Release of Bio-Formats 6.5.0

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Release of Bio-Formats 6.5.0

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Dear all,

Today we are releasing Bio-Formats 6.5.0 which includes the following changes:

File format fixes and improvements:

* Big Data Viewer
   - improved performance of tiled reading

* DeltaVision
   - implemented additional sanity check to header to ensure correct panel count

   - improved performance of initialization of multi-file datasets. Files spread across multiple directories are now handled by a DICOMDIR file that groups the dataset

* Imspector OBF
  - added support for OBF Version 6 stacks (thanks to Nils Gladitz)
  - added support for OBF Version 4 stack flush points (thanks to Nils Gladitz)

* MetaMorph
  - ensured dimension metadata read from tags and/or .nd file rather than allowing the underlying TIFF reader to treat each IFD as a series

* MetaXpress
  - added support for single site HCS variant

* Zeiss CZI
  - fixed the position count when only one position is present and the starting index is greater than 0

* Various Readers
  - reviewed and updated readers to prevent potential cases of integer overflow

OME-Model updates:

* version of OME-Model has been updated to 6.1.0
* added support for Python 3.8 and make code-generation Python 3 only (thanks to Roger Leigh)
* added getters and setters for OME@Creator attribute for ome.xml metadata interfaces and implementations (thanks to Nils Gladitz)
* removed unmaintained C++ OME-XML implementation (thanks to Roger Leigh)
* updated code-generation for building on Python 3.6, 3.7 (thanks to Roger Leigh)
* uncapped the Sphinx version for OME-Model documentation

Documentation improvements:

* fixed a number of broken links within the documentation
* added a new format page for MetaXpress
* added a reference to public OBF sample images in the format page

Full details can be found at

The software is available at:
and is now available from the Java-8 update site for Fiji users.

Any problems or comments, please use the forum<>

The OME Team

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