STILTS v2.3-1 released, including taplint
m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Jun 30 07:01:25 PDT 2011
There is a new release of STILTS, v2.3-1, available at the usual place:
The main new item in this release is the taplint command, which
is a test suite for TAP services. This is not expected to be of
interest to most users, but those developing or running a TAP
service might like to run it against their service to see what
issues are identified (hence the DAL list crosspost).
Documentation for taplint is at:
and invocation having downloaded the jar file is as straightforward as:
java -jar stilts.jar taplint <tap-service-url>
See the documentation for discussion of options to customise the
output or tests performed.
Taplint is not comprehensive and is somewhat experimental. It is
possible that it reports some compliance errors for compliant services,
and it certainly does not test everything. Although I don't have
an unlimited amount of time to work on it, I would be happy to
work with TAP developers to fix errors or possibly improve or add
tests. All feedback is in any case welcome.
A couple of bugfixes and minor functionality enhancements are also
included in this release, and there is an accompanying release
of STIL (v3.0-2).
Mark Taylor Astronomical Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-928-8776 http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/
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