A lot of different changes have occurred over the last few months. There are two that stand out. First, docker related: images now get published under the waikatodatamining user; overhaul of how flows are used within docker images and updated documentation on website accordingly. Second, some interactive sources like EnterValue or the boolean condition PromptUser can now be displayed as a panel in the notification area rather than as a separate dialog. That way, dialogs will stay with the particular flow editor panel, even when starting multiple flows at the same time (which is also a new feature).
Full list of changes is below:
Swapping a SelectFile source with a EnterManyValues now transfers any extensions (or attached variable) as well.
When selecting Save report from a report table with the Edit options box ticked, the writer's options dialog will only get displayed once now.
Fixed source of memory leaks with the recent files handlers (handlers are now always set/get as shallow copies).
AbstractTee, LoadBalancer, LocalScopeTransformer and WhileLoop now set the skip flag also in the underlying Sequence actor that manages their actors.
The AbstractDataContainerFileWriter (e.g., the SpectrumFileWriter is derived from that) now ensures that the filename generated from the samepl ID is a valid filename.
adams-weka and adams-weka-lts: data loaded into the Weka Investigator now adhers to the Investigator-wide undo state.
When in headless mode, entering values in the terminal via EnterValue and EnterManyValues now makes use of provided initial values when simply pressing ENTER.
Added support for environment variables ADAMS_USERNAME, ADAMS_USERHOME, ADAMS_USERDIR to override system properties user.name, user.home and user.dir respectively. The ADAMS_PLACEHOLDERS variables allows setting/overriding of placeholder definitions. Values in ADAMS-managed properties files can be overridden as well (check the adams-core manual for details, section Environment variables).
adams-rats-core: The RatControl now skips ConsolePanel calls when in headless mode.
Improved clearing of graphical displays (via: File - Clear).
The Downloads > Docker documentation has been updated and expanded to fit the updated Docker images.
The AbstractDataContainerFileReader transformer ancestor (e.g., for SpectrumFileReader) now supports output of the containers as an array instead of just one-by-one.
Added the ability to pause/resume or stop the flow from graphical actor dialogs via an optional flow control sub-menu. This is useful for flows that get launched with FlowRunner and do not have the typical Flow editor interface. Requires EXPERT user mode.
The Statistics menu item in the Flow editor now displays the results in the side panel rather than in a separate dialog.
The Flow Editor now has the additional Run all and Stop all menu items/toolbar buttons.
The Active menu and toolbar buttons in the Flow Editor are now hidden if no flow set as active.
The FlowRunner how has the -force-exit flag to properly exit the process in case 3rd-party library threads keep the application from exiting.
The PromptUser boolean flow condition can run in headless mode now as well and also be displayed in the notification area rather than as a dialog.
The EnterValue, EnterManyValues, SelectDirectory and SelectFile sources can be displayed in the notification area as well, not just as dialog.
added interfaces StringReportReader/Writer to allow them being used by the ReportToString/StringToReport conversions to perform conversions on the fly rather than via temp files.
Added MSECS_LONG, SECONDS_LONG, JULIANDATE_LONG and SERIAL_DATETIME_LONG as date time types, affecting conversions ConvertDateTimeType, DateTimeTypeToString, ExtractDateTimeField, StringToDateTimeType and transformer DateTimeTypeDifference.
The MathExpression transformer now accepts Byte/Short/Float/Number as well
adams-db: upgraded sqlite-jdbc to 126.96.36.199.
The ImageInfo transformer can output the image type and pixel depth now as well.
The Regions sub-images generator now stores the region coordinates in the report of the sub-image as well ("Coordinates[S]").
Object finders now have the resetIndicesIfNecessary flag that automatically resets the indices when there are missing or duplicate ones.
adams-moa: upgraded MOA to 2023.04.0.
The DownloadContent transformer and DownloadFile sink now stop active downloads when the flow is being stopped.
Upgraded jsch dependency to 0.2.9
The SSHConnection standalone now allows specifying a timeout (in milliseconds).
adams-rsync: Upgraded rsync4j to 3.2.7-2
adams-weka and adams-weka-lts:
When specifying an ID attribute with the WekaInstanceViewer sink then this attribute gets automatically excluded from the plot (avoids distorting the graph).
Weka Investigator: memory clean-up improvements.
Upgraded Weka versions: weka==3.9.6-fork-0.0.2, weka-lts==3.9.0-fork-0.0.13
Docker images are now available from: https://hub.docker.com/u/waikatodatamining
Added the FileComplete boolean condition to allow checks whether a file is complete.
The BytesComplete boolean condition applies the file complete check class hierarchy to byte arrays.
The DeleteMapValue transformer removes a key-value pair from a Java Map object.
The DeletePropertyValue transformer removes a property from a Java Properties object.
The Flow editor now has a Recent sub-menu in the Edit menu for recently used actor processors.
The SimpleLogging sink allows the formatted/timestamped output of objects received.
The FileIncomplete file use plugin makes all the file complete checks available.
Added unseeded number generators for doubles and integers: JavaRandomDoubleUnseeded, JavaRandomIntUnseeded.
The TextRenderer conversion is the equivalent of the TextRenderer transformer.
The ArrayToVariables transformer maps the elements of the incoming array to the specified variables. Useful when mapping fixed-length arrays such as coordinates onto variables.
The CurrentTime source outputs the current time as either milli-seconds or nano-seconds.
The ObjectPreview sink makes use of the Preview browser's handlers that can handle objects as well, not just files.
Added the JavaRandomByte/Unseeded random number generators for generating a sequence of bytes.
Added the JPEG and PNG file complete plugins.
Added the ByteArrayToImageContainer and ImageContainerToByteArray conversions, which use the specified image reader/writer to manage the byte array.
Added the ObjectAnnotationsReportHandler for displaying the annoations over an empty image (useful for just visualizing annotation files).
Added the NewJsonStructure source for creating empty JSON objects or arrays.
Added the DeleteJsonValue transformer for removing key/value pairs from JSON objects.
Added the JSON file complete check plugin.
Added the Html4Display sink for displaying HTML 4 code (supports custom CSS rules).
With the FilteredSpetrumReader and FilteredSpectrumWriter it is now possible to apply a spectrum filter within a reader/writer. Useful when working outside flows, like in the Spectrum Explorer (loading/saving spectra).
adams-weka and adams-weka-lts:
The SimpleDetrend filter works like the Detrend one but does not require the attributes to contain the wave number. Instead it just uses the positional index within the set of specified attributes.
adams-xml: Added the XML file complete check plugin.