Total Open Station 0.5

Total Open Station 0.5 is here!

This release is the result of a short and intense development cycle.

The application is now based on Python 3, which means an improved handling of data transfers and a general improvement of the underlying source code.

An extensive test suite based on pytest was added to help developers work with more confidence and the documentation was reorganized to be more readable.

There are only minor changes for users but this release includes a large number of bugfixes and improvements in the processing of data formats like Leica GSI, Carlson RW5 and Nikon RAW.

The command line program totalopenstation-cli-parser has four new options:

  • --2d will drop Z coordinates so the resulting output only contains X and Y coordinates
  • --raw will include all available data in the CSV output for further processing
  • --log and --logtofile allow the logging of application output for debugging

If you were using a previous version of the program you can:

  • wait for your Linux distribution to upgrade
  • install with pip install --upgrade totalopenstation if you know your way around the command line on Linux or MacOS
  • download the Windows portable app from the release page: this release is the first to support the Windows portable app from the start – for the moment this release supports 64-bit operating systems but we are working to add a version for older 32-bit systems.

But there’s more. This release marks a renewed development process and the full onboarding of @psolyca in the team. With the 0.6 release we are planning to move the repository from the personal “steko” account to an organization account and improve the contribution guidelines so that the future of Total Open Station is not dependent on a single person. Of course we have already great plans for new features, as always listed on our issue tracker.

If you use Total Open Station please let us know and maybe give us a star ★ on GitHub.

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Stefano Costa

Archaeologist, I study the Late Antique and Early Medieval/Byzantine period on the northern side of the Mediterranean, focusing on pottery usage patterns. I'm also involved in open source and open knowledge communities, like OSGeo, the IOSA project and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

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