Information about current developments and future versions is
Also problems and useful extensions reported by users are listed here.
In particular, updated and new components can be downloaded
Changes in McStas version 1.5
| 1.6 | 1.7
| 1.8 | 1.9
| 1.10 | 1.11 | 1.12
Current version is 1.12, which was released May 8th, 2008.
A new version 2.0 will come up in spring 2009, but a bug fix release
may appear during fall/winter 2008.
As explained in the manual, a change in the major release number
should only occur in case of loss of backward compatibility. The main
areas where this will happen is:
- Component parameter naming convention. We have defined
a common nomemclature for similar components, easing the process of
- Polarisation. We are making serious progress in
polarisation support, meaing that we will merge the existing STATE
PARAMETERS (x,y,z,vx,vy,vz,t,s1,s2,p) and POLARISATION PARAMETERS (sx,
sy, sz) to a new STATE PARAMETERS (x,y,z,vx,vy,vz,t,sx,sy,sz,p)
Since we have now defined that the next version will break (some)
backward compatibilty, this list might extend slightly.
In the mean time, you may access our CVS server
get the bleeding edge development version (may contain bugs/incomplete
Please have a look at the FAQ if you need quick answers to
Last Modified: Tuesday, 14-Oct-2008 15:55:05 CEST