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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

  1. Install our locally patched version of perl-Tk, available here (Source code package, requires you to do perl Makefile.PL && make && make install)
  2. Apply the patch yourself from the patchfile available here

Last Modified: Tuesday, 03-Jul-2007 15:34:36 CEST
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