December 11th, 2006: McStas-1.10 in vmware and Knoppix
If you would like to try out the latest release without installing it, a Knoppix bootable cd and a vmware appliance are now available
December 8th, 2006: McStas-1.10 is now ready
A new release of McStas
is finally ready! Pick it up from the download
page. The changes since last stable release (1.9.1) are available here
, including much improved support for polarisation, a new optimization feature, a complete .exe installer for Win32 systems and many other useful new things.
October 12th, 2006: WINS2006 and PSI Monte Carlo workshops
The McStas team attended two consecutive workshops. McStas is being widely used for simulation of neutron facilities and instruments. A tutorial took place at PSI. McStas 1.10 planed for November.
August 4th, 2006: Monthly update
If you want an update on project status plus the current TODO list, please have a look at the august 2006 update message
sent out this morning.
July 7th, 2006: Monte Carlo workshop reminder
As you may know already, the International Workshop on Applications of Advanced Monte Carlo Simulations in Neutron Scattering
is beeing held at PSI
, october 2nd-4th.
July 2nd, 2006: McStas RSS feed
As a service to the McStas users, an RSS feed
featuring news items from the website is now available.
June 21st, 2006: McStas at ACNS 2006
On behalf of the McStas team
, Peter Willendrup attented ACNS 2006
. PDF slides from the presentation are available here
April 18th, 2006: Small corrections to mcstas-1.9.1
A couple of minor bugs have been found in the mcstas-1.9.1 distribution package:
- The Focus example instrument distributed did not compile. To run this instrument with mcstas-1.9.1, download and place in the MCSTAS/examples folder. (On Unix systems the MCSTAS directory is usually /usr/local/lib/mcstas, on windows machines, this typically c:\mcstas\lib)
- For people running McStas on FreeBSD and derived systems (tested on a
FreeBSD 6.0 system), mcstas-r.h needs a minor correction. Please download and place in your MCSTAS/share/ directory.
March 29th, 2006: Announcing mcstas-1.9.1
Today, we are releasing a McStas update release. Mostly bugfixes and a few updates. A summary list of changes are available in the CHANGES
document. Get your new McStas here.
March 27th, 2006: Bug in perl-Tk
NOTE: The problem below applies to Unix systems with gnome only.
Recent updates to Gtk (gnome library) has made the mcgui graphical
interface crash on startup/use of certain gnome applications.
If you experience this problem, please either
- Install our locally patched version of perl-Tk, available here (Source code package, requires you to do perl Makefile.PL && make && make install)
- Apply the patch yourself from the patchfile available here
Last Modified: Tuesday, 03-Jul-2007 15:34:36 CEST