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===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.12                                       Released: 2007-07-12
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This bug-fix release is intended to be the final release of 3.10.x stable
branch. The current development branch 3.99.x will soon become a new stable
branch, starting from version 4.0.0. Therefore, we recommend to start using
3.99.x releases instead of 3.10.x ones.
As usual, this release includes only bug-fixes and minor modifications that
do not change the interface.

Modifications:
--------------

* Improvements in MKL detection macros: MKL release 9.1.018 has different
  naming of a lapack shared library (-lmkl_lapack32 and -lmkl_lapack64
  replaced with -lmkl_lapack).

* Not setting "-fno-exceptions" flag in CXXFLAGS and CXXFLAGS_DEBUG, even if
  "--disable-exceptions" switch is used.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1752576] in operators "+=" and "-=", which gave wrong
  results when adding or substracting a vector from itself.

* Fixed bug [1739500] in hadamard() function. The initial recursion for
  creating Hadamard matrices has to start with a 1x1 matrix H = [1], not
  with a 2x2 matrix.

* Fixed bug [1739267] in binom() and binom_i() functions, which gave wrong
  results for n=k.

* Fixed bug [1738716] by correcting the MSVC++ project files to include
  proper source and header files

* Fixed bug [1730610] by using binary mode when opening *.pnm and *.pgm
  image files for reading (Source coding module)


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.11                                       Released: 2007-06-02
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the next bug-fix release of the stable IT++ library. As usually, no
new features have been added since our previous release 3.10.10. Only minor
modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1727923]. Actually the behaviour of the function is not changed
  at all. Instead, the documentation is improved to clearly describe what
  this method does.

* Fixed bug [1724746], i.e. a problem with modified input data in
  ifft_real() function.

* Fixed a minor problem in the schur_test program, which caused failed test
  when linking IT++ with some LAPACK implementations

* Fixed linking errors when trying to use Hadamard and Walsh-Hadamard
  transform functions. This fixes bug [1719146].

* Fixed bug [1703731] by implementing the missing double2mxArray() and
  double_complex2mxArray() functions

* Added missing #include <cstdlib> and <limits> header files. This fixes
  problems when building using GCC 4.3 snapshot.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.10                                       Released: 2007-04-10
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the next bug-fix release of the stable IT++ library. Therefore, no
new features have been added since 3.10.9 was released. Only minor
modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Modifications:
--------------

* Test programs are linked to the optimised library by default.

* A separate MSVC++ project file created to simplify linking the IT++
  library with ACML (PGI build) under Windows. Documentation updated
  accordingly.

* Speed and portability improvements in the configuration scripts backported
  from the development branch.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1693384] in it_file low_level_write(std::string) method caused
  by a missing explicit cast of string size to 32-bit int. Only 64-bit
  architectures were affected by this bug.

* CPU_Timer and Real_Timer tests are now independent of each other. This
  should solve possible test failures in specific cases (e.g. high CPU
  load).


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.9                                        Released: 2007-02-10
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the next bug-fix release of the stable IT++ library. Therefore, no
new features have been added since 3.10.8 was released. Only minor
modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Modifications:
--------------

* Added test file for a binary it_file format. It is supposed to assert
  wrong endianness detection on various platforms.

* Added a manual page for itpp-config script

* Improved portability by adding support for <endian.h> system header,
  available at least on Linux systems.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1635988] by implementing the twist() function in a similar way
  as the original TWIST() macro from Takuji Nishimura's and Makoto
  Matsumoto's C sources.

* Fixed wrong assertion check in QAM modulator set_M() function. This
  problem was reported on the Help forum.

* Protected inheritance of the Convolutional_Code class replaced with a
  public one. This fixes the problem of assigning the
  Punctured_Convolutional_Code class object to a pointer of Channel_Code
  class.

* Added missing architecture checks, which should fix bugs [1641691] and
  [1640347].

* Minor fixes to prevent "unused variable" warnings when ASSERT_LEVEL flag
  is not defined.

* Fixed non-portable parts of the Makefile reported by the latest stable
  automake 1.10


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.8                                        Released: 2007-01-14
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the next bug-fix release of a stable IT++ library. Therefore, no new
features have been added since 3.10.7 release. Only minor modifications and
bug-fixes have been done.

Modifications:
--------------

* Implemented feature request [1216416]. Multiply operator `*' of a vector
  `v' and single-row matrix `m' now works for any size of vector `v'. This
  change is backward compatible with the previous implementation.

* Cleaned up the exception handling in the PNM class and added GCC specific
  "-fno-exceptions" flag to CXXFLAGS_OPT and CXXFLAGS_DEBUG when
  "--enable-exceptions" is not used.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Updated Mersenne Twister random number generator sources to the latest
  version 1.0 published by Richard J. Wagner on 15th May, 2003.

* Fixed a problem with discretization of the TDL_Channel delay profile in
  the case when the sampling frequency is too low, as compared to the delay
  profile resolution.

* A few other minor fixes. For a full list of them, please check the
  ChangeLog file.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.7                                        Released: 2006-12-04
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the next bug-fix release of a stable IT++ library. Therefore, no new
features have been added since 3.10.6 release. Only minor modifications and
bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed a problem with detection of the ACML library on 64-bit platforms.

* Minor code readability and efficiency improvements in modulator_nd.cpp
  file.

* Fixed bug [1570388] by adding a warning message to `get_no_mixtures()'
  function saying that it is deprecated and that `get_no_gaussians()' should
  be used instead.

* Function `needed_bits()' marked as deprecated, because its name was
  misleading (see bug [1480535]). The following two functions were added
  instead: `int2bits()' and `levels2bits()'. The first one returns the
  number of bits required for representing an unsigned integer, e.g.
  "int2bits(0) = 1", "int2bits(2) = 2". The latter one returns the number of
  bits to code a certain, positive number of values (levels). For example:
  "levels2bits(1) = 1", "levels2bits(2) = 1".

* Fixed auto-detected library flags, which are required for linking with a
  static IT++ library.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.6                                        Released: 2006-10-15
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added since
release 3.10.5. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1576333]. The problem with undefined non-weak symbols has been
  solved according to the solution from Section 7.3.5 "Libtool Convenience
  Libraries" of automake manual. Thanks to Ed Hill for reporting this bug
  and his work on RPM package for Fedora Core.

* Fixed an error in ND_UQAM class.

* Changed the definition of LLRs from log(P(b=1)/P(b=0)) to
  log(P(b=0)/P(b=1)) in the LLR and Modulator_ND classes. This was done to
  conform to the conventions in the scalar modulator class.

* Fixed bug [1572807]. Modulator_2d can not be initialised with non-even
  number of symbols. Therefore, additional checks have been added to the
  set() function. Thanks to George Jongren for reporting this bug.

* Added a check for undersampled PDP in Channel_Specification::discretize()
  function. Non default Doppler spectrum can not be used when sampling
  frequency is too low.

* Fixed bug [1545798]. Sparse vectors are now correctly compared using `=='
  operator. Thanks to Timo for reporting this bug.

* Fixed bug [1542064]. The problem was that the index in the
  tap_doppler_spectrum array in the TDL_Channel::init() function could go
  out of bounds, if the TDL_Channel class was used with two different channel
  profile lengths. Thanks to Jordy Potman for reporting this bug and
  providing a patch with a solution.

* Fixed bug [1542482]. Now binom_i(n, k) works properly and gives the same
  results as binom(n, k).


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.5                                        Released: 2006-08-15
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added since
release 3.10.4. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Documentation improvements in modulator_nd.{cpp,h}, llr.{cpp,h} and
  verification.doc.

* Replaced deprecated hypot(x, y) function with std::sqrt(x*x + y*y)
  calculation. BTW, macro definition `M_2PI' replaced with a global constant
  `m_2pi'. This prevents compilation warnings under MSVC++ .NET compiler.

* Fixed bug [1538210], caused by an uninitialised variable `m2' used for
  covariance calculation. Thanks to Max Moorkamp for reporting this bug.

* Fixed bugs [1088420] and [1456235]. The problems reported in these bug
  reports were caused by calculation of the log() or exp() function using
  `Inf', `NaN' or `zero' argument, which came from previous calculation. Two
  special functions `trunc_log()' and `trunc_exp()' have been implemented,
  which performs some checks of their argument and eventually truncate or
  saturate the result. This fixes all problems in MAP-decode function of the
  RSC decoder and soft demodulate functions in various modulators.

* Fixed a problem in Parser initialisation caused by passing a C-style
  string as the argument of init(std::string) function.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.4                                        Released: 2006-08-07
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added
since release 3.10.3. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* A set of changes in the MSVC++ .NET project file, which is now located in
  a separate `win32' subdirectory. Now IT++ should compile and link without
  any warnings under MSVC++ compiler. Installation manual updated
  accordingly.

* Fixed a minor bug in the RSC code test program. The generator polynomials
  were initialised with a string using octal notation, which is not
  supported by Vec<> parser yet.

* Added explicit check for a fortran compiler. If not found, BLAS, CBLAS and
  LAPACK are not checked.

* Fixed a bug that caused unresolved erfc() function under MSVC++ .NET
  compiler. The function definition is now outside namespace itpp.

* Fixed a minor problem with overloaded virtual	function open() (itfile.h).

* Conversion from integer to std::string implemented in pure C++ by using
  std::stringstream class (itassert.cpp).

* Fixed a minor problem with duplicated declaration of tgamma(), lgamma()
  and cbrt() functions.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.3                                        Released: 2006-07-11
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added
since release 3.10.2. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed bug [1516976] by setting the threshold of round_to_zero() function
  to 1e-13. Thanks to Rosario for reporting this bug.

* Fixed bug [1506524]. The `K' variable is now initialised in the
  Convolutional_Code default constructor. Thanks to Hakan Eriksson for
  finding this bug.

* Fixed a small problem with possible hazard in timing test.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.2                                        Released: 2006-05-15
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added
since release 3.10.1. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed gettimeofday() function definition for Windows based platforms
  (MinGW, MSVC++). No need for MINGW definition any more.

* Added checks for `acosh', `asinh', `atanh', `lgamma' and `tgamma'
  functions, and `signgam' declaration. This solves problems on some
  platforms where these declaration and/or functions are not available.

* Fixed a problem with different line endings on Windows based platforms.
  Now, sed program is necessary for performing tests.

* Fixed bug [1483125]. Now a complex dot product is properly returned by a
  `dot' function when using ACML blas libraries. Thanks to Danilo Zanatta
  for reporting this bug.

* Fixed bug [1480535]. Now needed_bits() returns a proper number of bits
  required to represent integer `n', e.g. "needed_bits(0) = 1",
  "needed_bits(7) = 3", "needed_bits(8) = 4".

* Fixed a small bug related to missing #include statement and cleaned up the
  code of `itpp/itmex.h'.

* Fixed a bug in the `==' operator in `itpp/base/svec.h'. Thanks to Mattias
  Andersson for discovering the bug.

* Fixed bug [1469860]. Now fir1() declaration matches its definition. Thanks
  to Jordy Potman for reporting this bug.

* A few other minor bug-fixes. For a full list of them, please check the
  ChangeLog file.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.1                                        Released: 2006-04-11
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a bug-fix release. Therefore, no new features have been added
since release 3.10.0. Only minor modifications and bug-fixes have been done.

Bug-fixes:
----------

* Fixed a bug caused by improper wrapping of backslash functions using
  it_assert1() macro.

* Fixed bug [1468011], so AR_Filter now works when using a single
  coefficient value, e.g. a = "0.5".

* Fixed improper behaviour of the encode_trunc() and decode_trunc()
  functions. Now, each execution of these functions does not reset the
  encoder and decoder states, so it can be used to perform continous
  decoding process. An additional reset() function has been added to reset
  the encoder and decoder states.

* Fixed lgamma() and gamma() functions definitions for MSVC++ .NET.

* Fixed a problem with a few Bessel functions provided by <cmath> under
  MSVC++ .NET (different naming conventions).

* Fixed CBLAS interface when using ACML's BLAS implementation.

* Fixes in configuration scripts due to linking problems uder Cygwin.

* A few other minor bug-fixes. For a full list of them, please check the
  ChangeLog file.


===============================================================================
IT++ version 3.10.0                                        Released: 2006-03-15
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a final release of the IT++ version 3.10.0. Here is a brief summary
of the new features, modifications and bug fixes since IT++ version 3.9.1
was released:


New features:
-------------

* Documentation improvements:
  - added a list of features of IT++
  - added first draft of how a Matlab/IT++ conversion table can look like;
    more to be added later
  - verification pages redesigned to include more information

* First version of the vector/MIMO modulator class added.

* Added support for creating RPM packages using the itpp.spec file.

* Added Newton search optimization routines (BFGS algorithm and
  line-search). For matlab compatibility the fminunc() is implemented.

* Added IDCT implementation based on Intel MKL library.

* Added support for AMD Core Math Library (ACML): FFT/IFFT and DCT/IDCT.

* New Log-Likelihood Ratio (LLR) algebra class added.

* The turbo decoders can use table-lookup based computation of Jacobian
  logarithm (set metric to "TABLE")

* New blackman() windowing function added.

* Added log() funtion for complex vectors and matrices.

* New modified_yulewalker(), arma_estimator() and yulewalk() filter design
  functions added.

* New polyval() functions for vec and cvec input combinations added.

* Implemented sqrtm() function that calculates the matrix square root for
  real and complex matrices. Based on Octave implementation.

* Implemented Schur decomposition functions for real and complex matrices
  using LAPACK's DGEES and ZGEES routines.


Modifications:
--------------

* Changes in the configuration process. It is now possible to build and
  install two separate libraries: an optimised `libitpp.*' and debug
  `libitpp_debug.*'. The latter one is only build when `--enable-debug'
  switch is used during configuration.

* Removed `--with-march' GCC-specific optimisation switch. CXXFLAGS should
  be used instead.

* Removed limits_test, which was only useful on	32-bit platforms.

* Updated tutorial example programs and their description. Removed
  unnecessary reference files for the tutorial programs.

* Matlab/Octave itload.m and itsave.m scripts are now installed in
  $PREFIX/share/doc.

* Major redesign of the configuration scripts. The following things changed:
  - checks for BLAS now detect MKL, ACML, ATLAS and reference (NetLib's)
    BLAS implementations; if found, HAVE_BLAS is defined
  - checks for LAPACK also detect MKL, ACML, ATLAS and reference LAPACK
    library; if found, HAVE_LAPACK is defined
  - checks for CBLAS detect MKL, ATLAS and reference implementation, however
    CBLAS is fully optional; if found, HAVE_CBLAS is defined
  - new checks for FFT: detects MKL or FFTW3 implementation; if found,
    HAVE_FFT and either HAVE_FFTW3 or HAVE_FFT_MKL8 are defined
  - new checks for <mkl_dfti.h> and <fftw3.h> header files provided by
    external libraries; not using <itpp/base/fftw3.h> any more.
  It is now possible to mix various implementation of BLAS, LAPACK and FFT
  routines, e.g.:
  - use MKL's BLAS, reference NetLib's LAPACK and FFTW3,
  - use ACML for BLAS and LAPACK, reference NetLib's CBLAS and FFTW3.

* Statistical norm() functions revised - from now the implementation is
  similar to the one in Octave, i.e. both vector- and matrix-based functions
  accept "fro" argument to choose the Frobenius norm.

* Project files for MS Visual C++ .NET 2003/2005 updated and added.

* Windowing function moved from specmat.{h,cpp} to new files window.{h,cpp}.
  Documentation improved by the way.

* Added zero-padding for fft_real() and ifft_real() functions.


Bug-fixes:
---------

* Fixed a bug in cblas library detection when using BLAS and CBLAS from IT++
  External package on Cygwin.

* Fixed a bug in Makefile.common that caused that an improper
  <itpp/config.h> header file was used during compilation.

* Small fix in the automatic MKL's LAPACK library detection. Now using
  shared libraries `-lmkl_lapack32' and `-lmkl_lapack64' instead of a static
  one by default.

* Small fix that solves MSVC++ .NET compilation problem (#include <ctime>)

* Fixed bug [1418707] by adding the FFTW_UNALIGNED option to the plan
  creation flags, which allows a standard memory allocation of input and
  output data. This temporary solution reduces performance on processors
  that use SSE and SSE2 instructions.

* A lot of other minor bug-fixes. For a full list of them, please check the
  ChangeLog file.