Go HEP release 0.12.0
v0.12.0 is fresh from the oven.
This release is the first one to introduce preliminary support for vgo, the official Go way to handle versioning.
vgo is still in flux: the first Go version with experimental opt-in support should be
Go 1.11 (to be released in August 2018.)
Obviously, on the Go-HEP side, adjustments will probably still be required as the user story solidifies and experience is accumulated.
Nonetheless, it is still an interesting new development!
This release adds preliminary support for parsing Geometry Description Markup Language (GDML) files, a de facto standard for describing (detector) geometries. The documentation for this new package is here: geo/gdml.
Help wanted and (gladly) accepted to get this package in a shape where it could be used for detailed detector studies! This is tracked here:
hplot was slightly updated to cope with an interesting development percolating from upstream gonum/plot, namely: the migration to a new PDF backend that allows to embed fonts inside the output PDF file.
No more PDFs that display weirdly on foreign computer. Yay!
This obviously means the resulting PDF files may be quite larger than with previous versions. (You can’t have your cake and eat it.) You can use vgpdf.Canvas.EmbedFonts to get the old behaviour.
This release adds preliminary support for chaining multiple
rootio.Trees into a logical view: the famed rootio.Chain.
Another noteworthy change:
rootio/cmd/root-srv dropped its dependency against
github.com/satori/go.uuid in favor of
The latter exposes a more stable API.
This release adds yet another new package:
This package will provide (eventually) a pure-Go implementation of an XRootD client as well as a server.
- the initial
- the handshake with an XRootD-compliant server (
C++or otherwise), and
dirlist request/response is already in the pipe.