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Release of Bio-Formats 5.1.4

Postby hflynn » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:53 am

Dear All,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 5.1.4. This is a point release focusing on bug-fixes.

Improvements include:
  • Command line tools
    • fixed display of usage information
  • Automated testing
    • fixed problems with symlinked data on Windows
    • added unit tests for checking physical pixel size creation
  • Cellomics
    • fixed reading of sparse plates
  • SlideBook
    • fixed a few lingering issues withe native library packaging
  • SimplePCI/HCImage TIFF
    • fixed bit depth parsing for files from newer versions of HCImage
  • SimplePCI/HCImage .cxd
    • fixed image dimensions to allow for extra padding bytes
  • Leica LIF
    • improved reading of image descriptions
  • ICS
    • fixed to use correct units for timestamps and physical pixel sizes
  • MicroManager
    • fixed to use correct units for timestamps
  • Gatan .dm3/.dm4
    • fixed problems with reading double-precision metadata values
  • Hamamatsu NDPI
    • fixed reading of mask images
  • Leica .lei
    • fixed reading of bit depth and endianness for datasets that were modified after acquisition
    • updated to read metadata from files produced by FEI Titan systems
  • QuickTime
    • fixed to handle planes with no stored pixels
  • Leica .scn
    • fixed reading of files that contain fewer images than expected
  • Zeiss .czi
    • fixed channel colors when an alpha value is not recorded
    • fixed handling of pre-stitched image tiles
  • SDT
    • added support for Zip-compressed images
  • Nikon .nd2
    • fixed to read image dimensions from new non-XML metadata
    • fixed writing of integer metadata values

Documentation updates include:
  • updated instructions for running automated data tests
  • clarifed JVM versions currently supported

Support for building the Native C++ implementation on Windows has also been completed and the pre-built packages will be released separately within the next few weeks.

Full details can be found at http://www.openmicroscopy.org/site/supp ... s-new.html

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