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31DEC12 Version

[AIPS]

The 31DEC12 version of AIPS is no longer available for installation. In 2013, it was changed only for fixes of egregious errors ("patches"). In 2014, you may still run MNJs on 31DEC12 if you insist. You need only run one after October 25, 2013 to have all updates to the code. Text files such as CookBook chapters, AIPSLetters, and VLA antenna position corrections are added to version-independent areas and new ones will therfore be copied whenever a MNJ is run. In 2014, 31DEC12 will NOT be patched even to correct egregious problems.

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You WILL want a Midnight Job!

If your site has a need for the current version of AIPS with updates via the Internet and the so-called midnight job, Read this information. It has additional information and instructions. Or Eric Greisen for further information.

Since releases of AIPS are planned to be only on an annual basis, the midnight job (now with easier setup and NO ssh) will be the only way for AIPS users outside of NRAO to avail themselves in a timely fashion of whatever enhancements, changes, or new functionality we add to Classic AIPS. In 31DEC12, this will constitute only major bug fixes ("patches") and new documentation files.

The MNJ is the only way in which you can fetch changes to your version of AIPS, other than a full re-installation. It works for both binary and text installations and is sometimes useful even for the "frozen" version of AIPS, since the most recent frozen version will be patched to correct egregious errors.


WHATSNEW in 31DEC12 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 former systems, such as VMS, did.

The final report on 31DEC12 is available as 31DEC12 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2012 (PS, 919456 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (399961 bytes) and PDF, (210575 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC12 is available as 31DEC12 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2012 (PS, 892100 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (389974 bytes) and PDF, (200356 bytes).

The final progress report on 31DEC11 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2011 (PS, 904942 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (390623 bytes) and pdf format, (203303 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC11 is available as 31DEC11 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2011 (PS, 828686 bytes). It is also available gzipped, (372127 bytes) and PDF, (170344 bytes).

The final progress report on 31DEC10 AIPSLetter dated 30 December 2010 (PS, 906864 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (395209 bytes) and pdf format, (203555 bytes). The 6-month progress report on 31DEC10 AIPSLetter dated 30 June 2010 (PS, 1455110 bytes) has information on changes before about that date. It is also available gzipped, (462988 bytes) and pdf format, (342865 bytes).


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. 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 2009 2010 2011 2012
TST name 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07 31DEC08 31DEC09 31DEC10 31DEC11 31DEC12
NEW name 31DEC02 31DEC03 31DEC04 31DEC05 31DEC06 31DEC07 31DEC08 31DEC09 31DEC10 31DEC11
plot link 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
TST 416 * 808 832 806 965 1058 1228 1228 1105 940
NEW 88 * 196 246 191 277 246 307 307 270 284
TST binary --- --- 299 402 669 986 1082 1203 1064 1028
NEW binary --- --- 48 94 161 303 478 477 424 396
CVS 551 797 982 1050 1385 1667 1855 1914 1747 1309
Unique 781 * 1276 1460 1398 1811 2107 2399 2416 2228 1698

The plot and numbers for 2012 are now final.



Modified on $Date: 2014/01/01 18:28:58 $
[Eric W. Greisen]