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June 25, 2000
First release of the PIXY System 2
MISAO Project Announce Mail (June 25, 2000)
Hello. I am Seiichi Yoshida working on the MISAO project.
Now the development of the PIXY system in the next generation, "PIXY System 2" started. The first version of it was released on June 24.
The PIXY system is an automated astronomical image examination system developed by Seiichi Yoshida. It has been used in the course of new object survey of the MISAO Project and helped to discover 943 new variable stars.
However, the old version of the PIXY system is hard to use. One of the reasons is that parameters such as the filename of the image to examine, the approximate R.A. and Decl., etc., must be typed in the command line.
Therefore, I decided to renew the system totally laying emphasis on the user-friendly interface, and to develop the new version of the system based on GUI (Graphical User Interface).
The June 24 version of the PIXY System 2 is available at the MISAO Project Home Page:
This version has the following features.
The development of the PIXY System 2 has just started. In the June 24 version, only the following functions are implemented.
After this, the following works are in schedule.
But the priorities of those works are not determined. If you have some comments and demands on the development of the PIXY System, please make a contact to Seiichi Yoshida (email@example.com).
The PIXY System 2 is implemented using Java language. It runs both on a Windows PC and a UNIX workstation. The PIXY System 2 uses a GUI package Swing. Because it uses new functions supported in Java2, it requires JDK 1.2.2 or higher version. Please download JDK 1.2.2 at the following web site:
In the development of the PIXY System 2, class structures and documentation of source files are also reinvestigated totally. The source files of the PIXY System 2 are contained in the package to be downloaded. And the documents of all source files are available at the PIXY System 2 Home Page:
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