[AstroPy] ANN: vo.table 0.6 released

Erik Tollerud erik.tollerud@gmail....
Wed Jul 21 12:53:54 CDT 2010


Do you have plans to submit vo.table as a package to pypi? It would be
useful to be able to specify it as a requirement for packages that
might want to access VOTables, but currently the python install tools
need a package to have a pypi entry to resolve the dependencies (at
least, automatically)...

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Michael Droettboom <mdroe@stsci.edu> wrote:
> I have made a new release of vo.table, a library for parsing, validating
> and generating VOTable XML format files.
>
> This release adds the following features since 0.5:
>
> Changes since 0.5
> =================
>
> - Initial support for conesearch, simple image access and simple
>   spectrum access protocols.  This support should be considered
>   experimental and subject to drastic changes in the future.
>
> - Support for VOTable 1.2
>
> - Improved compatibility with VOTable 1.0
>
> - Support for Python 3.x
>
> - All vo-specific warnings and exceptions have a number.  These
>   warnings and exceptions are defined in the documentation.
>
> - Warnings and error messages are more detailed.
>
> - Only warnings indicating a violation of the specification are given
>   type VOTableSpecWarning.
>
> - Improved compatibility with Python 2.6
>
> - C extension for writing XML, resulting in 2x speedup
>
> - Generally faster
>
> - More workarounds for invalid VOTABLE files in the wild
>
> BUGS:
>
> - Loading binary tables without an explicit 'nrows' is now fixed.
>
> - pyfits is not required -- will only be used when necessary.
>
> Mike
>
> --
> Michael Droettboom
> Science Software Branch
> Space Telescope Science Institute
> Baltimore, Maryland, USA
>
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