The OME team is pleased to announce the release of Bio-Formats 7.0.0
Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 7.0.0 which includes support for writing dual-personality DICOM files. We have also removed a number of previously deprecated components which rely on external libraries, most of which are not well-supported. The full details of these are listed as below. For users who wish to retain support for files using these readers or codecs, we recommend converting these file-sets to an actively maintained open format such as OME-TIFF. This can be achieved using the Bio-Formats bfconvert command line tool as outlined in the command line tools documentation.
The full list of changes included in this release are as follows:
Removal of deprecated components:
File format fixes and improvements:
dicom.dual_personality has been added to the DicomWriter. Setting this new option to false
will revert writing of DICOM files back to the original plain DICOM files. This functionality was implemented
through collaboration with NCI Imaging Data Commons,
and has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,
under Task Order No. HHSN26110071 under Contract No. HHSN2612015000031.
ome-common was upgraded to 6.0.19
ome-stubs was upgraded to 6.0.1
ome-codecs was upgraded to 1.0.0
native-lib-loader was upgraded to 2.4.0 (thanks to Can Gokhan Dogan)
— August 1, 2023