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Version History of VESTA
VESTA 3 series
  • Jan. 12 2017 ver. 3.4.0
    • Reimplemented routines for calculation of bond distances, angles, and dihedral angles so that calculation of standard uncertainty (s.u.) takes into account of crystal symmetry.
    • Updated a code for reading magCIF to support the final specification of magCIF 1.0.
    • Fixed a bug that may crash the application when reading some data of flat molecules.
    • Fixed a minor bug when reading PDB and Xcrysden files.
    • Minor improvements in a window for simulation of X-ray powder diffraction pattern.
  • Oct. 4 2016 ver. 3.3.9
    • Refined automatic bond search behavior further.
    • Fixed broken conversion from Uij to beta_ij when exporting RIETAN *.ins file.
    • Fixed broken text encoding when exporting structure factors and/or powder diffraction peak table on Windows.
  • Jun. 18 2016 ver. 3.3.8
    • Fixed automatic bond search feature, which was somewhat broken in ver. 3,3,7. (Bonds were searched by the "Search atoms bonded to A1" mode.)
  • Jun. 18 2016 ver. 3.3.7
    • Fixed a bug in ver. 3.3.6 that results in a crash on selection of a polyhedron.
    • Fixed unit cell dimensions of GEOMETRY.OUT from the atomic unit to Angstrom.
  • Jun. 7 2016 ver. 3.3.6
    • Allow showing/hiding morphology data per each phase.
    • Added Si-Si and Ge-Ge pairs as default bonds.
  • Jun. 6 2016 ver. 3.3.5
    • Improved automatic bond search behaviors.
    • Added new "Summary" tab in the main window for output of phase summary.
    • Fixed performance issue when opening large data and toggling between large number of phase data.
  • Jun. 4 2016 ver. 3.3.4
    • Allow disabling automatic bond search when opening files by turning off the option "Start-up search for bonds" in the Preferences dialog box.
    • Enabled to toggle data by specifying data number.
    • Fixed a bug when reading VASP files having space characters before keyword strings.
  • May 29 2016 ver. 3.3.3
    • Enabled to export volumetric and morphology data in the VRML format.
    • Enabled to toggle data by buttons in the side panel.
    • In the built-in "Powder Diffraction" window, enabled to export a list of diffraction peaks to a text file.
    • Fixed a bug in ver. 3.3.2 that incorrect intensities were output when exporting structure factors to a text file. (Intensities displayed on the "Structure Factors" dialog box were correct.)
    • Fixed crash when selecting a polyhedron in aperiodic (molecular) data with non-zero charge assigned to each site.
    • Fixed crash when executing the "Standardization of Crsytal Data" menu.
  • Nov. 12 2015 ver. 3.3.2
    • Added a built-in dialog box for simulation of X-ray powder diffraction pattern. It will be used when RIETAN-FP is not installed in the PC or the path of RIETAN-FP is erased in the Preferences dialog box. The built-in simulation feature is still very primitive and you cannot edit conditions yet, except for wave length of X-ray source.
    • Added a feature to check symmetry constraints on Uij and magnetic moments of special positions, and output warnings in the text area when they do not fulfill the symmetry constraints.
    • Fixed a bug in the "Edit Data" dialog box that wrong constraints on unit cell parameters are applied when the dialog box is opened in the case of data with space group settings other than the first setting. This bug existed since v3.3.0 but did not affect you when creating a new structure, or reading a file and never editing data in the "Edit Data" dialog box.
    • Fixed a bug that VESTA failed to search additional lattice points in a particular case when converting unit cell from the "Unit Cell Transformation" dialog box.
  • Jul. 23 2015 ver. 3.3.1
    • Enabled to output (2 theta) and (I) in text data exported from the Structure Factors dialog box.
  • Jul. 10 2015 ver. 3.3.0
    • Full support of 1651 magnetic space groups.
    • Added a list of recently opened files in the File menu.
    • Enabled to generate additional symmetry operations when the transformation matrix changes the unit cell volume.
    • Added output of (2 theta) and (I) in the Structure Factors dialog box.
    • Enabled to read only positive or negative part of data in the *.pri, *.pgrid and *.ggrid.
    • Further optimization of bond search algorithm.
    • Fixed typo in spgra.dat, spgro.dat, and wyckoff.dat.
    • Fixed a bug in orientation and positioning of multiple phases specified in the "Edit Data" dialog box.
    • Fixed a bug that maximum indices of h, k, and l in the "Structure Factors" dialog box may be slightly smaller than the specified resolution.
    • Updated a template file (*.ins) and script file of RIETAN-FP.
  • Aug. 20 2014 ver. 3.2.1
    • Fixed a bug in ver. 3.1.9 and 3.2.0 that prevented detaching of vectors from "individual atoms."
    • Fixed an issue that has been potentially existed since ver. 3.1.2. When reopening VESTA files created by versions older than 3.1.1, enantiomorphic sites were marked by comma by default. This bug was only confirmed on Windows but possibly happened also on other platforms.
  • Aug. 14 2014 ver. 3.2.0
    • Fixed a bug in ver. 3.1.9 that polyhedra could not be displayed.
    • Fixed a bug that contour mode in 2D Data Display window could not be changed when it was set at logarithmic mode and after reopening the window.
  • Aug. 7 2014 ver. 3.1.9
    • Reworked "Vectors" dialog box. Now, vectors can be attached to either crystallographic sites or individual atoms, and in the former case, they are properly rotated in accordance with symmetry operations.
    • Related to the above change, file format of *.vesta is also changed.
    • Minor bug fixes and improvements.
  • Jan. 27 2014 ver. 3.1.8
    • Added "Structure Factors" dialog box.
    • Updated the template and script files for RIETAN-FP. On Windows and OSX, PDF files of powder diffraction pattern can be generated out of the box.
    • When drawing atoms as displacement ellipsoids, isotropic atoms can be scaled by the values of U/B.
    • When reading Gaussian cube files, do not apply periodic boundary condition to structural models any more.
    • Dropped support for OSX 10.5. From this version, OSX 10.6 is the minimum required OS for the OSX version.
    • On OSX, OpenGL canvas now support native resolution of the Retina display. (Icons are still not Retina aware.)
    • Continuing bug fixes of the OSX version. The 2D Data Display window now works again, and various other bugs were fixed.
  • Oct. 19 2013 ver. 3.1.7
    • Improved support for various file formats including SHELX (*.ins), XPLOR (*.xplor), VASP (POSCAR) with the Cartesian format, and CIF.
    • Output the results of standardization of crystal structure to the text area. (In recent versions, the standardization was silently performed and no text was shown.)
    • Fixed a few bugs specific to OS X.
    • Updated the database file of bond valence parameters to bvparm2013.cif.
    • Slightly modified output format of Madel, which is used to calculate site potentials and Madelung energy.
  • Jul. 6 2013 ver. 3.1.6
    • Fixed a bug that simulation of powder diffraction pattern and standardization of crystal data were broken on Mac OS X since ver. 3.1.4.
    • Enabled to correctly calculate Fourier synthesis of non-centrosymmetric data even when only a half of Friedel pairs are input in the "Fourier synthesis" dialog box.
    • Slightly modified the output format of Madelung Energy so that it can be more clearly understood as energy per asymmetric unit.
  • Feb. 26 2013 ver. 3.1.5
    • Rebuilt the Windows versions using the latest development snapshot of wxWidgets to address a crash problem. On Windows, versions 3.1.3 and 3.1.4 crash on simulation of powder diffraction pattern. The cause of the problem is a recently introduced regression in wxWidgets, and it seems to be fixed with the latest version.
  • Feb. 22 2013 ver. 3.1.4
    • Fixed a regression of v3.1.3 on Linux that text output were not displayed when the text contained non ASCII characters.
    • Minor changes to a data selection dialog box, which appears when reading files containing multiple phase data.
    • Improved support for an upcoming change in USPEX format.
    • On OSX, do not save users data in the application bundle.
  • Jan. 30 2013 ver. 3.1.3
    • Fixed a regression in v3.1.2 in input of VASP files.
    • Fixed a bug in input of rhombohedral lattice from Wien2k *.struc files.
    • Fixed interprocess communications on Mac OS X.
    • In the "Fourier Synthesis" dialog box, enabled to import structure factors from *.fcf files output by SHELXL with "list 3" command.
  • Dec. 28 2012 ver. 3.1.2
    • Enabled to select data to read when opening CIF files with more than two structure data.
    • Added an option to mark enantiomorphic sites. This feature enables you to draw general position diagrams similar to those in International Tables for Crystallography Vol. A.
    • Added an option to disable lighting on structural models.
    • Updated the database file of bond valence parameters to bvparm2011.cif.
    • Improved support for various file formats, including support for USPEX structure data files.
    • Fixed incompatibility with the latest version of RIETAN-FP.
    • Fixed a bug related to import of second phase.
    • Fixed a typo in asfdc file. (It was harmless for VESTA anyway.)
  • Jul. 29 2012 ver. 3.1.1
    • Fixed a bug in a feature of "Fourier Synthesis" dialog box that the result of calculation changes every time the "Calculate" button is pressed.
    • Fixed a bug that cell parameters are not read correctly from some of CASTEP *.cell files.
    • Miscellaneous fixes for GUI.
    • Updated STRUCTURE TIDY.
  • Apr. 8 2012 ver. 3.1.0
    • Fixed a bug that ver. 3.0.9 crashes on Windows when calculating an interatomic distance.
    • Updated the template file of RIETAN-FP.
  • Mar. 15 2012 ver. 3.0.9
    • Fixed a bug that VESTA 3.0.8 crashes on Linux when adding new bonds and lattice planes.
    • Windows version of PowderPlot included in ver. 3.0.8 does not run correctly when it is set as default program to open powder diffraction data.
  • Mar. 11 2012 ver. 3.0.8
    • Support transformation of triclinic unit cells between primitive and complex lattices.
    • When changing space group settings or transforming lattices by a matrix, Miller indices of crystal faces (forms) and lattice planes can now be transformed automatically in addition to structural parameters.
    • Added support for FHI-AIMS *.in file format.
    • Improved support for Gaussian cube format.
    • Changed number of significant digits of standard uncertainties in a range from 2 to 19 in concordance with IUCr guidelines.
    • Fixed a performance issue of the side panel when number of sites per asymmetric unit is huge.
    • Fixed a bug that parts of crystal faces are not drawn under certain conditions.
    • Fixed a bug that some redundant digits are written in CIF files output by VESTA. Also fixed a problem inputting CIF files with some non-standard space-group settings.
    • Fixed a typo in afsdc.dat file (it was harmless for VESTA anyway).
  • Dec. 15 2011 ver. 3.0.7
    • Fixed: Import of volumetric data didn't work in the "Phase" tab in "Edit Data" dialog box.
    • Fixed: On creation of super-lattice by a matrix, additional atoms are searched in wrong positions when the translation vector q is not zero.
    • In the "Conversion of Electron Densities" menu, added an option to select the unit of electron densities (Å-3 or a0-3).
    • Read space group information correctly for CIF files with multiple phase data.
    • Read structure data from *.ins when opening electron density data with PRIMA format (*.pri). (This behavior was broken since ver. 3.0.5 or so.)
    • Fixed some other minor bugs and issues.
  • Dec. 8 2011 ver. 3.0.6
    • Fixed a serious bug introduced in ver. 3.0.4: Atomic displacement parameters are overwritten to strange values when the "Edit Data" dialog box are opened, and also when it is closed by OK button. There are possibly other operations that are influenced by this bug.
    • Fixed a rendering bug of planar polyhedra. This bug was also introduced in ver. 3.0.4.
    • Changed a directory for saving settings on Mac from ~/.VESTA to ~/Library/Application Support/VESTA.
  • Dec. 5 2011 ver. 3.0.5
    • Added a feature to calculate an angle between two faces (planes).
    • Added two types of binary volumetric data formats.
    • Fixed a bug introduced in ver. 3.0.4. This bug prevents opening files with no extensions (e.g. CONTCAR, POSCAR, etc.) when they are placed under a directory containing "." in the name.
  • Nov. 27 2011 ver. 3.0.4
    • Added support for non-standard settings of monoclinic space groups with unique axis a.
    • Fixed a bug that the sign of determinant may not be correctly calculated when setting a matrix for lattice transformation. This bug does not exist in v2.x series or older versions.
    • Workaround a problem on some Windows 7 PCs that the depth buffering of OpenGL canvas was disabled.
    • Updated the license agreement to refer a paper of VESTA 3 as a reference.
  • Nov. 7 2011 ver. 3.0.3
    • Fixed: On some Linux distributions, VESTA still didn't run on a locale setting where comma is used as a decimal separator.
    • Added support for input and output of VASP POSCAR files with the Cartesian coordinate format.
  • Oct. 6 2011 ver. 3.0.1
    • New: "Fourier Synthesis" dialog box to import structure factors from an external file to carry out Fourier synthesis from them.
    • Fixed: surface area of crystal faces were calculated as doubled value.
    • Fixed: "apply symmetry operations" for cutoff planes could not be saved in *.vesta format (this bug exists in v2.90.2b and v3.0).
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Aug. 27 2011 ver. 3.0
    • Support SHELXL *.ins format.
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Aug. 10 2011 ver. 2.90.2b (aka VESTA 3 beta 3)
    • When crystal morphlogies are loaded, Miller indices and surface area of each face are now output to the text area.
    • Fixed an issue where signs of volumetric data are sometimes inverted when importing VASP files.
    • Fixed a bug in ver. 2.90.1 that causes standardization of crystal data to fail.
    • Fixed a bug where polyhedra are output to wrong positions when exporting VRML files.
    • Fixed a spelling error in the space-group database, spgra.dat (P 4 b n -> P 4 b m).
    • Lots of bug fixes of Mac OS X version.
  • May 17 2011 ver. 2.90.1b (aka VESTA 3 beta 2)
    • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect results in calculation of site potentials and Madelung energies due to incorrect list of symmetry operations output to *.pme files. This bug only existed in ver. 2.9x series.
    • Do not normalize fractional coordinates between 0 to 1 when changing space-group settings and exporting files. To normalize fractional coordinates, run the "Standardization of Crystal Data" menu explicitly, or use the "Additional Lattice Settings" dialog box.
    • Improved support for the Gaussian cube format.
    • Enabled to run "Standardization of Crystal Data" menu in Mac version.
    • Fixed all the known bugs that caused crash of Mac OS X version.
  • Mar 22 2011 ver. 2.90.0b (aka VESTA 3 beta 1)
    • Initial beta release of VESTA 3.

VESTA 2.x series
  • Jan 24 2011 ver. 2.1.6
    • Fixed a crash when clicking "Remove duplicate atoms" button.
  • Sep 8 2010 ver. 2.1.5
    • Added support for *.lst files output by RIETAN-FP v1.8 or later.
    • Updated bvparm2009.cif.
  • May 6 2010 ver. 2.1.4
    • Fixed a bug where bonds in aperiodic structural models cannot be removed even if the bond definitions are removed in the Bonds dialogue box.
    • Enabled to correctly handle the lattice type when reading structural models from Wien2k format, *.struct.
  • Feb. 19 2010 ver. 2.1.3
    • Fixed a bug that resulted in a crash after clicking "Remove symmetry" button twice.
    • Enhanced the behavior of "Remove duplicate atoms" button so that duplicate atoms slightly off-centered from a special position will be merged into a single site at the special position.
    • Fixed a problem in Mac OS X version that "2D Data Display" window didn't render any graphics unless the window is once resized. This bug exists in v2.0.2 to v2.1.2.
    • Added support for file format of VASP 5.2 or later.
    • Fixed an issue in Mac and Linux versions that a linefeed character may appear in the middle of title line when exporting input files of RIETAN-FP (*.ins) from CIF (*.cif).
    • When exporting files to DL_POLY format, serial number of each site will now be written.
    • Updated Madel so that it can handle up to 192 symmetry operations (for some of cubic space group settings).
    • Updated the database file for bond valence parameters (bvparm2009.cif).
    • Fixed Wyckoff database for non-conventional complex lattices of triclinic space groups.
  • Dec. 2 2009 ver. 2.1.2
    • Updated default settings for simulation of powder diffraction pattern to match with the latest version of RIETAN-FP.
    • Improved support for CIF and MINCRYST formats.
    • Minor bug fixes.
  • Aug. 17 2009 ver. 2.1.1
    • Fixed an issue that latter part of data may not be exported when exporting 2D map data in a text file.
    • When output files of RIETAN-FP/2000 (*.lst) are opened, VESTA now checks if standard uncertainty (s.u.) of lattice parameters are consistent with the Bravais lattice type. When opening data of a cubic crystal in previous versions, for example, only s.u. of a axis was read while those of b and c axes were set at 0, since those are not written in the *.lst files. It results in underestimation of s.u. for interatomic distances and bond angles calculated by VESTA.
    • In the "Orientation" dialog, upward direction on the screen is now calculated by the Gram-Schmidt process when the "Projection vector" and "Upward vector" are not mutually orthogonal.
  • Aug. 8 2009 ver. 2.1.0
    • Enabled to read CASTEP files *.cell and *.charg_frm formats.
    • Enabled to read VASP files with only structural data, POSCAR and CONTCAR, again.
    • Length of vectors on atoms are now treated in the unit of Angstrom.
    • Recompiled madel so that the Madelung energy and site potential can be calculated for crystals with larger unit cell.
    • A path to rietan.exe written in the default setting file is updated.
    • Updated wxWidgets library to 2.8.10.
    • Updated user's manual.
  • Feb. 12 2009 ver. 2.0.3
    • This is a quick fix for a bug in ver. 2.0.2 that prevents users from importing volumetric data after opening structure data.
  • Feb. 11 2009 ver. 2.0.2
    • Enabled to set the default isosurface level in Preference dialog.
    • Fixed a bug where division of a volumetric data set by another data set was calculated as multiplication of the two data sets.
    • Fixed many bugs specific to certain platforms, including crash of the Linux version on Mesa 7.x software driver and crash of the Windows version in combination with Windows Vista and Intel made video chips. As a regression caused by this fix, full scene anti-alias would be temporarily disabled on some platforms.
  • Sep. 28 2008 ver. 2.0.1
    • Fixed crash when proceeding "Standardization of Crystal Data" for data having both structural and volumetric information.
    • Runs on Mac OS X 10.3 series again.
    • Fixed an issue of reading some of Gaussian cube format.
    • Fixed a bug where the first atom in FEFF format files is ignored.
    • Updated wxWidgets library to 2.8.9.
  • Jul. 11 2008 ver. 2.0
    • Information of site multiplicities, Wyckoff letters, and site symmetries is added for output of atoms' information.
    • Supported standardization of crystal data and determination of the Niggli-reduced cell by calling STRUCTURE TIDY internally.
    • Supported export of 2D data from 2D Data Display window.
    • When site occupation factors are smaller than 1, the atoms are rendered as circular chart.
    • By polishing the use of OpenGL technology, memory usage was significantly reduced when rendering huge structural models.
    • The site occupation factors are now taken into account when calculating the charge distribution.
    • Fixed a fault in space group database, spgra.dat (symmetry operation of No. 144, P31 was wrong).
    • Anisotropic atomic displacement parameters Uij or betaij will not be set from isotopic atomic displacement parameters any more.
    • Fixed a bug that no coordination polyhedra can be made for aperiodic data.
    • Fixed an issue that only atoms in the asymmetric unit are displayed for some of Wien2k *.struct files.
    • Fixed a typo in MADEL (the unit of Madelung energy: mJ/mol -> MJ/mol).

VESTA 1.x series
  • May. 18 2008 ver. 1.4.4
    • Changed the license agreement. (Changed the reference to be cited.)
    • Added a tool to set display magnification in the unit of Angstrom in "Overall appearance" dialog.
    • Fix a bug in 64-bit version that causes a crash of the program when searching peaks in volumetric data.
    • Fix a crash when reading some files with FEFF format.
    • Corrected the unit of laplacian of electron densities where laplacians were 4 times smaller than the unit of e/a.u.-5 in previous versions.
    • Check of effective digits of special positions was improved.
  • Apr. 21 2008 ver. 1.4.3
    • Fixed a bug introduced in v1.2b that conversions of fractional coordinates between different origin choices were incorrect in tetragonal and cubic space groups.
    • Fixed an issue where the setting files of VESTA were stored in wrong place when an environment variable "VESTA_PREF" is set.
    • Fixed a bug where some polyhedra were still shown even when "Show polyhedra" option is disabled in the "Bonds" dialog.
    • When changing lattice settings of orthorhombic space groups, now standard deviations of lattice parameters are also transformed.
    • Files used for simulation of powder diffraction patterns will not be automatically deleted any more.
    • Added license statements in "About" dialog.
  • Apr. 8 2008 ver. 1.4.2
    • Fixed a bug where isotropic atomic displacement parameters are not correctly read from *.vesta files.
    • Tweaked a parameter for determination of polyhedral faces again.
  • Apr. 6 2008 ver. 1.4.1
    • Fixed an issue in 2D Data Display window where numerical values displayed in the status bar do not match with the cursor position. This bug exists in versions between 1.2b to 1.4.
    • Tweaked a parameter used to determine whether or not an atom lies on a polyhedral face.
    • Changed some labels of user interfaces from "surface colorization" to "surface coloring".
  • Mar. 27 2008 ver. 1.4 (stable)
    • Conversion of space-group settings was broken for orthorhombic space groups having only one origin choice. This bug was introduced with a change in ver. 1.2b.
    • Fixed incorrect conversions between anisotropic atomic displacement parameters (Uij or betaij) and equivalent isotropic atomic displacement parameters (U or B).
    • Do not draw principal ellipses of thermal ellipsoids when anisotropic displacement parameters are "isotropic."
    • Fixed a bug where translucent isosurfaces are drawn with incorrect opacity when "Antialiasing" option is enabled.
    • File import of American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database (*.amc) format has been improved.
    • When exporting a line profile, the exported file now has information about distances from the first position in Angstrom.
  • Mar. 11 2008 ver. 1.3.1 (final candidate 2)
    • Fixed an error on execution of Madel in previous version.
    • Fixed a problem where Mac OS X and Linux versions return wrong values in calculation of the charge distributions.
  • Mar. 8 2008 ver. 1.3 (final candidate 1)
    • Enabled to calculate Laplacian of electron densities and electronic energy densities from electron density data according to Tsirelson's procedures (Tsirelson, 2002).
    • Volumetric data values between two positions can be calculated in a regular interval and saved into a text file to make line profiles by a graphing program.
    • Treat volumetric data written in xsf format as general grid format, not as periodic ones as in the previous versions.
    • Added a new format in the Export menu to list atomic positions of all the displayed atoms in the form of fractional coordinates. The file format is the same as xtl.
    • User's manual has finally been made available.
  • Feb. 20 2008 ver. 1.2.1b
    • Fixed a bug where VESTA always transform lattice setting to the second setting when exporting user input files of RIETAN-FP/2000 (*.ins).
    • Mac OS X version of madel was built as Universal binary.
  • Feb. 12 2008 ver. 1.2b
    • Enabled to calculate site potentials and the Madelung energy by using an external program, Madel.
    • Enabled to export user input files of Madel, *.pme.
    • To make VESTA follow the convention of International Tables Vol. A, changed the setting numbers of orthorhombic lattices that have two origin choices. Space groups that are affected by this change are, No. 48, 50, 59, 68, and 70. If the setting number is larger than 1, lattice settings of these space groups saved to *.vesta or *.vcs by VESTA 1.1b or prior are incompatible with VESTA ver. 1.2b or later. When reopening such incompatible files, open "Structure" dialog and specify a correct setting number again.
    • Relating to the above, origin choices of spage groups 48, 50, 59, 68, and 70 are now specified in "Setting" list box in the "Structure" dialog. In previous versions, the origin choices of the orthorhombic lattices are specified in "Additional Lattice Settings" dialog, which has a bug where the origin choice is never reflected to the general equivalent positions.
    • Enabled to transform anisotropic atomic displacement parameters when the lattice coordinate system is transformed by transformation matrix.
    • In previous versions, thermal ellipsoids of hydrogen atoms are never shown. Now enabled to draw them because anisotropic atomic displacement parameters of hydrogen atoms can be refined from neutron diffraction data.
    • When exporting files with RIETAN-2000/FP format, the lattice setting is now automatically transformed to the standard setting supported by RIETAN.
    • Changed to use element names instead of site labels when exporting DL_POLY CONFIG format.
    • Enabled to save interpolation level of Volumetric data in the VESTA format.
    • Enabled to save default values of more properties in "Overall Appearances" dialog.
    • Changed layouts of text boxes for specifying satulation levels of colors. Now "Max." is placed upper and "Min." is lower.
    • Fixed a start-up crash of Linux x86_64 version when running on recent version of Xorg.
    • Updated compiler to Visual C++ 2008 for compilation of Windows 32-bit version.
  • Jan. 3 2008 ver. 1.1b
    • Enabled to multiply or divide a volumetric data set by another data set.
    • Calculate effective coordination number when a coordination polyhedron is selected.
    • Added support for calculation of charge distribution method. Formal charge (oxidation number) of each site is specified in the "Structure" dialog.
    • Read oxidation number and Wyckoff letters from ICSD and CIF format if these information is provided.
    • Enabled to save default values of objects' properties and display preferences.
    • Improved usability of simulating powder diffraction pattern. Full paths of the RIETAN-FP and viewer program are specified from Preferences dialog.
    • Fixed a bug where too large standard deviations are set to atomic coordinates when reading some of CONFIG or REVCON files output by DL_POLY.
    • 64-bit version of VESTA is built for 64-bit Windows.
    • Fixed a bug that is specific to Linux version where the first tab is always removed when closing a tab. This bug occurred when VESTA is used in combination with gtk+ 2.10 or later.
  • Oct. 27 2007 ver. 1.0.4b
    • Enabled to read anisotropic atomic displacement parameters from output of RIETAN-FP, *.lst format.
    • Fixed an error while reading WIEN2k format.
    • Enabled to read GEOMETRY.OUT files output by the EXCITING FP-LAPW Code.
    • Text area now scrolls automatically to the last line when new texts are output.
  • Oct. 16 2007 ver. 1.0.3b
    • Fixed failure of reading bond specifications from *.vesta format when "Search by label" option is used.
    • Atomic species are now correctly read from output of RIETAN-FP, *.lst format. Support wider range of *.lst formats.
    • Added an extension *.rho3d of Wien2k format as a list of supported extensions.
    • Updated wxWidgets version to 2.8.6. This update fixes some Mac OS X specific bugs that are caused by wxWidgets. Unicode support of Linux version was disabled again because it is still buggy.
  • Sep. 18 2007 ver. 1.0.2b
    • Enabled to read space group name from CIF files output by EDMA.
    • Corrected labels of vector components in "Slice properties" dialog (2D data display -> Slice) from h, k, l to u, v, w respectively.
    • Changed ambiguous expression "Central distance" to "Distance from origin".
    • Updated wxWidgets version to 2.8.5. Linux version is now compiled with Unicode support.
    • Removed a hidden file, Thumbs.db, from the archives.
  • Aug. 26 2007 ver. 1.0.1b
    • Enabled to import data even if the lattice parameters are different from those of the current data (differences will be ignored).
    • Unit cell dimensions of VASP files were incorrect when the crystal system is non-orthogonal.
    • Enabled to read VASP formats that has only structural data.
    • Fixed a problem where some properties in Section dialog do not reflect current settings.
    • Fixed a bug in Mac OS X version that causes crash when opening a file with file names containing non-ascii characters.
    • Minor changes of GUI.
  • Jul. 11 2007 ver. 1.0b
    • First official release of VESTA.
    • Fixed a problem that an existing VESTA window won't get focus when another instance of the program is invoked.
    • Fixed a bug in raster image export when antialias option is enabled.
    • Fixed broken layout of Overall Appearance dialog (Mac version).

VICS-II series
  • Aug. 10 2006 v0.92.6
    - Backported a new feature from VESTA to remove symmetry operation and to treat structure as "P 1".
    - Added a feature to remove duplicate atoms. (Useful when converting a space group from "P 1" to higher symmetry one.)
    - Enabled to treat complex lattice such as "C 1" and "F 1" for space group "P 1" and "P -1".
    - Fixed a problem where CIF formats with rhombohedral lattice settings were treaded as hexagonal lattice.
    - Read space group information properly from Wien2K formats.
    - Fixed a bug where lattice plane was not properly displayed in a certain case.
  • Apr. 7 2006 v0.92.5
    - Bug fix on v0.92.4 was insufficient. Fixed CIF input problem again.
    - Enabled to read origin shift written in AMC (American Mineralogist Crystal Database) files.
  • Mar. 26 2006 v0.92.4
    - Fixed a problem with input of CIF format. (Monoclinic space group with second or higher setting number was treated as first setting or P1.)
  • Feb. 23 2006 v0.92.3
    - Fixed a problem where lattice plane (hk0) with h+k=0 cannot be displayed.
  • Jan. 25 2006 v0.92.2
    - Improved support for VASP format.
    - Minor improvements on UI.
  • Dec. 18 2005 v0.92.1
    - Enabled to sort list items in "Geometrical Parameters" dialog
    - Disabled to edit texts in "Equivalent Positions" dialog.
    - Fixed lots of typo and improper expressions.
  • Nov. 27 2005 v0.92
    - Implemented "Geometrical Parameters" dialog. It enables you to visualize pair of atoms used as restraints on interatomic distance and bond angle in RIETAN-2000.
    - Replaced atoms and bonds search algorithm to super fast one. It reduces cpu times from O(N2) to O(N).
    - Enabled to sort list items in "Structure" dialog.
    - Changed sequence of equivalent positions to make it consistent with RIETAN-2000.
    - Removed assignment of shortcut key "Ctrl + Click (select)" to "Vectors" dialog. If "Vectors" dialog is open when user selected atoms in Graphic window, corresponding list items in "Vectors" dialog are now automatically selected.
    - Windows version now uses Unicode (UTF8) for internal character set.
  • Nov. 14 2005 v0.91 (aka. 1.0 beta 2)
    - Drag & Drop files to program icons and double clicking associated files are finally supported on Mac OS X Version!
    - Fixed some regressions related to Lattice Plane settings, and file save behavior on Mac and Linux.
    - Improved rendering quality on Stick Model View.
  • Oct. 8 2005 v0.90.9
    - Fixed a bug specific to Mac OS X and Linux versions where VICS-II doesn't run when user doesn't have write permission to program directory.
    - Read title of FEFF input files.
  • Oct. 4 2005 v0.90.8
    - Fixed a serious bug introduced in v0.90.7 where invalid transformation matrix were written when saving files.
    - If you already have files saved by v0.90.7, reset "Transformation matrix" to unit matrix from Edit -> Structure -> Option.
  • Oct. 2 2005 v0.90.7
    - Version 0.90.5 and 0.90.6 of VICS-II didn't fix bugs enough. Fixed problems related to object selection and execution from symbolic link again.
    - Added support for FEFF input files.
    - Fixed a bug with VRML export.
  • Aug. 31 2005 v0.90.6
    - VICS-II now remembers the latest file format used to export a file.
    - Fixed an issue where full path of the program location should be specified to execute it even when environment variable "PATH" is set to point the program directory.
    - Fixed an issue specific to Mac OS X where "Return" key should be pressed to apply changes in Properties dialog.
  • Aug. 2 2005 v0.90.5
    - Selection of bonds and/or polyhedra was disabled when "Manipulations" is "Distance" or "Angle" mode.
  • Jul. 24 2005 v0.90.4
    - Fixed a bug where VICS-II aborts after selecting more than 5 atoms with "Shift + Click".
    - Fixed an issue where specification of projection orientation distort structure when inner product of "Projection vector" and "Upward vector" is not zero.
    - Fixed an issue specific to Mac OS X where input of "-" (minus) in a dialog was impossible.
    - Improved support for CIF and CrystalMaker text file. Some other fixes related to Mac OS X.
  • Jul. 19 2005 v0.90.3
    - Enabled to handle non ASCII characters on Mac OS X.
    - In case a file is saved without an extension, an extension is now automatically added to a file (Mac OS X & Linux version).
    - Fixed a potential risk of endless loop when reading invalid file format. Some other minor fixes.
  • Jul. 10 2005 v0.90.2
    - Fixed an issue where original file format is over written with VICS-II file format when closing an edited file with "Save changes" option.
    - Fixed a bug causing an error when exporting raster image with TIFF format.
    - Removed some extra character at the end of *.ins format.
  • Jul. 8 2005 v0.90.1 (aka. 1.0 beta 1)
    - First release of VICS-II.