The function of iraf.old has been taken over by the new directories iraf/extern, used to distribute NOAO/IRAF external packages, and iraf/misc, used to distribute miscellaneous IRAF software not part of the general IRAF release. The iraf/contrib directory, which is the same as /contrib, contains additional IRAF-related software contributed by projects or individuals outside the NOAO/IRAF group (this software is not supported by NOAO/IRAF). This directory is world writable and developers are invited to put their software, or at least a pointer to where it can be found, in this directory. When a new package is released or updated it may also be a good idea to post a message to the newsgroup adass.iraf.announce to let others know about the new software.
In summary, the subdirectories of most interest to users in the iraf directory are now:
conf ADASS Software Conference information contrib Contributed software (same as /contrib) docs IRAF user and technical documentation extern IRAF external or layered packages misc Miscellaneous IRAF software or other distributions v210 The IRAF V2.10 distributions for various platforms
Doug Tody, Jeannette Barnes
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