129* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1312006 Dec 22:
132* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
133* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
134* Added automated testing framework
135* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
136* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1382006 Nov 30:
139* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
140* Added support for MRC
141* Added support for MNG
142* Improved support for floating-point images
143* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
144* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
145* Improved file stitching logic
146* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
1482006 Nov 2:
149* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
150* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
151* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
1532006 Oct 31:
154* Added support for Imaris 5 files
155* Added support for RGB ICS images
1572006 Oct 30:
158* Added support for tiled TIFFs
159* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
160* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
1622006 Oct 27:
163* Multi-series support for Slidebook
164* Added support for Alicona AL3D
165* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
166* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
167* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
168* Added option to ignore color tables
169* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
170* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
171* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
172* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
173* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
174* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
175* Better file stitching logic
1772006 Oct 6:
178* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
179* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
180* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
181* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
182* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
183* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
184* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
185* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
186* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
187* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
188* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
189* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
190* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
191* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
192* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
193* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
194* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
195* Much faster file stitching logic
1972006 Sep 27:
198* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
199* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
200* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
201* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
202  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
203* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
204* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
205* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
206* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
207  when available
208* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
2102006 Sep 6:
211* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
212* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
213* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
214* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
2162006 Mar 31:
217* First release
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