McStas news items from 1999
(December 1, 1999) New ILL McStas Page
ILL have now put up a very impressive
McStas web page. Lots of information on the McStas efforts at the ILL
(November 12, 1999) New components on the unofficial
Some new components have been added to the unofficial
downloads page: a source optimizer for improving the efficiency of
simulations, and a flux adapter for simulating a real wavelength distribution
form the neutron source. These were contributed by Emmanuel
has been very busy with McStas lately!. Many thanks to Emmanuel and to
Philipp Bernhardt, Andrew Garrett, Peter Link, Georg Artus, and Pay Schulze
Horn who have also contributed components in the past.
(October 4, 1999) Red Hat Linux downloads
Binary packages ("RPMs") for Red Hat Linux of the libraries needed by McStas
front-ends have been added to the download page.
Hopefully this will help solve some of the problems people have been experiencing
getting this library (and hence the graphical front-ends) to work. A section
on this problem has also been added to the FAQ.
(September 27, 1999) Publication list
A list of publications mentioning McStas has
(June 9, 1999) McStas FAQ
A new Frequently Asked Questions page has been
added. This contains a list of common questions regarding McStas, along
with their answer.
(May 26, 1999) Web page update
The McStas web page has moved to a new location:
References to the old server will automatically generate a page pointing
to the new location.
(Mar. 31, 1999) McStas v1.1 released
McStas v1.1 has now been released, and may be obtained from the download
page. An updated copy of the manual is also
available. McStas v1.1 includes more components, has a new and better output
file format, and has a new mcplot graphical front-end as well
as a much improved
mcdisplay front-end. See the CHANGES
file for details on what is new in v1.1.
(Feb. 9, 1999) Web page update
A download page for unofficial McStas downloads
has been set up. On this page is found a number of components and new features,
written at Risø or by users and not yet integrated into the official
(Feb. 9, 1999) Bug in TOF_monitor
Philipp Bernhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
reported an off-by-one bug in the TOF_monitor component. See the
list posting for details.
updated TOF_monitor component with the bug fixed is now available.
Last modified February 5, 2001 by Per-Olof
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