source: trunk/loci/formats/whats-new.txt @ 2876

Revision 2876, 6.7 KB checked in by melissa, 13 years ago (diff)

Fixed a couple of small bugs; updated "what's new" for next release.

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12007 June 18:
2* Fixed issues with ICS, ND2, MicroManager, Leica LEI, and FV1000 OIF
3* Added support for large (> 2 GB) ND2 files
4* Minor enhancements to ImageJ importer
5* Implemented more flexible logging
6* Updated automated testing framework to use TestNG
7* Added package for caching images produced by Bio-Formats
8
92007 June 6:
10* Fixed OME upload/download bugs
11* Fixed issues with ND2, EPS, Leica LIF, and OIF
12* Added support for Khoros XV
13* Minor improvements to the importer
14
152007 May 24:
16* Better Slidebook support
17* Added support for Quicktime RPZA
18* Better Leica LIF metadata parsing
19* Added support for BioRad PIC companion files
20* Added support for bzip2-compressed files
21* Improved ImageJ plugins
22* Native support for FITS and PGM
23
242007 May 2:
25* Added support for NRRD
26* Added support for Evotec Flex (requires LuraWave Java SDK with license code)
27* Added support for gzip-compressed files
28* Added support for compressed QuickTime headers
29* Fixed QuickTime Motion JPEG-B support
30* Fixed some memory issues (repeated small array allocations)
31* Fixed issues reading large (> 2 GB) files
32* Removed "ignore color table" logic - replaced with Leica-specific solution
33* Added status event reporting to readers
34* Added API to toggle metadata collection
35* Support for multiple dimensions rasterized into channels
36* Deprecated reader and writer methods that accept the 'id' parameter
37* Deprecated IFormatWriter.save in favor of saveImage and saveBytes
38* Moved dimension swapping and min/max calculation logic to delegates
39* Separate GUI logic into isolated loci.formats.gui package
40* Miscellaneous bugfixes and tweaks in most readers and writers
41* Many other bugfixes and improvements
42
432007 Mar 16:
44* Fixed calibration bugs in importer plugin
45* Enhanced metadata support for additional formats
46* Fixed LSM bug
47
482007 Mar 7:
49* Added support for Micro-Manager file format
50* Fixed several bugs -- Leica LIF, Leica LEI, ICS, ND2, and others
51* Enhanced metadata support for several formats
52* Load series preview thumbnails in the background
53* Better implementation of openBytes(String, int, byte[]) for most readers
54* Expanded unit testing framework
55
562007 Feb 28:
57* Better series preview thumbnails
58* Fixed bugs with multi-channel Leica LEI
59* Fixed bugs with "ignore color tables" option in ImageJ plugin
60
612007 Feb 26:
62* Many bugfixes: Leica LEI, ICS, FV1000 OIB, OME-XML and others
63* Better metadata parsing for BioRad PIC files
64* Enhanced API for calculating channel minimum and maximum values
65* Expanded MetadataStore API to include more semantic types
66* Added thumbnails to series chooser in ImageJ plugin
67* Fixed plugins that upload and download from an OME server
68
692007 Feb 7:
70* Added plugin for downloading images from OME server
71* Improved HTTP import functionality
72* Added metadata filtering -- unreadable metadata is no longer shown
73* Better metadata table for multi-series datasets
74* Added support for calibration information in Gatan DM3
75* Eliminated need to install JAI Image I/O Tools to read ND2 files
76* Fixed ZVI bugs: metadata truncation, and other problems
77* Fixed bugs in Leica LIF: incorrect calibration, first series labeling
78* Fixed memory bug in Zeiss LSM
79* Many bugfixes: PerkinElmer, Deltavision, Leica LEI, LSM, ND2, and others
80* IFormatReader.close(boolean) method to close files temporarily
81* Replaced Compression utility class with extensible Compressor interface
82* Improved testing framework to use .bioformats configuration files
83
842007 Jan 5:
85* Added support for Prairie TIFF
86* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM, OIB, OIF, and ND2
87* Improved API for writing files
88* Added feature to read files over HTTP
89* Fixed bugs in automated testing framework
90* Miscellaneous bugfixes
91
922006 Dec 22:
93* Expanded ImageJ plugin to optionally use Image5D or View5D
94* Improved support for ND2 and JPEG-2000 files
95* Added automated testing framework
96* Fixed bugs in Zeiss ZVI reader
97* Miscellaneous bugfixes
98
992006 Nov 30:
100* Added support for ND2/JPEG-2000
101* Added support for MRC
102* Added support for MNG
103* Improved support for floating-point images
104* Fixed problem with 2-channel Leica LIF data
105* Minor tweaks and bugfixes in many readers
106* Improved file stitching logic
107* Allow ImageJ plugin to be called from a macro
108
1092006 Nov 2:
110* Bugfixes and improvements for Leica LIF, Zeiss LSM, OIF and OIB
111* Colorize channels when they are split into separate windows
112* Fixed a bug with 4-channel datasets
113
1142006 Oct 31:
115* Added support for Imaris 5 files
116* Added support for RGB ICS images
117
1182006 Oct 30:
119* Added support for tiled TIFFs
120* Fixed bugs in ICS reader
121* Fixed importer plugin deadlock on some systems
122
1232006 Oct 27:
124* Multi-series support for Slidebook
125* Added support for Alicona AL3D
126* Fixed plane ordering issue with FV1000 OIB
127* Enhanced dimension detection in FV1000 OIF
128* Added preliminary support for reading NEF images
129* Added option to ignore color tables
130* Fixed ImageJ GUI problems
131* Fixed spatial calibration problem in ImageJ
132* Fixed some lingering bugs in Zeiss ZVI support
133* Fixed bugs in OME-XML reader
134* Tweaked ICS floating-point logic
135* Fixed memory leaks in all readers
136* Better file stitching logic
137
1382006 Oct 6:
139* Support for 3i SlideBook format (single series only for now)
140* Support for 16-bit RGB palette TIFF
141* Fixed bug preventing import of certain Metamorph STK files
142* Fixed some bugs in PerkinElmer UltraView support
143* Fixed some bugs in Leica LEI support
144* Fixed a bug in Zeiss ZVI support
145* Fixed bugs in Zeiss LSM support
146* Fixed a bug causing slow identification of Leica datasets
147* Fixed bugs in the channel merging logic
148* Fixed memory leak for OIB format
149* Better scaling of 48-bit RGB data to 24-bit RGB
150* Fixed duplicate channels bug in "open each channel in a separate window"
151* Fixed a bug preventing PICT import into ImageJ
152* Better integration with HandleExtraFileTypes
153* Better virtual stack support in Data Browser plugin
154* Fixed bug in native QuickTime random access
155* Keep aspect ratio for computed thumbnails
156* Much faster file stitching logic
157
1582006 Sep 27:
159* PerkinElmer: support for PE UltraView
160* Openlab LIFF: support for Openlab v5
161* Leica LEI: bugfixes, and support for multiple series
162* ZVI, OIB, IPW: more robust handling of these formats (eliminated
163  custom OLE parsing logic in favor of Apache POI)
164* OIB: better metadata parsing (but maybe still not perfect?)
165* LSM: fixed a bug preventing import of certain LSMs
166* Metamorph STK: fixed a bug resulting in duplicate image planes
167* User interface: use of system look & feel for file chooser dialog
168  when available
169* Better notification when JAR libraries are missing
170
1712006 Sep 6:
172* Leica LIF: multiple distinct image series within a single file
173* Zeiss ZVI: fixes and improvements contributed by Michel Boudinot
174* Zeiss LSM: fixed bugs preventing the import of certain LSM files
175* TIFF: fixed a bug preventing import of TIFFs created with Bio-Rad software
176
1772006 Mar 31:
178* First release
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