Survex 1.2.37 released

Olly Betts olly at
Sun Nov 18 23:56:07 GMT 2018

Survex 1.2.37 is now available:

This release is mostly bug fixes.  The one new feature is the addition
of a basic "Colour by Survey" feature to aven.

Here's the full NEWS file entry for this release:

Changes in 1.2.37 (2018-11-18):

* aven:

  + Add basic "Colour by Survey" feature.  The colours used aren't currently

  + Fix export of splays.  Patch from Thomas Holder.

  + Fix KML export to avoid invalid geometry when a tube intersects itself.
    Patch from Robert Jones.

  + (Unix version): Fix to work under Wayland by forcing the x11 GDK backend
    for now.  This is a workaround until wxWidgets OpenGL support is updated
    to work under Wayland.  Reported by Philip Balister.

  + Fix warnings about using deprecated functions when building movie export
    code using FFmpeg 4.0.

* cavern:

  + Compass MAK files: Handle fixed point coordinates in feet - previously the
    units were ignored and the coordinates assumed to be in metres.

  + Previously the first byte in a MAK file was ignored.  Typically MAK files
    start with a comment, and since cavern currently ignores lines that start
    with characters it doesn't understand the meaning of, this bug would often
    go unnoticed.

* survexport:

  + Fix exporting of passages, walls and cross-sections by running the code
    aven uses to decide how much to rotate each cross-section.  Previously all
    cross-sections were aligned West-East.  Reported by Robert Jones.

  + Default to .pos output if the program name is 3dtopos, and install a second
    copy (or hardlink under Unix) as 3dtopos.  This provides compatibility with
    current releases of Tunnel.  Reported by Becka Lawson, Wookey and
    Stephen Crabtree.

* Fix some German translations.  Patch from Thomas Holder.

* (MacOS X version): Fix aven-create-app to not delete converted icons.
  Typo spotted by Robert Jones.

* Improve documentation for *team.  Document the requirement to quote names
  unless a person is identified by just one name.  Document that the roles are
  optional, as that information may not have been recorded, and to align with
  therion's team command.

Here are SHA256 checksums should you want to verify the integrity of the

ccbba5e8bce58f6ef1effaef919714bf8ee3627f7df9ca13bb6d67cc457f7c9a  survex-1.2.37.tar.gz
42d1703ede64de46de5b5e85df8838c711b6d3f6b521f6f87f82db5a20c23619  survex-win32-1.2.37.exe

There are also detached GPG signatures in the download directory:

There are "release notes" on the wiki, which I'll try to keep updated
with any issues found, so take a look there for the latest information:

Please report any issues you find which are not covered in the release
notes to the bug tracker (

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