[Ifeffit] Ins:-simple suggestion when you make new releases

ALAM Sher ALAM.Sher at nims.go.jp
Wed Mar 10 23:25:33 CST 2004

Hi Bruce,

I was able to find the longmess problem and 
in one solution did a version change
[which you did not like] because I use both versions of
perl 5.5 and perl 5.8 and several versions of red hat
7.2,7.3, 8 and 9....However most people are using
single perl and linux operating systems. 

Thus I suggest that like you did with Tk let us know ahead
of time for which perl version the programs are tested.

The other thing that is not clear to me is 
that if you say for example that programs require perl xyz
or later, do you actually check that they run under
the allowed versions? before releasing......


> Hi folks,
> New versions of Athena and Artemis are now ready.  The windows and
> unix updater programs will now grab and install these updates.
> This release addresses many bugs that were found in the previous
> release.  There are also a couple of nice things for the Windows
> users.  I recently upgraded by license for the PerlApp program, which
> is the program which builds the Windows executables from the perl
> source code.  The new version of PerlApp has the very nice feature of
> generating *much* smaller executables -- Athena is about 2 megs as
> compared to about 5 megs from the previous version of PerlApp.
> There are two big new features in this release.
> 1.  Athena now has an interface for doing linear combination fits of
>     standard XANES spectra to an unknown.  Look in the Analysis menu.
> 2.  Both Athena and Artemis have a new mechanism for trapping certain
>     kinds of errors and writing files that can be included in a bug
>     report.  If a certain class of problem gets tripped while you are
>     using one of the codes, the program will beep and you will see a
>     message like this in the echo area:
>        Artemis trapped a warning!  Message dumped to C:\Program 
> Files\Ifeffit\horae\ARTEMIS.TRAP
>     If you decide to send me a bug report regarding whatever lead to
>     the error, you should include the specified file along with your
>     bug report.  The trap file may look cryptic, but it will probably
>     help me a lot in solving the problem.
> Update and enjoy!
> B
> P.S.  Big thanks this time for excellent bug reports from Peter
>       Southon, Peter Pfalzer, and valient beta tester Adam Webb.
>       Thanks also to Simon Bare for his help with the linear
>       combination interface.
> -- 
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