Release of OMERO & Bio-Formats 5.0.3

The OME team is pleased to announce the release of OMERO & Bio-Formats 5.0.3

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Today we are releasing OMERO and Bio-Formats 5.0.3. This a bug-fixing release covering a number of issues as listed below.

Bio-Formats improvements include:

** Note that if you want to take advantage of these improvements to ND2 file support in OMERO, you will need to upgrade your server to 5.0.3 as well as your clients. If you find any bugs, we encourage you to submit the files that are not handled correctly via our QA system.**

For OMERO users, this release includes:

Don’t miss the new User guide search page!

Developers, script creators, and other power users may be interested in:

** Though several Java 8 issues have recently been seen, we did not have time to fix them for 5.0.3. We suggest staying on Java 7 with all current versions of OMERO and Bio-Formats.**

For system administrators, changes include:

** Re-indexing your server may significantly improve the search results.**

Note that the generated Apache 2.2 config contains a Rewrite rule (RewriteRule ^/?$ /omero/ [R]) which no longer works (404 error), possibly due to changes in the OMERO.web custom prefix auto-configuration. Removing the rule fixes things.

Further details are available on Trac

To see details of the actual code changes and the specific issues they are addressing, refer to the GitHub milestone pages for OMERO and Bio-Formats.

The software is available from OMERO archived downloads and Bio-Formats archived downloads

For information on upgrading your server, see server upgrade

For any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists

August 6, 2014

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