To ease the process of bug reporting and to follow status on reported bugs in McStas, a Bugzilla system has been set up at McZilla. The system is open for everyone (requires you to register an email adress) and can be used for bug reporting, requesting features and later also for committing components for the McStas contrib library. To see status of unsolved bugs, click here
As promised, a demo of the webserver frontend created by ILL student S. Jean ILL/DS/CS has been set up. Go ahead, click and play...
To indicate the increased level of cooperation between ILL and RISØ on the full McStas project, the website has been refurbished and is now available also at http://www.mcstas.org.
Other nice things to come are
The full McStas team participated in an ILL meeting on neutron ray-tracing software for instrument simulations and code quality on February 8th. Several conlusions were drawn and a new strategy for testing and quality control was formulated. Read the related post to neutron-mc by Emmanuel.
We are very happy to announce that Klaus Lieutenant, former member of the Vitess project is now a member of the McStas team. Klaus has been employed in a Post Doc position at the ILL to work on several McStas related topics of interest to ILL and the neutron MC community in general.
A new easy way to get started with McStas is to download the McKnoppix iso9660 CD image, including a tuned Linux installation with McStas and support applications installed.