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 * The new HDS-V5 data format (which uses HDF5) is now available. In this release the default will be to write all files as HDS-V4, unless the environmental variable HDS_VERSION is set to 5. This is described in Jenness 2015 [[javascript:void(0);/*1531361435496*/|2015A&C....12..221 .]] We are planning to make this file format the default starting with our next release, so we would please request any issues or comments be sent on to us: either on the [[javascript:void(0);/*1531361534704*/|Starlink users' mailing list]], the [[javascript:void(0);/*1531361558354*/|Starlink developers' mailing list]], or sent directly to EAO with the helpdesk AT eaobservatory.org email address.  * The new HDS-V5 data format (which uses HDF5) is now available. In this release the default will be to write all files as HDS-V4, unless the environmental variable HDS_VERSION is set to 5. This is described in Jenness 2015 [[https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2015A&C....12..221J/abstract|2015A&C....12..221 .]] We are planning to make this file format the default starting with our next release, so we would please request any issues or comments be sent on to us: either on the [[https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=STARLINK|Starlink users' mailing list]], the [[https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=STARDEV|Starlink developers' mailing list]], or sent directly to EAO with the helpdesk AT eaobservatory.org email address.

Starlink Software Collection — 2018A Release Notes

Highlights

  • The new HDS-V5 data format (which uses HDF5) is now available. In this release the default will be to write all files as HDS-V4, unless the environmental variable HDS_VERSION is set to 5. This is described in Jenness 2015 2015A&C....12..221 . We are planning to make this file format the default starting with our next release, so we would please request any issues or comments be sent on to us: either on the Starlink users' mailing list, the Starlink developers' mailing list, or sent directly to EAO with the helpdesk AT eaobservatory.org email address.

  • the ARY library has been converted to C.
  • Perl updated to version 5.26.1.
  • Further improvements to POL-2 data reduction software, including (experimental) skyloop modes and (experimental) 450 micron reductions.

Changes to Applications

CONVERT

  • ?

CUPID (ascl:1311.007)

  • ?

GAIA (ascl:1403.024)

  • When reading a multiple-line ARD region to extract a spectrum, all newlines and spaces are removed so that it can be saved.
  • Key fonts with compound names can now be saved to the configuration of the contour toolbox.
  • HTTP request headers should now use the correct line termination.

KAPPA (ascl:1403.022)

  • A new estimator, "FastMed" has been added to COLLAPSE.

ORAC-DR (ascl:1310.001)

ORAC-DR change log

POLPACK (ascl:1405.014)

  • ?

SMURF (ascl:1310.007)

  • The dome status has been added to scuba2_index / acsis_index.

SOURCEPLOT

  • The included JCMT source catalog has been updated.

SPLAT (ascl:1402.007)

  • A bug relating to the receipt of spectra through local URLs via SAMP has been fixed.
  • The submillimeter line identifier catalog has been updated.

STILTS (ascl:1105.001)

  • Updated to version 3.1-4.

STILTS version history

TOPCAT (ascl:1101.010)

  • Updated to version 4.6-1.

TOPCAT version history

Changes to Libraries

AST (ascl:1404.016)

  • ?

PCS

  • ?

STIL

  • Updated to version 3.3-1.

STIL version history

CFITSIO

Miscellaneous Changes

  • The shell "login" and "profile" scripts now add Starlink to the start (rather than the end) of LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
  • The shell "login" and "profile" scripts now define ORAC_PERLBIN.

Starlink: 2021A (last edited 2021-11-19 20:31:25 by GrahamBell)