Survex 1.4.8 released

Olly Betts olly at
Tue Apr 23 23:20:24 BST 2024

Survex 1.4.8 is now available:

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

Changes in 1.4.8 (2024-04-23):

* cavern:

  + The warning for a compass reading on a plumbed leg was already suppressed
    for a compass or backcompass reading of 0, but is now also suppressed for a
    backcompass of 180° (or equivalent) which seems to be common in some Compass
    datasets, but also seems sensible generally.  Thanks to Simeon Warner for
    sharing some data which triggered such warnings.

  + The error for when a survey and station use the same name is now also
    emitted in the case where a name was used first for a station, and then as
    a survey on an explicitly prefixed name.  Closes, reported by Thomas Holder.

  + The error for when a survey and station use the same name now highlights
    the problematic name within the line shown for context.

  + Fix the reported token string reported by some errors with readings.  This
    happened to work on at least x86-64 Linux, but the code was invalid and
    failed on some architectures.

* Fix to build with newer FFmpeg versions.

* (Microsoft Windows version): The installer now offers the choice to install
  for just the current user, which allows installing Survex without admin

* (Microsoft Windows version): Fix problems with valid coordinate systems being
  rejected and aven's cavern log window not showing output.  Reported by
  Peter Mašič, Špela Borko, Răzvan Dumbravă and detrito.  Thanks especially to
  Špela Borko for a lot of testing to help track down the cause.

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

b089853f8659a7350d99136e5c8e5e8d8b2c6eb315a6d004adb51165a32a21f2  survex-1.4.8.tar.gz
5ecf99e3e2a33b69744ab9a161cd6c6450fa2350b73dbe65bb52b1438af3af36  survex-win32-1.4.8.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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