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Release of OMERO & Bio-Formats 5.1.1

Postby hflynn » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:52 am

Dear All,

Today we are releasing OMERO and Bio-Formats 5.1.1. This is a point release that contains bug-fixes, but also adds several new features to Bio-Formats and OMERO.

Bio-Formats 5.1.1 adds TIFF writing support to the native C++ implementation and substantially improves our support for Windows by fixing the remaining functional differences between Windows and Mac/Linux.

Other updates include:
  • improved performance of ImageJ plugin when working with ROIs
  • TIFF export - switch to BigTIFF if .tf2, .tf8, or .btf extensions are used
  • fixed upgrade checking to more accurately report when a new version is available
  • Many bug fixes for formats including:
    • Zeiss CZI - fixed ordering of multiposition data and improved support for RGB and fused images
    • Nikon ND2 - improved ordering of multiposition data
    • Leica LIF - improved metadata validity checks and excitation wavelength detection
    • Metamorph STK/TIFF - record lens numerical aperture and fixed millisecond values in timestamps
    • Gatan DM3 - correctly detect signed pixel data
    • Imaris HDF - fix channel count detection
    • ICS export - fix writing of files larger than 2GB

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

The software is available at:
and the C++ implementation is available from:
http://downloads.openmicroscopy.org/bio ... cpp/5.1.1/

OMERO 5.1.1 focuses on user-facing issues and cleaning resources for developers. Improvements include:

For OMERO.web:
  • significant review of the web share functionality
  • correction of thumbnail refreshing
  • fixes to the user administration panel
  • fix for embedding of the Javascript image viewer

For OMERO.insight:
  • improved open actions
  • tidying of the menu structure
  • correction of the mouse zoom behavior
  • fix for the Drag-n-Drop functionality

Other updates include:
  • overhaul of the CLI session log-in logic
  • cleaning and testing of all code examples
  • further removal of the use of deprecated methods

The software is available at:

Upgrade information is at http://www.openmicroscopy.org/site/supp ... grade.html.

Any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists:



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