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31DEC05 Version

[AIPS]

The 31DEC05 version of AIPS has been frozen for about one year except for a few major bug fixes. It is no longer available for installation. The MNJ will still work to allow the application of patches. You should install the soon-to-be frozen version 31DEC06 or the current development version 31DEC07.


WHATSNEW in 31DEC05 AIPS


The final report on 31DEC05 is available as 31DEC05 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2005 (PS, 906 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (396 Kbytes) and PDF, (225 Kbytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC05 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2005 (PS, 860 Kbytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (380 Kbytes) and pdf format, (175 Kbytes).

The final report on 31DEC04 is now available as 31DEC04 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2004 (PS, 908 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (400 Kbytes) and PDF, (203 Kbytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC04 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2004 (PS, 900 Kbytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (400 Kbytes) and pdf format, (200 Kbytes).

The final report on 31DEC03 is available as 31DEC03 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2003 (PS, 3272 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (1310 Kbytes) and PDF, (1251 Kbytes). The progress report 31DEC03 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2003 (PS, 750 Kbytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (320 Kbytes).


Distribution Statistics

A tool to monitor shipments of the tar ball was finally installed in Spring 2003. We shipped the 31DEC03 tar ball to 416 "sites" (unique IP addresses) in the last 30 weeks of this calendar year. During the full calendar year, over 551 sites contacted our cvs server. A plot of sites that have had at least one cvs access and of sites that have copied at least one of the tar balls is generated each week. The cumulative totals are quite significant. The cvs access implies that the site installed the 31DEC03 version of AIPS (MAKE.MNJ is not run while installing the frozen version) and/or ran the MNJ for 31DEC03. The tar-ball downloads count only downloads that completed successfully. In each of the totals, an individual IP address is counted only once. In general, an IP address is used by only one user, but more than one IP address will be used by those users that use dial-up connections. Thus, these totals are a modest over-estimate. Note, the totals also include multiple computers from single institutions such as NRAO.

Since 31DEC04 was created and 31DEC03 was made slushy and then frozen, we have kept separate statistics. They are plotted again by cumulative distinct IP addresses. From December 2003 into December 2004, a total of 196 different IP addresses downloaded the frozen form of 31DEC03 and 808 IP addresses downloaded one or more copies of the 31DEC04 tarball. Fully 797 IP addresses accessed the NRAO cvs master. Each of these has at least installed 31DEC04 and 231 appear to have run the MNJ on 31DEC04 at least occasionally. The total number of unique IP addresses in these three lists was 1276.

Since 31DEC05 was created and 31DEC04 was made slushy and then frozen, we are keeping separate statistics. Binary installations and MNJs are included in the version statistics and also reported separately. They are plotted again by cumulative distinct IP addresses. The numbers are suprisingly large actually, but they report, nonetheless, only transactions done after 4 December 2004.


Since 31DEC06 was created and 31DEC05 was made slushy and then frozen, we are keeping additional separate statistics. Binary installations and MNJs are included in the version statistics and also reported separately. They are plotted again by cumulative distinct IP addresses. The numbers are suprisingly large actually, but they report, nonetheless, only transactions done after 3 December 2005.



Modified on $Date: 2012/01/03 16:03:12 $
[Eric W. Greisen]