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Aladin Beta release announcement

Posted by Pierre Fernique on 26 May 2009 11:22 CEST

Aladin beta release is available.

A new Aladin beta release is available. Release number : 5.927

Feel free to install and test it at this address http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/java/AladinBeta.jar

The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version.
The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed.

New features and performance improvements:

  • VOTable 1.2 support including coordinate system frame support
  • Allsky full sky background support
  • frame=nn extension for select script command (ex: select frame=10)
  • get script command name parameter support (ex: get SkyView(pixels=800)...)
  • Undergraduate mode improvements (+%Aladin.profile GLU filter)
  • SAMP support
  • Catalogue plane transparency
  • All coordinate frames supported as inputs
  • Jpeg FITS tags support (reading+writing mode)
  • Jpeg AVM tags support (reading mode)
  • Histogram browser for measurement exploration
  • Rotation center movable for FoV
  • Arithmetic operation improvements
  • "Undo" position list
  • Photometry measurement support (by circles or polygons)
  • Simbad fast access (faster and larger : large cone search in a few seconds)
  • 2 color RGB improvements
  • Multilanguage support improvement (Persian, Italian, German, auto-updating)
  • Full screen support and preview window support
  • Grabbing/zooming outside the image
  • Fits RICE compression supported
  • Support for FOV IVOA note
Major fixed bugs:
  • Stretch color map function bug fixed
  • Power function ('^') in filters and new column creation - bug fixed
  • Vizier Catalog meta-index bug (degrees not supported)
  • Huge image bug (width parity bug)
  • "char" unit for VOTable output on RA and DEC fields (unit=""h:m:s"" parsing error)
  • xx = get FOV(xxxx) bug fixed
  • ![CDATA[ XML tag bug fixed
  • Drag&drop on Linux and from IExplorer now correctly supported
  • get local(url_with_=) error fixed
  • No stack checkbox activation bug fixed
  • VizieR catalog list does no longer hide the first line
  • -chart & -nogui parameters again supported
  • Metadata tree memory problem by-passed
  • xmatch with "no match" parameter works fine again


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