source: trunk/loci/formats/whats-new.txt @ 2417

Revision 2417, 5.1 KB checked in by curtis, 13 years ago (diff)

Add a couple of recent things to the what's new list.

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1* Fixed calibration bug in importer plugin
2* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
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42007 Mar 7:
5* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
6* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
7* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
8* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
9* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
10* Expanded unit testing framework
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122007 Feb 28:
13* Better series preview thumbnails
14* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
15* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
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172007 Feb 26:
18* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
19* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
20* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
21* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
22* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
23* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
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252007 Feb 7:
26* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
27* Improved HTTP import functionality
28* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
29* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
30* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
31* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
32* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
33* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
34* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
35* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
36* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
37* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
38* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
39
402007 Jan 5:
41* Added support for Prairie TIFF
42* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
43* Improved API for writing files
44* Added feature to read files over HTTP
45* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
46* Miscellaneous bugfixes
47
482006 Dec 22:
49* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
50* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
51* Added automated testing framework
52* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
53* Miscellaneous bugfixes
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552006 Nov 30:
56* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
57* Added support for MRC
58* Added support for MNG
59* Improved support for floating-point images
60* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
61* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
62* Improved file stitching logic
63* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
64
652006 Nov 2:
66* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
67* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
68* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
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702006 Oct 31:
71* Added support for Imaris 5 files
72* Added support for RGB ICS images
73
742006 Oct 30:
75* Added support for tiled TIFFs
76* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
77* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
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792006 Oct 27:
80* Multi-series support for Slidebook
81* Added support for Alicona AL3D
82* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
83* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
84* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
85* Added option to ignore color tables
86* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
87* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
88* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
89* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
90* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
91* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
92* Better file stitching logic
93
942006 Oct 6:
95* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
96* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
97* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
98* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
99* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
100* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
101* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
102* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
103* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
104* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
105* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
106* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
107* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
108* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
109* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
110* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
111* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
112* Much faster file stitching logic
113
1142006 Sep 27:
115* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
116* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
117* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
118* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
119  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
120* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
121* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
122* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
123* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
124  when available
125* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
126
1272006 Sep 6:
128* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
129* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
130* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
131* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
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1332006 Mar 31:
134* First release
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