Dear SeisComP community,
We are happy to finally provide you with the first release of SeisComP version 4.
Major changes to the code and the repository were summarised in the previous announcement (and in the change log at http://www.seiscomp.de/changes/)Here we will focus on two additional news items: the new portal at https://www.seiscomp.de/ and the reorganised documentation pages: https://www.seiscomp.de/doc/.
https://www.seiscomp.de/ will replace https://www.seiscomp3.org/ aiming at becoming the home page of the SeisComP project with links to the most important four sections: documentation, repository, download and forum. The latter is now hosted at https://forum.seiscomp.de/ with https://forum.seiscomp3.org/ being re-directed to the new URL.
The documentation at https://www.seiscomp.de/doc/ has got explanations of the most important concepts for beginners and a number of tutorials for some common use cases including a dedicated tutorial for the migration to this new version (https://www.seiscomp.de/doc/base/tutorials/upgrading.html#migrate-from-seiscomp3-to-version-4). We would be happy to receive feedback about the new documentation and even more happy to see your contributions to the documentation (https://www.seiscomp.de/doc/base/contributing-docs.html).
Besides the major changes announced here and in the previous post, we have now also a new naming schema decided by your vote: no name, just version number! This is indeed the outcome of the poll and this is how we will continue from now on, we will simply refer to “SeisComP”, and include a version number when necessary.
In the coming weeks we will also redirect https://www.seiscomp3.org/ to https://www.seiscomp.de/seiscomp3/ and we plan to preserve all the old content there for about two more years. As for the old SeisComP3 code please note that there will be no further development except bug fixes where feasible.
We really encourage you now to upgrade to SeisComP version 4 using the precompiled binaries (https://www.seiscomp.de/downloader/) or from the GitHub (https://github.com/SeisComP) and try yourself to discover the next generation of SeisComP.
We thank especially those who have actively helped make SeisComP what it is today and are looking forward to your continued support and feedback.
Jan for the SeisComP development team