source: trunk/loci/formats/doc/whats-new.txt @ 3207

Revision 3207, 8.3 KB checked in by curtis, 12 years ago (diff)

Clean up what's new list a bit for October 1 release.

12007 Oct 1:
2* Added support for compressed DICOM images
3* Added support for uncompressed LIM files
4* Added support for Adobe Photoshop PSD files
5* Fixed bugs in DICOM, OME-TIFF, Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI, Visitech, PerkinElmer
6  and Metamorph
7* Improved indexed color support
8* Addressed several efficiency issues
9* Fixed how multiple series are handled in 4D data browser
10* Added option to reorder stacks in importer plugin
11* Added option to turn off autoscaling in importer plugin
12* Additional metadata convenience methods
142007 Sept 11:
15* Major improvements to ND2 support - lossless compression now supported
16* Support for indexed color images
17* Added support for Simple-PCI .cxd files
18* Command-line OME-XML validation
19* Bugfixes in most readers, especially Zeiss ZVI, Metamorph, PerkinElmer and
20  Leica LEI
21* Initial version of Bio-Formats macro extensions for ImageJ
232007 Aug 1:
24* Added support for latest version of Leica LIF
25* Fixed several issues with Leica LIF, Zeiss ZVI
26* Better metadata mapping for Zeiss ZVI
27* Added OME-TIFF writer
28* Added MetadataRetrieve API for retrieving data from a MetadataStore
29* Miscellaneous bugfixes
312007 July 16:
32* Fixed several issues with ImageJ plugins
33* Better support for Improvision and Leica TCS TIFF files
34* Minor improvements to Leica LIF, ICS, QuickTime and Zeiss ZVI readers
35* Added searchable metadata window to ImageJ importer
372007 July 2:
38* Fixed issues with ND2, Openlab LIFF and Slidebook
39* Added support for Visitech XYS
40* Added composite stack support to ImageJ importer
422007 June 18:
43* Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
44* Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
45* Added support for new version of ND2
46* Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
47* Implemented more flexible logging
48* Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
49* Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats
512007 June 6:
52* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
53* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
54* Added support for Khoros XV
55* Minor improvements to the importer
572007 May 24:
58* Better Slidebook support
59* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
60* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
61* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
62* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
63* Improved ImageJ plugins
64* Native support for FITS and PGM
662007 May 2:
67* Added support for NRRD
68* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
69* Added support for gzip-compressed files
70* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
71* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
72* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
73* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
74* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
75* Added status event reporting to readers
76* Added API to toggle metadata collection
77* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
78* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
79* Deprecated in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
80* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
81* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
82* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
83* Many other bugfixes and improvements
852007 Mar 16:
86* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
87* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
88* Fixed LSM bug
902007 Mar 7:
91* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
92* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
93* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
94* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
95* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
96* Expanded unit testing framework
982007 Feb 28:
99* Better series preview thumbnails
100* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
101* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
1032007 Feb 26:
104* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
105* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
106* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
107* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
108* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
109* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
1112007 Feb 7:
112* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
113* Improved HTTP import functionality
114* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
115* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
116* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
117* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
118* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
119* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
120* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
121* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
122* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
123* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
124* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
1262007 Jan 5:
127* Added support for Prairie TIFF
128* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
129* Improved API for writing files
130* Added feature to read files over HTTP
131* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
132* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1342006 Dec 22:
135* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
136* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
137* Added automated testing framework
138* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
139* Miscellaneous bugfixes
1412006 Nov 30:
142* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
143* Added support for MRC
144* Added support for MNG
145* Improved support for floating-point images
146* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
147* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
148* Improved file stitching logic
149* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
1512006 Nov 2:
152* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
153* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
154* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
1562006 Oct 31:
157* Added support for Imaris 5 files
158* Added support for RGB ICS images
1602006 Oct 30:
161* Added support for tiled TIFFs
162* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
163* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
1652006 Oct 27:
166* Multi-series support for Slidebook
167* Added support for Alicona AL3D
168* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
169* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
170* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
171* Added option to ignore color tables
172* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
173* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
174* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
175* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
176* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
177* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
178* Better file stitching logic
1802006 Oct 6:
181* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
182* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
183* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
184* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
185* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
186* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
187* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
188* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
189* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
190* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
191* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
192* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
193* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
194* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
195* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
196* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
197* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
198* Much faster file stitching logic
2002006 Sep 27:
201* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
202* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
203* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
204* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
205  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
206* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
207* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
208* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
209* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
210  when available
211* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
2132006 Sep 6:
214* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
215* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
216* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
217* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
2192006 Mar 31:
220* First release
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