News

FITS 1.0.7 Released

March 22, 2017

JHOVE, one of the external tools aggregated into FITS has been upgraded to version 1.16.5 (from 1.11). I provides better reporting of metadata for large WAV files and PDF files. The release notes are here.

FITS 1.0.6 Released

March 2, 2017

This is a minor release.

There modifications to XSLT files to better identify JPEG EXIF files. There is also a new release of the OTS JAR file. The release notes are here.

FITS 1.0.4 Released

December 6, 2016

This is a minor release.

There has been a minor configuration change to the Exiftool. A change was made in the parsing of ExifTool’s output to identify the TIFF EXIF format for certain types of TIFF files. The release notes are here.

FITS 1.0.3 Released

October 18, 2016

This is a minor release.

There are minor improvements to formats and mimetypes handled for Word documents, minor logging changes, and the removal of source code from the distribution package. See the release notes here.

The source code is no longer contained within the distribution ZIP files. However, it is available on the FITS GitHub site.

FITS 1.0.2 and FITS Service 1.1.3 released

September 14, 2016

These are minor releases.

FITS contains better handling of XML and HTML files. Also resolved are cases where TIFF files did not properly have MIX metadata extracted for certain camera formats (Hasselblad, Sinar, and possibly others). The Linux shell scripts now resolve symlinks before loading relative paths.

FITS Service now externalizes configuration values for maximum file upload size and other values, better logging of errors, and other minor fixes.