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Astronomical Image Processing System
31DEC08 Version

[AIPS]

The 31DEC08 version of AIPS is no longer available for installation. It will no longer change even for significant bugs. The MNJ will still work to apply patches, but will only be useful once in 2010 since 31DEC08 will not be changed. The MNJ will fetch changes in the TEXT areas but changed CookBook chapters apply in small part to later releases so this may not be a good idea. You should install the now frozen version 31DEC09 or the current development version 31DEC10.

WHATSNEW in 31DEC08 AIPS


The accounting system has been upgraded to report the total disk I/O in Megabytes at the end of each task. Linux systems do not provide an I/O count in the way that fomer systems, such as VMS, did.

The final report on 31DEC08 is available as 31DEC08 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2008 (PS, 870 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (375 Kbytes) and PDF, (190 Kbytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC08 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2008 (PS, 878422 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (386972 bytes) and pdf format, (186916 bytes).

The final report on 31DEC07 is available as 31DEC07 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2007 (PS, 920 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (400 Kbytes) and PDF, (200 Kbytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC07 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2007 (PS, 883214 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (388019 bytes) and pdf format, (187787 bytes).

The final report on 31DEC06 is available as 31DEC06 AIPSLetter dated 31 December 2006 (PS, 879 Kbytes) has information on all changes in this release. It is also available gzipped, (382 Kbytes) and PDF, (185 Kbytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC06 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2006 (PS, 32697 Kbytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (5096 Kbytes) and pdf format, (6543 Kbytes).


Distribution Statistics

Tools to monitor shipments of the tar balls and the binary releases as well as accesses of the cvs code maintenance system have been created and run since Spring 2003. We estimate "sites" by counting unique IP addresses. 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. However, they are an underestimate of the number of computers used for AIPS since at many institutions a single IP address is used to provide AIPS to a number of computers. The table below shows the totals in various categories and has links to the plots of the cumulative totals. Note that the TST and NEW numbers for 2003 are for only part of the year as, of course, are all the 2007 and 2008 numbers. These are indicated by the asterisk. The totals for TST and NEW include both binary and tar-ball downloads. The binary totals include binary downloads and binary MNJ accesses.

SHIPPING SUMMARY
item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
TST name 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07 31DEC08
NEW name 31DEC02 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07
plot link 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
TST 416 * 808 832 806 965 1080 *
NEW 88 * 196 246 191 277 243 *
TST binary --- --- 299 402 669 964 *
NEW binary --- --- 48 94 161 301 *
CVS 551 797 982 1050 1385 1623 *
Unique 781 * 1276 1460 1398 1811 2059 *

The plot for 2008 will change every Wednesday but the numbers in the table above depend on us remembering to change them and so will change less often. The numbers were updated December 08, 2008



Modified on $Date: 2012/01/03 16:04:48 $
[Eric W. Greisen]