source: trunk/loci/formats/whats-new.txt @ 2853

Revision 2853, 6.4 KB checked in by melissa, 13 years ago (diff)

Update 'whats-new' to reflect last two releases.

12007 June 6:
2* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
3* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
4* Added support for Khoros XV
5* Minor improvements to the importer
72007 May 24:
8* Better Slidebook support
9* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
10* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
11* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
12* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
13* Improved ImageJ plugins
14* Native support for FITS and PGM
162007 May 2:
17* Added support for NRRD
18* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
19* Added support for gzip-compressed files
20* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
21* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
22* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
23* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
24* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
25* Added status event reporting to readers
26* Added API to toggle metadata collection
27* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
28* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
29* Deprecated in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
30* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
31* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
32* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
33* Many other bugfixes and improvements
352007 Mar 16:
36* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
37* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
38* Fixed LSM bug
402007 Mar 7:
41* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
42* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
43* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
44* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
45* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
46* Expanded unit testing framework
482007 Feb 28:
49* Better series preview thumbnails
50* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
51* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
532007 Feb 26:
54* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
55* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
56* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
57* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
58* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
59* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
612007 Feb 7:
62* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
63* Improved HTTP import functionality
64* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
65* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
66* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
67* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
68* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
69* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
70* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
71* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
72* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
73* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
74* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
762007 Jan 5:
77* Added support for Prairie TIFF
78* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
79* Improved API for writing files
80* Added feature to read files over HTTP
81* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
82* Miscellaneous bugfixes
842006 Dec 22:
85* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
86* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
87* Added automated testing framework
88* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
89* Miscellaneous bugfixes
912006 Nov 30:
92* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
93* Added support for MRC
94* Added support for MNG
95* Improved support for floating-point images
96* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
97* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
98* Improved file stitching logic
99* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
1012006 Nov 2:
102* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
103* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
104* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
1062006 Oct 31:
107* Added support for Imaris 5 files
108* Added support for RGB ICS images
1102006 Oct 30:
111* Added support for tiled TIFFs
112* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
113* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
1152006 Oct 27:
116* Multi-series support for Slidebook
117* Added support for Alicona AL3D
118* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
119* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
120* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
121* Added option to ignore color tables
122* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
123* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
124* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
125* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
126* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
127* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
128* Better file stitching logic
1302006 Oct 6:
131* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
132* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
133* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
134* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
135* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
136* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
137* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
138* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
139* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
140* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
141* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
142* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
143* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
144* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
145* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
146* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
147* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
148* Much faster file stitching logic
1502006 Sep 27:
151* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
152* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
153* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
154* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
155  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
156* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
157* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
158* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
159* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
160  when available
161* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
1632006 Sep 6:
164* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
165* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
166* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
167* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
1692006 Mar 31:
170* First release
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