Release Notes

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  + Changed the Astro::Catalog::IO::TST pattern match used to identify
    magnitude error columns to allow multiple characters in the filter name
    (with thanks to Paul Leyland - CPAN bug #132433).
  + Suppressed some debugging output (unless $DEBUG is set).


  + Updated reference coordinates for 4_sesame.t test.


  + Updated the test scripts to work with the latest release
    of Astro::Coords (0.19).


  + Updated skycat.cfg file.
  + Updated RITMatch for the case of multiple filters and renamed
    the write_catalog "waveband" option to "filter".
  + Adjusted JCMT catalog formatting to match the current catalog.
  + Skipped 2_jcmt.t's test of the HOLO source in the JCMT catalog.
  + Now skip test 4_skycat_gsc.t as service has been decommissioned.
  + Updated reference coordinates for 4_sesame.t test.


  + Fix test 4_skycat_gsc.t for users who have a SkyCat configuration
    file which does not include "gsc@eso".


  + Catalogs can now be sorted by distance in azimuth.


  + Mercury has been added to the list of planets to be included
    in the JCMT catalog.


  + Test scripts skip query tests in the event of network problems.


  + The search button in Tk::AstroCatalog is now operational.
  + Minor updates to documentation.
  + Fixes for SkyCat GSC test due to hash key randomization.


  + Tk::AstroCatalog can now be told to display additional columns
    in the widget.


  + recommend that Astro::FITS::CFITSIO is installed rather than
    requiring it. We can't guarantee that people have the CFITSIO
    library installed.


  + Tk::AstroCatalog now calls the onDestroy method correctly
    when the widget is closed from the window manager (Graham Bell)


  + Use File::Temp for temporary files in tests.
  + Can now take IO::Handle objects for read_catalog and


  + Remove code that relies on CVS $Revision$ tags. Those
    modules have now been updated to v2.00 to ensure that they
    are seen as new.


  + The MPC web service seems to have changed so MPC is not functioning
    in this release.

  - Added FITSTable, ASSM, NorthStar, Binary, RITMatch, XY
    and LCOGFITSTable formats.
  - Now uses Module::Build
  - SuperCOSMOS and SIMBAD query classes have been removed since the
    remote format has changed.
  - Updated skycat.cfg file.
  - Astro::VO::VOTable is now an optional module.