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Jan 12 2017
VESTA ver. 3.4.0 has been released.
Oct 4 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.9 has been released.
Jun 24 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.8 has been released.
Jun 18 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.7 has been released.
Jun 7 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.6 has been released.
Jun 4 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.4 has been released.
May 29 2016
VESTA ver. 3.3.3 has been released.
Nov 12 2015
VESTA ver. 3.3.2 has been released.
Jul 24 2015
VESTA ver. 3.3.1 has been released.
Jul 14 2015
Dysnomia ver. 0.9 has been released.
This is a minor bug fix release.
Jul 10 2015
VESTA ver. 3.3.0 has been released.
The entire 1651 magnetic space groups are now supported and magnetic moments can be visualized based on magnetic symmetry operations. Magnetic structures can be read from magnetic CIF format. Examples of magnetic CIF files can be found in Bilbao crystallographic server -> MAGNDATA.

See change log for other new features.
Dec 2 2014
Dysnomia ver. 0.8 has been publicly released without password!
A key feature of this release is implementation of new L-BFGS algorithm, which is faster than the Cambridge algorithm and gives more rigorous solutions than the ZSPA algorithm.
Aug 20 2014
VESTA ver. 3.2.1 has been released.
Aug 14 2014
VESTA ver. 3.2.0 has been released.
Aug 7 2014
VESTA ver. 3.1.9 and user's manual have been released.
Jan 27 2014
VESTA ver. 3.1.8 has been released.
Oct 22 2013
VESTA ver. 3.1.7 and user's manual have been released.
Jul 7 2013
VESTA ver. 3.1.6 and Dysnomia ver. 0.7 have been released.
Feb 26 2013
VESTA ver. 3.1.5 for Windows has been released.
There are no changes in Mac and Linux versions.
Feb 22 2013
VESTA ver. 3.1.4 has been released.
User's manual of Dysnomia was also updated.
Jan 31 2013
VESTA ver. 3.1.3 has been released.
Dec 28 2012
VESTA ver. 3.1.2 has been released.
Jul 29 2012
VESTA ver. 3.1.1 has been released.
Apr 8 2012
VESTA ver. 3.1.0 has been released.
Mar 15 2012
Updated VESTA and PowderPlot packages. Also updated users manual of VESTA.
Linux version of VESTA 3.0.8 had a bug to crash when adding new bonds and lattice planes.
Mar 11 2012
Web address of JP-Minerals has been changed. Please update links and bookmarks to http://jp-minerals.org/.
VESTA ver. 3.0.8 and an updated users manual have been released.
Dec 15 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.7 has been released.
Dec 8 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.6 has been released.
This release fixes two regressions introduced in v3.0.4.
Anyone using v3.0.4 and v3.0.5 should immediately update them.
Dec 5 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.5 has been released.
Nov 27 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.4 has been released.
Nov 7 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.3 has been released.
Oct 28 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.2 has been released.
Oct 6 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0.1 has been released.
Aug 27 2011
VESTA ver. 3.0 has been released.
Aug 10 2011
VESTA ver. 2.90.2b has been released.
May 17 2011
VESTA ver. 2.90.1b has been released.
Apr 8 2011
I left NIMS on March 31st, and moved to National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo.
Mar 23 2011
VESTA ver. 2.90.0b has been released.
Jan 24 2011
VESTA ver. 2.1.6 has been released.
Sep 8 2010
VESTA ver. 2.1.5 and the user's manual have been uploaded.
This update includes support for the latest version of RIETAN-FP, v1.8.
Jun 3 2010
May 6 2010
VESTA ver. 2.1.4 and the user's manual have been uploaded.
Mar 21 2010
Feb 19 2010
VESTA ver. 2.1.3 has been released.
Dec 2 2009
VESTA ver. 2.1.2 and user's manual has been uploaded.
Aug 17 2009
VESTA ver. 2.1.1 has been released.
Aug 8 2009
VESTA ver. 2.1.0 has been released.
User's manual has also been updated.
Feb 11 2009
VESTA ver. 2.0.2 has been released.
Sep 28 2008
VESTA ver. 2.0.1 and user's manual has been updated.
Aug 15 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
Aug 4 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
Jul 11 2008
Happy Anniversary!
One year has passed since VESTA was released to public.
Another year starts with a new release, version 2.0.
Jun 4 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
May 18 2008
VESTA 1.4.4 has been released and
User's manual has been updated.
May 15 2008
May 9 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
Apr 21 2008
VESTA 1.4.3 has been released and
User's manual has been updated.
Apr 8 2008
VESTA 1.4.2 has been released.
User's manual has also been updated.
Apr 6 2008
VESTA 1.4.1 has been released.
User's manual has also been updated.
Apr 1 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
Mar 27 2008
VESTA 1.4 has been released.
This is the first release labeled as "stable."
Mar 19 2008
User's manual of VESTA has been updated.
Mar 11 2008
VESTA ver. 1.3.1 (final candidate 2) has been released.
User's manual was also updated.
Mar 7 2008
VESTA ver. 1.3 (final candidate 1) has been released.
User's manual of VESTA has been made available.
Feb 14 2008
Mac OS X version of VESTA ver. 1.2b has been rebuilt.
Some libraries required to execute Madel is now statically linked.
Feb 12 2008
VESTA ver. 1.2b has been released.
Jan 4 2008
VESTA ver. 1.1b has been released.
Some new features, e.g., calculation of charge distribution method, are included in this release.
Nov 19 2007
VESTA ver. 1.0.4b has been released.
Oct 21 2007
VESTA ver. 1.0.3b has been released.
This release supports wider range of *.lst formats.
Sep 26 2007
VESTA ver. 1.0.2b has been released.
On Mac OS X version, appearance of toolbar was improved.
Aug 26 2007
VESTA ver. 1.0.1b has been released. This is a bug fix release.
Jul 11 2007
VESTA ver. 1.0b has been released.
Nov 27 2006
An article about a next generation visualization system, VESTA, has been published.
Aug 10 2006
VICS-II v0.92.6 has been released.
Apr 10 2006
VICS-II v0.92.5 has been released.
Mar 27 2006
VICS-II v0.92.4 and PRIMA v3.5.6 for x86_64 Linux have been released.
Feb 23 2006
VICS-II v0.92.3 has been released.
Jan 28 2006
VICS-II v0.92.2 has been released.
Dec 18 2005
VICS-II v0.92.1 has been released.
Nov 27 2005
VICS-II v0.92 has been released.
Geometrical Parameters dialog, witch interacts with RIETAN-2000 + ORFFE, has been implemented.
Nov 14 2005
Version 0.91 of VICS-II (aka. 1.0 beta 2) is now available.
Mac OS X version now supports Drag & drop to Dock.
Oct 13 2005
CrystalMAP v1.0 has been released.
Oct 8 2005
VICS-II v0.90.9 has been released.
Oct 4 2005
VICS-II v0.90.8 has been released.
People using v0.90.7 of VICS-II should upgrade since it has a serious bug.
Oct 3 2005
VICS-II v0.90.7 has been released.
Added support for FEFF input file.
Aug 2 2005
VICS-II v0.90.5 has been released.
Jul 24 2005
VICS-II v0.90.4 has been released.
Jul 19 2005
VICS-II v0.90.3 has been released.
Jul 10 2005
VICS-II v0.90.2 has been released.
Jul 8 2005
VICS-II v0.90.1 has been released!
Feb 7 2005
Added a link: GEMinerals.
Dec 4 2004
Added three links to link page.
Nov 24 2004
Uploaded PowderPlot ver. 0.3.3. (swt library was updated to ver. 3.0.1)
Mac OS X version can be now executed by double click.
Nov 18 2004
Changed design of Software pages.
Oct 15 2004
Added "What's new" page.
Added crystal morphology data to Esterel twinning of high-quartz (Gifu Pref., Japan).
Oct 10 2004
Added five pictures to collection pages.
Minerals from Fuka mine, Okayama, Japan:
Henmilite
Pentahydroborite
Nifontovite
Others: Esterel twinning of high-quartz, Hemimorphite
Jun 2 2004
Uploaded PowderPlot ver. 0.3.2
Added a demonstration page of PowderPlot.
Apr 6 2004
Uploaded PowderPlot ver. 0.3.1.
This is a bug fix release.
Apr 5 2004
Uploaded PowderPlot ver. 0.3.
Added ability to display reflection indecies. Bug fix is also included.
2002
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