source: trunk/loci/formats/whats-new.txt @ 2467

Revision 2467, 5.1 KB checked in by curtis, 13 years ago (diff)

Update what's new list with most recent changes.

12007 Mar 16:
2* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
3* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
4* Fixed LSM bug
62007 Mar 7:
7* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
8* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
9* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
10* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
11* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
12* Expanded unit testing framework
142007 Feb 28:
15* Better series preview thumbnails
16* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
17* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
192007 Feb 26:
20* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
21* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
22* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
23* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
24* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
25* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
272007 Feb 7:
28* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
29* Improved HTTP import functionality
30* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
31* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
32* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
33* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
34* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
35* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
36* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
37* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
38* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
39* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
40* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
422007 Jan 5:
43* Added support for Prairie TIFF
44* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
45* Improved API for writing files
46* Added feature to read files over HTTP
47* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
48* Miscellaneous bugfixes
502006 Dec 22:
51* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
52* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
53* Added automated testing framework
54* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
55* Miscellaneous bugfixes
572006 Nov 30:
58* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
59* Added support for MRC
60* Added support for MNG
61* Improved support for floating-point images
62* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
63* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
64* Improved file stitching logic
65* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
672006 Nov 2:
68* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
69* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
70* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
722006 Oct 31:
73* Added support for Imaris 5 files
74* Added support for RGB ICS images
762006 Oct 30:
77* Added support for tiled TIFFs
78* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
79* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
812006 Oct 27:
82* Multi-series support for Slidebook
83* Added support for Alicona AL3D
84* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
85* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
86* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
87* Added option to ignore color tables
88* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
89* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
90* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
91* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
92* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
93* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
94* Better file stitching logic
962006 Oct 6:
97* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
98* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
99* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
100* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
101* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
102* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
103* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
104* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
105* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
106* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
107* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
108* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
109* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
110* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
111* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
112* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
113* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
114* Much faster file stitching logic
1162006 Sep 27:
117* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
118* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
119* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
120* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
121  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
122* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
123* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
124* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
125* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
126  when available
127* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
1292006 Sep 6:
130* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
131* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
132* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
133* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
1352006 Mar 31:
136* First release
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