End of my Activities with CERNLIB
I would like to announce that I shall be leaving the CN/ASD group and giving up the responsibilities I had until now concerning all CERNLIB related software development.
For many years I have been involved in the development of various software packages and general utilities. I started with the implementation of the HBOOK system in 1974, then the versions 1 and 2 of GEANT as well as many other products. In 1982, I joined the OPAL collaboration and started the implementation of GEANT version 3. In collaboration with several colleagues, I continuously developed the GEANT system over 10 years until version 3.14 in 1991. In 1984, I contributed to the ZEBRA collaboration in implementing the subsystem RZ that became later a main component of several other packages. In 1987 I started the coordination of the PAW project and of the PIAF system in 1993. All these packages have been developed in very close collaboration with a very small team of very talented and experienced programmers and physicists. But the main success of these packages is essentially due to the fantastic feedback and collaboration from a huge number of people in several hundred laboratories or institutions in the world.
I am currently working with my PAW colleagues to polish the 94B release expected in October. This release is a consolidation of many functions and includes also new developments. We have spent more time than usualy in the testing phase and I am sure that 94B will be an excellent release.
I have enjoyed working in this field for many years, not only for the type of work, but also because I have been in contact with so many different people and cultures. I would like to thank all of you who have contributed in many different ways to the success of our work.