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KARMA: Getting started

Download

Here you can download the latest KARMA release. At the moment both a source package and several precompiled binary distributions for different 32- and 64-bit Linux and Mac OS X platforms are provided (you can determine the type of your hardware platform by uname -m). Please download via the links below:

karma_src-2.7.tar.gz Source package
karma_bin_i686_Linux-2.7.tar.gz Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Linux
karma_bin_x86_64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz AMD/Intel x86_64 binary (64bit) for Linux
karma_bin_ia64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz Intel Itanium IA-64 binary (64bit) for Linux
karma_bin_i386_Darwin-2.7.tar.gz Intel x86 binary (32bit) for (Mac) OS X
karma_bin_x86_64_Darwin-2.7.tar.gz Intel x86_64 binary (64bit) for (Mac) OS X

Recent changes

2017-03-04: 2.7
  • New feature implemented by ESO: Two arms can be allocated to the same target.
  • 2015-07-06: 2.6.2
  • Update of version 2.6 that fixes dynamic linking problem on OS X 10.10.
  • Minor bug in calibration mode fixed.
  • 2015-02-12: 2.6
  • Minimum number of reference targets in acquisition mode From Science decreased from 3 to 2.
  • 2014-11-24: 2.5
  • Display of individual patrol fields/travel limits during manual arm positioning enabled.
  • Storage format of XML session files revised (downward compatible) in order to reduce file size.
  • 2MASS timeout relaxed from 20s to 30s.
  • 2013-12-17: 2.4.2
  • Minor changes on User Manual.
  • Bug fixed: After previous changes, some special characters in catalogue comments were not displayed properly in GUI.
  • 2013-12-03: 2.4
  • Disabling/enabling of individual arms for allocation allowed.
  • Special characters in catalogue comments treated properly.
  • Check for equal prioritisation of targets and appropriate warning implemented.
  • Guide star entries in example catalogue M4.cat replaced by positions of 2MASS-associated optical sources with R magnitudes.
  • Combination "OG" for catalogue entries forbidden.
  • Build scripts modified:
    • /bin/bash required instead of /bin/sh.
    • Checks for libX11 and libstdc++.a added to configure script.
  • 2013-09-25: 2.3
  • Tab characters included in PAF checking and repair mechanism.
  • Arm 13 enabled again.
  • 2013-08-27: 2.2
  • Arm 16 enabled after instrument intervention, arm 13 locked.
  • Check for wrong guide star numbers in PAF files extended to zero index.
  • Bug fixed: Message box didn't pop up properly in case of finding chart errors.
  • 2013-06-21: 2.1
  • Explicitly given sky targets enabled for automatic allocation.
  • PAF merging tool for the combination of calibration PAFs (for the preparation of look-up table creation) integrated in KARMA.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Manual allocation of catalogue sky targets did not align arm with target exactly.
    • Wavelength band of guide star entries was not restored during PAF reloading.
  • 2013-06-03: 2.0.9
  • Magnitude and wavelength band now mandatory for guide stars and reference targets.
  • DOS-like carriage returns in catalogues optionally removable now.
  • Bug fixed: Error message on 2MASS timeout was empty.
  • 2013-05-15: 2.0
  • New official release for Science-Verification.
  • 2013-05-12: 1.14
  • Mosaic functionality expanded: Overlapping mapping areas in the case of simultaneous created multiple PAF files enabled.
  • PAF file reloading improved and re-saving enabled. "Repair mechanism" for corrupt PAF files (containing DOS-like carriage returns, wrong checksum, or wrong guide star numbers) implemented.
  • Selection of Nod to Sky and Stare modes prevented in case of exhausted science targets.
  • Colour dialogue expanded to include custom colours.
  • Image zoom behaviour improved.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Disabled targets were not properly excluded from allocation in all cases.
    • Disabled guide stars outside the allowed zone were tried to lock mistakenly.
    • Telescope offsets had been enabled mistakenly again via 'Release' button even in case of already allocated arms.
    • Mapping rectancle didn't disappear at the end of a cycle in Mosaic mode.
  • 2013-04-05: 1.13.1
  • Tcl scripting interface implemented.
  • Bug fixed: Guide star priorities were not reset at end of cycle.
  • DOS-like carriage returns in catalogues trapped already while reading.
  • 2013-03-27: 1.12
  • Editing of catalogue entries enabled.
  • Bug fixed: Bright objects were written to PAF file even if disabled.
  • Several GUI features improved.
  • 2013-02-24: 1.11
  • Python interface removed.
  • XML parser improved: Special characters are now written and read in standard-compliant format.
  • Bug in automatic selection of acquisition mode fixed.
  • User Manual revised.
  • 2013-02-04: 1.10
  • Bugs in version 1.9 fixed.
  • 2013-01-29: 1.9
  • Optional enforcement of separate acquisition step implemented.
  • Manual telescope/rotator setting through explicitly given values in edit fields enabled.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
  • 2013-01-25: 1.8
  • Guide star priorities introduced. Guide star selection zone drawn where necessary.
  • Catalogue names of allocated objects shown in tooltips of IFU windows corresponding to the assigned arms.
  • Loading of background images enabled after reloading of PAF files.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
  • 2013-01-16: 1.7
  • Step size for sky position search reduced.
  • Different colours for targets of different priorities enabled.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
  • 2012-12-19: 1.6
  • Python script mode implemented.
  • Guide star selection area reduced.
  • 2012-12-05: 1.5
  • End-of-commissioning-1 version.
  • 2012-11-09: 1.4
  • Creation of JPEG finding charts enabled.
  • PAF file check improved.
  • 2012-10-12: 1.3
  • Reference targets now allocatable manually in Science step.
  • Bugs fixed.
  • 2012-09-28: 1.2.1
  • Bug fix (mirror-inverted IFU windows) to version 1.2.
  • 2012-09-26: 1.2
  • Minor improvements after PAE.
  • 2012-07-11: 1.1
  • Version for PAE.
  • 2012-06-05: 1.0.3
  • First official version after PAE software tests.
  • 2012-05-08: 0.80
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • 2012-03-02: 0.79
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • 2012-02-07: 0.78
  • Several small bugs fixed.
  • 2012-01-09: 0.77
  • New version after PAE software tests.
  • 2011-12-16: 0.76.2
  • Several minor bugs fixed.
  • 2011-11-11: 0.74
  • 2MASS search extended.
  • Undo functionality improved.
  • Major source code revision.
  • 2011-06-22: 0.69
  • Revision of already finished configuration steps enabled through tab-like access to the corresponding dialogue pages.
  • 2011-05-13: 0.68
  • Automatic build from sources enabled for Mac OS X.
  • Override mode for bright object and vignetting rules fully implemented.
  • 2011-04-25: 0.67
  • Visible components of KMOS schematic restricted to those necessary for a particular step.
  • Optional arm numbering added.
  • Small improvements and bug fixes.
  • 2011-04-02: 0.66.1
  • Bug-fixing patch for version 0.66.
  • 2011-03-28: 0.66
  • Several features added and/or modified according to user feedback.
  • Some bugs fixed.
  • 2011-02-16: 0.64
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • 2011-02-13: 0.63
  • Allocation algorithms improved again.
  • Placement of free arms on sky now creates additional sky targets.
  • Some bugs fixed.
  • 2011-01-25: 0.62
  • First binary version for Mac OS X released.
  • 2011-01-16: 0.61
  • Creation of multiple PAF files for extended Mosaic fields enabled.
  • 2010-12-04: 0.60
  • PostScript output for hardcopies of arm configurations implemented.
  • 2010-10-12: 0.58
  • Reloading of PAF files implemented.
  • Dependency on environment variable KARMA_ROOT removed.
  • 2010-08-26: 0.55
  • Sample images enlarged, sample catalogues extended accordingly.
  • Guide star selection simplified through an improved display of the avoidance zone, taking the actual dimensions of the guide probe arm into account.
  • 2010-04-09: 0.53
  • Build/install approach unified. A KARMA build from sources now creates the same binary version as it is available via the precompiled package(s).
  • 2010-03-17: 0.52
  • First binary version released.
  • More information

    ... can be found in the KARMA User Manual which is included in the binary and source package distributions (see Download section above).


    Last modified: 2017-03-08 (Michael Wegner)