Starlink Software Collection - Hawaiki Release Notes

General

Changes to Applications

ATOOLS

CUPID

DAOPHOT

KAPPA

GAIA

This release includes major updates for GAIA.

GAIA and Skycat have been updated to use Tcl/Tk 8.5 and most of the associated packages have also been updated. The major visible changes are the arrival of anti-aliased fonts and the updating of some widgets.

The font used for displaying symbols (the alpha and delta symbols shown in the main panel) is no longer required as unicode fonts are now used by default. This also means that unicode symbols can be drawn in overlay text. The font handling for the astrometry grid overlay has also been changed to use anti-aliased fonts and unicode.

Note if you have saved your startup options you will see a message:

when GAIA starts up. To get rid of this just re-apply the options in the startup options window (File menu).

During this update the ability to get the grid overlay fonts to scale with the zoom factor has been removed. Hopefully now that rotated text is clearer this will not be needed.

Other changes:

PHOTOM

POLPACK

SMURF

SPLAT

Changes to Libraries

AGI

ARD

ATL

MERS

NDF

PCS