Complete project news history.
2013-11-10: Maybe you did not know that the Gwyddion toolbox can be customised and reorganised for faster access to functions you use often. Even though it has been possible for a long time, no documentation how to do it existed. But now it does.
2013-10-17: Version 2.33 “Travelling Tips” was released. This is mostly a bugfix release although it contains some improvements and one new file module. See the detailed list of changes for more.
2013-09-08: Version 2.32 “Barrel of Bricks” was released. The biggest change is the support for volume data as a first-class data type. See the list of changes for a detailed list of what is new. If you use the 64bit MS Windows package it is recommended to upgrade by uninstallation of the previous version and installation of the new version.
2013-04-01: Petr's talk Use of Gwyddion libraries for your little tasks was added to presentations.
2013-02-21: Version 2.31 “Sixty-four Sharp Splinters” was released. It was long in the making so the list of changes is also quite long.
2013-02-19: MS Windows development snapshots are released as both 32bit and 64bit packages. The Win64 packages are still somewhat experimental and do not include pygwy yet. If you are interested in 64bit MS Windows support please help with testing.
2012-12-07: A patch for version 2.30 was published, fixing crashes if an attempt is made to change the mask colour in various data processing functions. The fix has aleady been present in the nightly builds for some time. However, raising the awareness of this annoying bug will, hopefully, increase the chance the fix finds its way into third-party Gwyddion packages.
2012-12-07: We are happy to announce the publication of a book on Quantitative Data Processing in Scanning Probe Microscopy by Elsevier. It includes descriptions of many ideas in (and behind) Gwyddion, as well as basics of different physical quantities measurements and interpretation using Scanning Probe Microscopy.
2012-10-11: A yum repository for Fedora was created at gwyddion.net. Its primary purpose it to ease the setup of a cross-compilation environment, nevertheless, it also contains a native Gwyddion package you can use in Fedora.
2012-09-21: Version 2.30 “Circular Creatures” was released, with new grain quantities, rewritten neural network module, some Win32 improvements and the usual bag of file format support fixes and other small changes. See the the complete news.
2012-07-25: A new Win32 installer denoted 2.29-1 was released, correcting an odd startup warning about python27.dll appearing on some systems if Python was not installed.
Version 2.29 “Is It Raining Unicorns Or What?” was released and it should
please all Python scripting fans because the MS Windows package now comes
with pygwy included while on Unix a standalone
gwy module is
available now so you can run Gwyddion Python scripts outside Gwyddion. And
median line levelling now supports masking. If you think this is not enough
see the full list of good news.
Due to a SourceForge.net project upgrade, the subversion URLs have changed.
You will probably need a fresh checkout with the new URL for each module.
For a simple read-only HTTP access check out for instance
http://svn.code.sf.net/p/gwyddion/code/trunk/gwyddion. See the
browser for other options.
A new version of the sample standalone
threshold-example-2.1, was relased. The main change
is the removal of MSVC files and support for cross-compilation for Win32 in
2012-06-06: A page with Gwyddion presentations was added, only containing three at this moment. More should gradually appear.
2012-05-18: Version 2.28 was released with several new file modules and also data processing modules related to simulation of real measurements. See the defailed news for the full list.
2012-05-03: The FreeBSD port of Gwyddion was updated again after a long time and it corresponds to the current stable version 2.27 now, thanks to Muhammad Moinur Rahman.
2012-04-16: Version 2.27 was released with a couple of new files modules and some other fixes and improvements that are listed in full in the defailed news.
2011-12-17: Version 2.26 “Dragging Delights” was released, bringing 3D overlays, configurable keyboard shortcuts and the usual bunch of new file modules, improvements and fixes. See the defailed news for the full list.
2011-12-08: Nightly snapshots are released as xz-compressed tarballs now instead of bzip2-compressed to substantially reduce their size. The gzip-compressed format is kept.
2011-12-08: Nightly builds are available as Ubuntu PPA, maintained by Nicola Ferralis who also maintains a script to build them on OS X, see Nightly snapshots for more.
2011-11-21: A paper about Gwyddion was published in Central European Journal of Physics. See the Frequently asked question for details.
2011-06-11: An updated MS Windows installer, denoted 2.25-1, was released to correct the missing Spanish translation. It also includes two additional small bugfixes.
2011-06-06: Version 2.25 “Domesticated Depths” was released. See the defailed news for the list of all changes.
2011-05-25: gwybatch, a sample command-line batch SPM data processing program using Gwyddion libraries, that had been hiding in dark corners of gwyddion.net for some time, was ‘officially’ published and described in the Applications section.
2011-05-18: It has been reported that Gwyddion is not functional in Ubuntu Unity environment due to incorrect function of menus. The recommended solution is to avoid Unity and use a fully functional desktop environment such as XFce, KDE or the Gnome Shell instead. Patches adapting Gwyddion for Unity are, of course, welcome.
2011-05-15: A makeshift replacement for the CIA commit overview is available at gwyddion.net.
2011-05-12: The CIA service, where Gwyddion subversion commits could be watched, seems to be closed for good. At present, the closest substitute is probably the SourceForge news feed which, unfortunately, lacks commit messages and changed files in the overview.
2011-05-11: The set of sample Gwyddion files was extended, a bit late, with a modern version 2 sample GWY file and also a GSF file.
I was horrified and disgusted by finding that some microscopy software saves
data as the plug-in proxy internal(!)
.dump files. Do not do
this. Really. Use
instead. Anyone caught writing software that saves
will be hanged at sunrise on the nearest plane tree.
2011-04-08: Version 2.24 “Squirrel in the Stable” was released; this is mostly a bugfix release. The defailed news lists the changes.
2011-03-08: The MS Windows installer of version 2.23 contained some bits not up to date with the final 2.23 release, noticeably translations, and the installed program also confusingly advertised itself as version 2.22. A new package denoted 2.23-1 was released to correct this. It also includes an updated Italian translation and fixes the slowness of the language selector in the installer.
2011-03-05: Version 2.23 “Utmost Uncertainty” was released, bringing the calibration framework and also substantial changes in MS Windows compilation and packaging, among a large number of other improvements and fixes. The defailed news lists them all.
2011-02-04: Version 2.1 of gwydump was released. Support for compilation with MSVC6 was removed but some cross-compilation support was added. MS Windows executables are available at Gwyddion SourceForge pages.
2010-12-12: The nightly snapshots of Gwyddion for MS Windows are built on Linux using MinGW32 cross-compilation, the same way as version 2.23 is planned to be built. You are encouraged to try them – though first please read the information about the changes (preliminary, at this moment).
The user documentation section was a
bit reorganised, reflecting that the user guide is updated continuously (i.e.
there are no versioned releases) and it has several language versions. Also
the old copy of the guide under
finally removed. Please update your links to either a specific language
version such as
2010-12-06: Version 2.22 “Probably Placed” was released. The full list of changes can be found in the usual place.
2010-10-26: Version 2.21 “Built for Brno” was released. Participants of conference NanoScale 2010 that is co-organized by CMI will get it on a promotional CD at the registration. See the the detailed news for the full list of changes.
2009-12-15: Version 2.19 “Remote Remorse” was released. It adds three new file modules and fixes the nasty X11 remote control bug, among other things, see the the detailed news for more.
2009-11-22: Nightly snapshots of all language versions of Gwyddion user guide are available also for on-line reading.
2009-11-11: A new version of Gwyddion user guide was released. Ready-to-read formats (HTML, PDF) were still published only for the English version. However, the work on French and Russian versions progresses well. The DocBook sources contain all the languages, also the nightly snapshots are available for all languages.
2009-10-03: Version 2.18 “Delaunay Delusion” was released. The new features and other changes are described in the detailed news.
2009-09-22: Version 2.17 “Leopard Lesson” was released. See the detailed news for more. Warning: New functions in Data Process → Synthetic can be dangerous for your productivity. Unfortunately, more similar functions are expected in the following versions.
2009-09-04: The GladeWin32 download links have been changed to direct downloads to avoid confusion regarding what Gtk+ runtime package is necessary to run Gwyddion on MS Windows. Note the current release of the user guide still contains the old, somewhat unhelpful links.
2009-07-31: A new version of Gwyddion user guide was released. The biggest change is the availability of a PDF version, however, there were many other improvements and updates.
2009-07-29: After quite a long time, the FreeBSD port of Gwyddion was brought up to date so it is at version 2.16 now. If you use Gwyddion on FreeBSD you are encouraged to take over the maintainership to help making the port updates more regular.
2009-06-25: Version 2.16 “The TIFF Toll” was released. See the detailed news for more.
2009-05-20: Version 2.15 “Quartz Quest” was released. Not everything works smoothly with the Gtk+ Quartz port but hopefully we are getting there... This is mostly a bug-fix release, see the detailed list of changes.
2009-03-18: Version 2.14 “Treacherous Thumbnails” was released. The detailed list of user visible changes is avilable in the usual place. Big thanks goes to Даниил Браташов for thorough translation testing and reporting of many translatability problems.
2009-02-10: Unfortunately, we did not get MSVC files completely right in version 2.13 either. To build this version of Gwyddion on MS Windows you need this patch.
2009-02-09: Version 2.13 “Rough Rounding” was released. See the detailed news for more.
2009-01-07: Unix manual pages of Gwyddion command are avilable on-line.
2009-01-05: Version 2.12 tarballs were unfortunately released with not up-to-date MSVC files. To compile Gwyddion 2.12 on MS Windows, this patch is necessary.
2009-01-04: Version 2.12 “Potty Pixels” was released. See the detailed news for more.
2008-12-16: Version 2.11 “Lurking Lines” was released. See the detailed news for more.
2008-09-09: The sample standalone module threshold-example was updated to actually build and work with Gwyddion 2.x.
2008-07-01: Version 2.10 was released. See the detailed news for more.
2008-01-21: Official Debian unstable packages of Gwyddion are available.
2007-09-13: A patch that fixes compilation with GLib older than 2.10 was released.
2007-09-06: Jan Beyer created Debian Etch/i386 packages of Gwyddion, you are encouraged to test them, see the Debian section of the download page.
2007-09-03: Gwyiew-2.0 was released. It works with recent versions Gwyddion, which means it not only compiles with it but is also capable of displaying files with multiple channels.
2007-09-03: Win32 executables of version 2.8 were released.
2007-09-01: Version 2.8 source code is available on SourceForge, as usual.
2007-08-31: Version 2.8 “Freedom for Fourier” was released, see the detailed change list.
Note due to an upload mistake and SourceForge restrictions, the source code will appear there with a delay (probably tomorrow). Downloads from this site work normally.
2007-08-09: OpenSuSE packages of Gwyddion were added to repos.opensuse.org. See the SuSE section of the download page for details.
2007-07-09: Win32 installer of the user guide was released.
2007-07-03: Win32 executables of version 2.7 were released.
2007-06-28: A new version of Gwyddion user guide was released.
2007-06-26: Version 2.7 was released, the full list of changes is too long for anyone to read, but it can be found anyway on the detailed news page.
But wait… What happened to version 2.6? Was it abducted by aliens and all our memories of it erased? It is a true mystery.
2007-04-26: A testing Fink info file is available in the OS X download section.
2007-03-12: Win32 executables of version 2.5 were released.
2007-03-09: Version 2.5 was released, the full list of changes can be found in the detailed news.
2007-02-04: A new version of Gwyddion user guide was released.
2007-02-01: Version 2.4 was released. In particular it fixes the file import problems of 2.3 – see the detailed news for more.
science/gwyddion was commited to
MacPorts. Mac OS X users can install
Gwyddion by more convenient means now. The testing Portfile was removed
from this site.
2007-01-28: Updated MacPorts Portfile for version 2.3 was released.
2007-01-25: Win32 executables of version 2.3 were released.
2007-01-21: Version 2.3 was released with a large number of smaller improvements and bug fixes – see the detailed list of changes.
2007-01-03: Win32 executables of version 2.2 were released. We are sorry for the long delay.
2006-12-15: Version 2.2 was released. It adds quite a few new features (list of changes), but the reason why everyone wants it are previews in the file open dialog.
Due to the deployment of a new Subversion access method on
SourceForge.net, the preferred
repository access URLs have changed to
(the host name now contains the project name).
2006-11-10: Win32 executables of version 2.1 were released.
2006-11-09: A new version of Gwyddion user guide was released.
2006-11-05: Version 2.1 was released. Among other things it brings the long-awaited PSI HDF4 import, see the detailed news for more.
2006-10-05: Screenshots showing an ancient version 1.5 were replaced with a more up to date set.
2006-10-03: Win32 executables of version 2.0 were released.
2006-10-02: Gwyddion source code version control system has changed from CVS to Subversion. See the repository layout description and Sourceforge Subversion instructions. Also, a testing version of OS X Macports port is available.
2006-09-19: An overview of major user-visible changes in the upcoming version 2.0 was published: What is new in Gwyddion 2.0.
2006-09-07: Development version 1.99.9 was released. This is very likely the last beta version before 2.0, please test and report problems. See also the (relatively short) list of changes against 1.99.8.
2006-09-05: Gwydump 2.0 was released. It adds dumps of arrays, binary data extraction, limits of maximum nesting depth and some consistency fixes. It also has a page of its own now, with some documentation.
science/gwyddion of version 1.99.8 was accepted to the
FreeBSD Ports Collection.
2006-08-10: Development version 1.99.8 was released, see detailed news for the list of changes. This is a beta version, the next version may be 2.0. Please test and report problems.
2006-08-09: Gwyddion Bugzilla was finally dismantled.
2006-07-28: The web site style was updated, hopefully working around Microsoft Internet Explorer deficiences and considerably improving printing support.
2006-06-13: Gwydump 1.1 was released, it fixes miscellaneous bugs and adds MSVC support.
2006-06-01: Win32 binaries of version 1.99.7 are available for download.
2006-05-29: A Debian/i386 (sarge) package of version 1.99.7 is available for download.
2006-05-28: Development version 1.99.7 was released with many improvements in tools, graphs, file import and other areas, see the detailed news for more. Note the MS Windows build system is set up to require Gtk+ 2.8.
2006-05-20: A Debian/i386 (sarge) package of version 1.16 is available.
The CVS service at SourceForge.net where
Gwyddion is hosted was upgraded, resulting in some CVS access changes: The new
server host name is
gwyddion.cvs.sourceforge.net (instead of
cvs.sourceforge.net) and the new on-line browser URL is
2006-04-18: A new stable version 1.16 was released, bringing import capabilities for several new file formats (thanks to everyone who made it possible), a couple of serious big-endian fixes (OS X users should definitely upgrade), and other smaller improvements. See detailed news for the complete list. MS Windows users please note the recommended Gtk+ package is still Gtk+ 2.4 from GladeWin32 for the stable versions.
2006-04-17: Participation/Contribution was updated to emphasize the areas where your help is needed the most.
2006-04-02: A list of miscellaneous resources and links was added, nightly CVS snapshots are available from the normal download page now. In other words, everything that used to be on Yeti's Gwyddion page at trific.ath.cx in available on gwyddion.net. Gwyddion bugzilla, located there, was deprecated, see contact for current preferred method to report bugs.
2006-03-08: Debian (sarge) packages of both Gwyddion 1.15 and 1.99.6 are available (prepared by Ranjan Grover). Fetch them from the Download page.
2006-02-26: Development version 1.99.6 was released, adding support for multiple data in one file, see detailed news for more. Note some modules, namely tools, can still work with the first data in a file only, which can lead to various odd effects.
2006-01-22: CVS HEAD developer documentation (updated once a day) was moved from Yeti's site here, see Documentation index.
2006-01-02: Version 1.15 was released, fixing compilation on OS X and a few other bugs. See detailed news for more.
A new development version 1.99.5 was released, see
detailed news for more. We focused on finishing
of unfinished features and stabilization so it might be a bit less unstable
than the other unstable versions.
Note if you compile it with FFTW support on a 64bit system, FFT-related functions will occasionally crash – this is a known FFTW problem which will be fixed in next FFTW release and possibly worked around in a future Gwyddion release.
2005-11-12: A new version of User guide was released. It's a work in progress, but we hope at least the progress is noticeable.
2005-11-07: A new stable version 1.14 was released, it adds supports for new file formats and fixes a few bugs. See detailed news for more.
2005-10-06: Development version 1.99.4 was released. See detailed news for more.
2005-09-19: Version 1.13 was released, it is the first version that works on Mac OS X. See detailed news for complete list of improvements and fixes.
2005-07-15: New stable version 1.12 was released, beside fixed bugs it also adds a few new features. See detailed news for details.
2005-06-27: A new version of User guide was released, with a few improvements and corrections. Its license was changed to dual GNU GPL/GNU FDL.
2005-06-03: Version 1.11 (stable) was released, it fixes various bugs, namely file import related. See detailed news for details.
2005-05-25: A new mailing list was created: gwyddion-users, you can subscribe at its sourceforge page. Sourceforge file release system was also set up as the default download source.
2005-04-07: A new stable version 1.10 was released. It supports five new file formats and some existing were improved. Please see detailed news for details. We'd like to thank all who contributed file format specifications and/or data file samples.
2005-03-09: Version 1.9 was released, see detailed news for more. Stay with Gtk+ 2.4 on MS Windows. Work on Gwyddion-2 has begun; however, there will be at least one (and maybe more) stable 1.x version, see future plans for more.
2005-01-25: We would like to invite you to am international workshop on SPM analysis that we are organizing in March 2005 in Brno, Czech Republic. See details for more information.
2005-01-24: Version 1.8 was released, see detailed news for more. MS Windows users please note Gtk+ 2.6 is not supported on Win32, use Gtk+ 2.4 (eventually 2.2) with Gwyddion.
2004-12-30: Gwyddion and user guide releases were duplicated to SourceForge.net file release system, featuring a network of high-capacity download servers, which is the preferred download source now. Older releases will be removed from Gwyddion.net, current version will be available from both places.
2004-12-12: Version 1.7 was released. Please see detailed news for list of all the great new features.
2004-11-28: New io_tm_common module with some improvements (exporting metadata) at download page.
2004-10-30: Gwyddion was registered as a SourceForge project and its CVS repository was moved there, so it is public now.
2004-10-26: Gwyddion 1.6 was released. Please see detailed news for more.
2004-09-27: New screenshots were added. The old ones, showing a prepre-release, finally went to shredder.
2004-08-04: Gwyddion 1.4 was released. Please see detailed news for more.
2004-07-24: Site got face-lift. We hope you like the new design and are sorry for URIs changed during refactorization.
2004-06-02: Gwyddion 1.3 was released. It fixes major bugs and compatibility problems with Gtk+-2.4, everyone should upgrade (see detailed news for more).
2004-05-21: Gwyddion 1.2 was released. Please see detailed news for more information.
2004-04-13: Gwyddion 1.1 was released. Please see detailed news for more information.
2004-03-10: First stable version - Gwyddion 1.0 released.
2004-03-02: First stable version candidate - Gwyddion 0.99.1 released.
2004-02-03: Screenshots added.
2004-01-27: Pages in reconstruction.
2004-01-26: Pre-pre-release sent to volunteers.