[Nexus] problems with current stable of nxbrowse and nxdir

Tobias.Richter at diamond.ac.uk Tobias.Richter at diamond.ac.uk
Tue Sep 10 10:03:53 BST 2013

I can confirm that we have failure on (some of) our files. 
My suspicion was that we have arrays as attributes, which for these utilities is unexpected. 
As I seem to be one of the last few to use command line tools on data files here, there wasn't enough push from clients to get this fixed. 



From: nexus-bounces at nexusformat.org [nexus-bounces at nexusformat.org] on behalf of Wintersberger, Eugen [eugen.wintersberger at desy.de]
Sent: 10 September 2013 09:54
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Subject: [Nexus] problems with current stable of nxbrowse and nxdir

Hi folks
  I got some reports that nxbrowse and nxdir do not work with the Nexus
files we produce here at DESY. I can confirm this on my Debian system
where libnexus0 is installed in version 4.2.1.

I suspect that this still has a problem that we are using variable
length strings and thus cannot read attribute data correctly. I have
attached a file for testing. By the way can someone may have a look at
the file if we got it at least a bit right ;)

@Benjamin - this file does not collect non-standard fields into
NXcollection as we discussed in Warwick. However, our new setups do. I
am still working on the draft for a kind of 'best-practice' paper and I
hope I can submit it to this mailing list this week.


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