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23 August 1996 How we saved our critical legacy optics software from extinction
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Our department at Eastman Kodak Company is responsible for substantial optical design and manufacturing projects. Software support for these efforts has included the development of special purpose optics codes which are considered to be strategic assets. Over time, these Fortran- based codes have become difficult to use and given their importance to our ongoing success, we have begun a large- scale effort to make them accessible to modern designers and engineers. In addition to making these legacy codes available on PCs, we realized the need for new methods to manage the quantities of data manipulated by our designers and engineers. We chose to center our development on Lens Documents, and the software framework we have constructed embodies this data-centric view. We will describe the process we went through to create this framework, with an emphasis on our design approach and the major decisions relating to hardware and software for development and deployment.
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Maureen L. Moore and Scott W. Weller "How we saved our critical legacy optics software from extinction", Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246701
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