Known Problems and Caveats
- Oasis has been tested on SUN Solaris 2.8, Windows
95/98/NT, LINUX and Macintosh. It may work on other
UNIX platforms but has not been tested.
- The user currenly has no ability to select/edit sky
- Not all image projections have been fully tested.
Currently tested are TAN, SIN, AIT, STG, CAR and the
custom DSS projection (Palomar plate solution). Others
will work, though we need examples to test them fully.
Anyone who would like to volunteer such examples can
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The JavaHelp system (the standard software from
SUN) has an appreciable startup time, after which is is
reasonably responsive. Therefore, please be patient the
first time you activate help.
- Oasis has access to limited memory. JAVA, when
running as a plugin, is given a maximum memory
(approximately 64 MByte), and we have to work within
these constraints. While we have gone to great lengths
to carefully manage memory, it is still possible to run
out, particularly when drawing lots of vectors. The
exact number of map symbols or contours is not a good
measure since we interpolate if the vector must be
curved, but tens of thousands are usually feasible.
When Oasis runs out of available memory, the current
task is halted and the user is asked to clean up
whatever they can.