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MIDAS 94NOVpl1 available.

The 94NOpl1 (patch level 1) release of MIDAS is now officially
released. It can be retrieved for both VMS and UNIX systems from
our "midas" ftp account.

   - Ftp host: ftphost.hq.eso.org (
   - Ftp account: "midas". Password: "????????"
   - Directory: 94NOV
   - Files: README.unix
If you already retrieved  previous release 94NOVpl0
you can upgrade it to 94NOVpl1 by applying the patch tar file:

   - Directory: 94NOV/patches_pl0
   - Files: README.patches_pl0

What is new or fixed in 94NOVpl1?

   - Compilation problem for "spec" package solved for VMS.
   - Disabling interrupts for background processes (Linux)
   - Help on line for Linux and Solaris.
   - Script "cleanm.sh" works for OSF/1.
   - Bug fixed in EDIT/TABLE on VMS.
   - LD_LIBRARY_PATH not necessary any more for Solaris.
   - Simplification of CCD keyword initialization.
   - Correction for CCD read out direction (COLUMN/ROW).
   - Fix LOAD/LUT with non-interpolated LUTs.
   - Error on Solaris solved for EXTRACT/OPTIMAL in the ECHELLE context.
   - Segmentation violation fixed for IBM/6000 with CREA/GUI HELP.
   - Corrected long-slit command RESPONSE/LONG.
   - Speed up LOAD/IMAGE.
   - More precise help text and error message for DECONVOLVE/IMAGE.
   - Bug fixed for APPEND option in OUTTAPE/FITS on OSF/1.
   - Initialize IDIDEV correctly.
   - STATIST/IMAGE with cursor option had strange character trailing 
     in output (Solaris 2.3)
   - Make parameter type check in procedures more robust.
   - Add support for zoom windows to the EXTRACT/TRACE command.
   - Modify output format for values to fix problems on AIX
   - Skip warnings on missing files when using '*' in INTAPE. 
   - Fix setting of graphics cursor if display window open.
   - CENTER/GAUSS can handle data with low values (e.g. 10e-15)
   - Correction row/col numbers on top of plot.
   - Monitor does not print "ERROR IN CHILD" for executables located on midwork.
   - New GUI: CREATE/GUI FILTER (calibration data in calib directory)

94NOVpl1 has been tested and verified on the following systems:

   - SUN SunOS/4.1.3   - HP HP-UX A.09.01         - PC Linux/1.0.8
   - SG IRIX/5.2       - SUN SunOS/5.3 (Solaris)  - DEC OSF1/V2.0
   - DEC ULTRIX/4.3    - IBM/AIX 3.2              - VAX/VMS V5.2

Best regards,
| Carlos Guirao                            Internet: cguirao@eso.org |
| European Southern Observatory            Phone:   +49-89-32006-434 |
| Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse, 2            Fax:     +49-89-3202-362  |
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