## EulumdatTools updated to use Eclipse 2020-03

EulumdatTools is using the Eclipse application framework and that updates to a new version every quarter.

#### Bug fixes in version 0.14.13.v20200413

• When LDT files with errors were converted to IES, the conversion would fail silently, resulting in an empty file. This has been fixed and all errors during batch conversion will be shown at the end of a conversion. Files without errors will all be processed. Note that these errors can be caught by using the validators!

## We no longer recommend Oracle Java

Due to ever more stringent licensing rules, we recommend against using Oracle Java. Please use java from https://adoptopenjdk.net.

## Windows 10 users: performance issues?

Windows 10 Defender significantly slows down Eclipse, reason being Windows 10 Defender scanning the JAR files. The problem has been reported to Microsoft here. Until then, a workaround to this problem is to add Eclipse root directory to Windows 10 Defender's exclusion list, detailed steps are shared here.

## Please get a new binary

#### Availability

Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## EulumdatTools updated to use Eclipse 2019-12

EulumdatTools is using the Eclipse application framework and that updates to a new version every quarter.

PLEASE SCHEDULE SOME TIME TO CHANGE YOUR JAVA AND EULUMDATTOOLS TO 64-BIT VERSIONS!

#### New features in this version

• There are no new features in this version

## Windows 10 users: performance issues?

Windows 10 Defender significantly slows down Eclipse, reason being Windows 10 Defender scanning the JAR files. The problem has been reported to Microsoft here. Until then, a workaround to this problem is to add Eclipse root directory to Windows 10 Defender's exclusion list, detailed steps are shared here.

## Please get a new binary

#### Availability

Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Friday, July 19, 2019

### EulumdatTools is updated to Use Eclipse 2019-06

EulumdatTools is using the Eclipse application framework and that updates to a new version every quarter. This means 32 bit versions for Windows and Linux are discontinued, but old versions will stay available. We follow the recent upgrade to version 2019-06 to take advantage of all speed and stability upgrades.

#### New features in this version

• You can modify the editor syntax colors to suit your taste
• You can set the editor to the fashionable Dark Theme.
• Several bugs were removed in the validators that occured under non-standard conditions.
• The Sandbox feature is installed as standard, please try these new features and provide feedback

#### Availability

Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Thursday, August 16, 2018

### EulumdatTools is updated to Use Eclipse Photon

EulumdatTools is using the Eclipse application framework and that updates to a new version every year. We follow the recent upgrade to version Photon to take advantage of all speed and stability upgrades.

If you wan to upgrade and get errors, please go to Preferences / Instal/Update / Available Software Sites and change the update site URL to: http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/site.xml

#### Availability

Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Wednesday, August 16, 2017

### New version checks for UTF-8 BOM headers

When editing IES files with modern text editors, sometimes an UTF-8 BOM header is places before the actual text. This will mess up reading the file in most photometric tols and prevent conversion in EulumdatTools.

## Due to a build error you cannot update. Please install the whole application again from links below. Apologies!

Main improvements are for improved conversion of EULUMDAT to IES for later use in AGI32 Simulation tool. When nadir or zenith is not identical in all planes, the error result is unable to load file: nadir values not equal. When processing files as EULUMDAT or LDT you can check for many common errors and get help in correcting these.

### Improvements in this release

#### Runtime updated to Eclipse 4.7 Ogygen

The underlying workbench has been updated to the latest version of Eclipse, 4.7 or Oxygen. This means improvements in speed and stability and other. More information an be found here

#### Improvements in EulumdatTools 0.14.7 itself

• Improved the check for different values at gamma 0 (nadir). Comparison is now to the average value for all C-planes
• Added check for different values at gamma 180 (zenith). Also comparing to average value.
• Added QuickFixes for these two checks, so you can replace all different nadir and zenith values with the average for multiple files.
• The Sandbox feature is included by default.
• Extended the default expiry date to 2018, so no sudden stops this year ;-)

### Prior release improvements

#### Improvements 0.14.6

• Improved IES syntax coloring, now also indicating periods as field separators
• Added a QuickFix for missing item code in standard version and duplicate item code in sandbox version for EULUMDAT files. You can fill in product code from filename or product name.

#### Improvements 0.14.5

• Code quality improvements

#### Improvements 0.14.4

• IES file keywords now have content assist, activated on CTRL+SPACE on Windows/Linux and CMD+SPACE on Mac
• IES files now have syntax coloring, with illegal characters immediately showing up in RED!
• Fixed issue with hard coded expiry date

#### Improvements 0.14.3

• All versions of EulumdatTools are now based on Eclipse 4.5.1 Mars. To upgrade reinstall from the download site listed below. The Mac version now looks like a regular Mac application.
• Make it possible to retain Testlab and Testdate/Issuedate on conversion of IES to EULUMDAT and vice versa. Based on a suggestion/request by Mikulas Parma.
• Allow setting of Test Lab name when there is a full license, to be used in conversions.
• Removed some annoying behavior where latest blog post opened in external browser

#### Improvements 0.14.2

• Fixed nasty conversion bug where IES to EULUMDAT conversion for IES files with absolute photometry had wrong DFF factors calculated. These can be caught and fixed by the Eulumdat validator, but now they are calculated correctly in the first place. If you have converted IES files to EULUMDAT with absolute photometry in the past and not validated the output, please reconvert your files!
• NOTE: the same bug affected the online IES to EULUMDAT converter at https://ies2eulumdat.appspot.com, so if you have used that, reconvert also!

#### Improvements 0.14.1

• A regression causing the IES validator to stop working was fixed (IES Validator Feature)

#### Improvements 0.14.0

• Checking your license will now use the https: protocol instead of https: increasing your privacy
• A problem where the cursor moved to start of line in the source editors when installed in Eclipse e4 was fixed
• You can read this blog right in EulumdatTools so you will always be up to date on latest developments
• EulumdatTools now contains a structured compare editor to make comparing 2 EULUMDAT files easier (see image) (Sandbox Feature)
• A check for overlapping C-planes, where there are C-planes for both 0° and 360° was added (Sandbox Feature)

#### Availability

Registered users and new users should download the new version. New users can apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Wednesday, May 27, 2015

### IES syntax coloring, keyword content assist in EulumdatTools 0.14.6.v20160115

A new version of EulumdatTools 0.14.6.v20160115 was published on January 15 at http://www.fold1.com/eulumdattools/.

#### Improvements 0.14.6

• Improved IES syntax coloring, now also indicating periods as field separators
• Added a QuickFix for missing item code in standard version and duplicate item code in sandbox version for EULUMDAT files. You can fill in product code from filename or product name.

#### Improvements 0.14.5

• Code quality improvements

#### Improvements 0.14.4

• IES file keywords now have content assist, activated on CTRL+SPACE on Windows/Linux and CMD+SPACE on Mac
• IES files now have syntax coloring, with illegal characters immediately showing up in RED!
• Fixed issue with hard coded expiry date

#### Improvements 0.14.3

• All versions of EulumdatTools are now based on Eclipse 4.5.1 Mars. To upgrade reinstall from the download site listed below. The Mac version now looks like a regular Mac application.
• Make it possible to retain Testlab and Testdate/Issuedate on conversion of IES to EULUMDAT and vice versa. Based on a suggestion/request by Mikulas Parma.
• Allow setting of Test Lab name when there is a full license, to be used in conversions.
• Removed some annoying behavior where latest blog post opened in external browser

#### Improvements 0.14.2

• Fixed nasty conversion bug where IES to EULUMDAT conversion for IES files with absolute photometry had wrong DFF factors calculated. These can be caught and fixed by the Eulumdat validator, but now they are calculated correctly in the first place. If you have converted IES files to EULUMDAT with absolute photometry in the past and not validated the output, please reconvert your files!
• NOTE: the same bug affected the online IES to EULUMDAT converter at http://ies2eulumdat.appspot.com, so if you have used that, reconvert also!

#### Improvements 0.14.1

• A regression causing the IES validator to stop working was fixed (IES Validator Feature)

#### Improvements 0.14.0

• Checking your license will now use the https: protocol instead of http: increasing your privacy
• A problem where the cursor moved to start of line in the source editors when installed in Eclipse e4 was fixed
• You can read this blog right in EulumdatTools so you will always be up to date on latest developments
• EulumdatTools now contains a structured compare editor to make comparing 2 EULUMDAT files easier (see image) (Sandbox Feature)
• A check for overlapping C-planes, where there are C-planes for both 0° and 360° was added (Sandbox Feature)

#### Availability

Registered users should update using Help / Check for Updates... and install the needed features following the steps below, new users should install EulumdatTools first. New users can download an apply for 30 day free evaluation license at the installation site

#### Installation of EulumdatTools

For use in Eclipse you can use the standard Eclipse update site For stand alone RCP versions of EulumdatTools choose your platform and perform update after installation.:

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next and follow through with the installation. Also see here

## Thursday, May 21, 2015

### Installation of EulumdatTools Sandbox Feature

#### What is Sandbox Feature?

To allow experimentation with various validators for EULUMDAT files the standard validator was made extensible. It is now easy to create custom validators in a separate plugin. Instructions for installing this feature are below.

#### Installation of Sandbox Feature

Select menu Help / Install New Software... and select Work with: Eulumdat Tools Repository. Then choose the Eulumdat Tools Sandbox / Sandbox Feature, press Next

Press Next