source: trunk/loci/formats/whats-new.txt @ 2325

Revision 2325, 4.5 KB checked in by melissa, 13 years ago (diff)

Listed what's new for next release.

1* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
2* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
3* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
4* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
5* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
6* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
82007 Feb 7:
9* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
10* Improved HTTP import functionality
11* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
12* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
13* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
14* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
15* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
16* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
17* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
18* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
19* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
20* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
21* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
232007 Jan 5:
24* Added support for Prairie TIFF
25* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
26* Improved API for writing files
27* Added feature to read files over HTTP
28* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
29* Miscellaneous bugfixes
312006 Dec 22:
32* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
33* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
34* Added automated testing framework
35* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
36* Miscellaneous bugfixes
382006 Nov 30:
39* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
40* Added support for MRC
41* Added support for MNG
42* Improved support for floating-point images
43* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
44* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
45* Improved file stitching logic
46* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
482006 Nov 2:
49* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
50* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
51* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
532006 Oct 31:
54* Added support for Imaris 5 files
55* Added support for RGB ICS images
572006 Oct 30:
58* Added support for tiled TIFFs
59* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
60* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
622006 Oct 27:
63* Multi-series support for Slidebook
64* Added support for Alicona AL3D
65* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
66* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
67* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
68* Added option to ignore color tables
69* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
70* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
71* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
72* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
73* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
74* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
75* Better file stitching logic
772006 Oct 6:
78* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
79* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
80* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
81* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
82* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
83* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
84* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
85* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
86* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
87* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
88* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
89* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
90* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
91* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
92* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
93* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
94* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
95* Much faster file stitching logic
972006 Sep 27:
98* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
99* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
100* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
101* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
102  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
103* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
104* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
105* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
106* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
107  when available
108* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
1102006 Sep 6:
111* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
112* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
113* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
114* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
1162006 Mar 31:
117* First release
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