Change Log

All notable changes to SeisComP are documented here.



  • magnitudes

    • mb and mB: add configurable distance ranges in global bindings

    • ML, MLv, MLh, md, MLr, Ms_20: unify the configuration in the magnitudes and amplitudes sections of global bindings. The number of magnitude types has grown over time and each magnitude had its own flavor of configuration. This made configurations increasingly difficult. By this change the configuration becomes homogeneous and easier. The corresponding parameters are deprecated and must be replaced by new ones either pre-pending “magnitudes.” or “amplitudes.” to the respective parameter. Warnings will be written to module logs if deprecated values are found.

    • deprecated bindings parameter values : new values:

      • MLh.maxavg : amplitudes.MLh.params

      • MLh.ClippingThreshold : amplitudes.MLh.ClippingThreshold

      • MLh.params : magnitudes.MLh.params

      • md.maxavg :

      • md.taper :

      • md.signal_length :

      • md.butterworth :

      • md.depthmax :

      • md.deltamax :

      • md.snrmin :

      • md.mdmax :

      • md.fma :

      • md.fmb :

      • md.fmd :

      • md.fmf :

      • md.fmz :

      • md.linearcorrection :

      • md.offset :

      • md.stacor :

      • MLr.maxavg : magnitudes.MLr.params

      • Ms_20.lowerPeriod : magnitudes.Ms_20.lowerPeriod

      • Ms_20.upperPeriod : magnitudes.Ms_20.upperPeriod

      • Ms_20.minDist : magnitudes.Ms_20.minDist

      • Ms_20.maxDist : magnitudes.Ms_20.maxDist

      • Ms_20.maxDepth : magnitudes.Ms_20.maxDepth

      • MLv.logA0 : magnitudes.MLv.logA0

      • MLv.maxDistanceKm : magnitudes.MLv.maxDistanceKm

      • ML.logA0 : magnitudes.ML.logA0

      • ML.maxDistanceKm : magnitudes.ML.maxDistanceKm

  • scinv

    • allow a configurable distance between station and location coordinate when calling scinv check

    • test existence of stations, locations and streams when calling scinv check

  • trunk

    • Add CAPS recordstream implementation with service “caps” and “capss”. The later establishes an SSL connection.

    • Fix crash of distance computation if distance is close to zero

    • Add RecordStream to retrieve data from a CAPS server, e.g. caps://localhost

    • Set Ms_20 minimum distance to 20 degree

    • Fix SQLite3 database schema

  • GUI

    • Make eventedit columns of origin and fm tables configurable

      eventedit.origin.visibleColumns = Phases, Lat, Lon, Depth, DType, RMS,\
                                        Stat, Method, Agency, Author, Region = Depth, M, Count, Misfit, STDR, Azi.\
                                    Gap(°), Stat, DC(%), CLVD(%), ISO(%),\
                                    S1(°), D1(°), R1(°), S2(°), D2(°), R2(°),\
                                    Agency, Author
  • scbulletin

    • Allow to flag depth as fixed (thanks to Anthony Carapetis)


  • hypo71

    • redirect locator output to SeisComP info output instead of stdout

  • seiscomp

    • Fix inventory, trunk and access setup file to get the configured local scmaster connection correctly especially with encrypted connections.

  • GUI

  • scrttv

    • Add streams.sort.mode to set up the initial sort mode

    • Add grouping of streams for sorting and coloring


  • scheli

    • Add configuration parameters to description XML allowing configuration in scconfig

  • scrttv

    • Adjust default filter to filter below the Nyquist frequency of most BH? streams

    • Add default values for streams configurations

  • scautoloc

    • Adjust configuration and parameters. The legacy parameters can still be used but an error message will be printed:

      • Added parameters to description:

        • buffer.originKeep

        • autoloc.useManualPicks

        • autoloc.adoptManualDepth

        • autoloc.tryDefaultDepth

        • autoloc.stationLocations

      • Renamed parameters:

        • autoloc.maxAge -> buffer.pickKeep

        • autoloc.cleanupInterval -> buffer.cleanupInterval

        • autoloc.locator.profile -> locator.profile

      • Removed parameters from description:

        • autoloc.wakeupInterval

  • slarchive

    • Allow creation of aliases

  • scmag

    • Add medianTrimmedMean average method

    • Remove internally cached objects if an objects has been removed via messaging

  • scolv

    • Add median trimmed mean to magnitude average method

    • Sort event types alphabetically and status by priority

  • scart

    • Fix loading of plugins


  • documentation

    • update installation and database procedures

  • eventlist in GUIs

    • add RMS column by default

  • scolv

    • Relabel strike/dip/rake columns in focal mechanism table and resize content after loading

  • scolv

    • Relabel strike/dip/rake columns in focal mechanism table and resize content after loading

  • evrc plugin

    • Fix reading origin which have no depth

    • Fix setting no event type for region ‘world’


  • scalert

    • Add option to listen to picks

    • Fix configuration of agency filter

  • scevent

    • Sort configuration of event association parameters by topic

  • solv

    • expose picker phase profiles to scconfig

    • adjust description of uncertainty profiles

  • fdsnxml2inv

    • Fix conversion of polynomial responses with respect to approximationType.

  • scolv

    • Reorder FM tab columns and allow switching visibility state


  • processing

    • Fix crashing of processing modules such as scautopick if filter parameters are out of range


  • scmaster

    • Fix reading the default configuration file in update-config

  • ew2sc

    • Correct module name in description. E.g. scconfig has still displayed it as ew2sc3.

  • GUI

    • Add nodal planes and some more quality parameters to event edit focal mechanism table

    • Fix setting the depth type in the origin locator panel



  • scmaster

    • Add IMPORT_GROUP to default group set

  • screloc

    • Add option to allow processing of origins with mode MANUAL in daemon mode

    • When using –ep playbacks with origins defined by -O, then the processing is limited to the defined origins.

  • scevent

    • Update event agencyID and author on event update if it has changed. This is important if scevent has been reconfigured with a different agencyID or author.

  • trunk

    • The application class resets its locale to the initial state at exit. Not doing so could have caused encoding errors with init scripts

    • Add fixed hypocenter locator

    • Add external locator plugin (locext)

    • Fix combined recordstream for slinkMax|rtMax|1stMax units s and h

    • Fix LOCSAT travel time computation for phases which do not provide a table file or with zero depth layers. Sometimes LOCSAT produced fake travel times for non existing phases after switching tables.

  • scevtstreams

    • Add --fdsnws command line option to export list of channels in FDSNWS dataselect POST format

  • gui

    • Add option to define symbol images for layer points defined in either BNA or FEP

  • seedlink

    • Fix parsing of global backfill_buffer variable. Up to this fix the variable was always considered out of bounds and apart from using backfill buffer settings in the bindings the global value had no effect.

  • scolv

    • Fixed several segmentation faults in combination with offline mode

    • Add origin location method column to event origin table

    • Add shortcuts (ctrl+pgdown, ctrl+pgup) to select the previous and next event of the event list from within the locator view


  • trunk

    • Fix ML/MLv default magnitude calibration

  • gui

    • Quit application if an error occurred during initialization and if the setup dialog is cancelled or closed by hitting the X icon

    • Also accept TP for parameter eventlist.visibleColumns but print a warning

  • scmm

    • Fix client disconnect handling

  • scimport

    • Log error message if parameter msggroups is not defined


  • slmod

    • Fix Python2 support

  • scolv

    • Add origin depth type to event list and origins list

  • base

    • Fix bug with decimation record stream which caused that just a subset of input data was forwarded to the client

    • Populate SNR values of Ms(BB) and ML amplitudes

  • gui

    • Replace splash screen with latest logo and render text flat

    • Rename item TP to MType of parameter eventlist.visibleColumns


  • autoloc

    • Correct station.conf

  • trunk

    • Add ML/MLv magnitude calibration at 100km

  • dlsv2inv

    • Fix crash for debug builds if a token is empty, e.g. empty end time



    • Allow to override the tables directory with the environment variable SEISCOMP_LOCSAT_TABLE_DIR

  • scconfig

    • Add application icon

  • scolv

    • Fix bug when a magnitude is recalculated with a subset of station magnitudes

  • fdsnws

    • Parse query filter parameters strictly. Thanks to Daniel Armbruster for providing the patch.



This is the initial release of SeisComP under a new license and with a new versioning scheme. Instead of using a release name and a time based version tag semantic versioning is now being used with a sequence of three digits: Major.Minor.Patch. The following rules apply for assigning a new digit:

  • Major: Libraries introduce binary incompatible changes or there are very significant application changes which justify a major version bump.

  • Minor: Libraries add new functionality and methods but binary compatibility within the same major release is still maintained with application built against a lower minor version. Significant application changes can also justify a minor version bump.

  • Patch: No changes in functionality but error corrections of existing codes.

Breaking changes:

  • Spread has been replaced as messaging system with our own implementation of a messaging broker. That means that connections between SeisComP3 and SeisComP >= 4.0.0 are not possible until a driver has been developed which implements Spread in SeisComP or scmp in SeisComP3.

  • Qt5 and Python3 are now supported preferred.

  • The SeisComP Python packages have been renamed to seiscomp but a compatibility layer for seiscomp3 has been added.

  • Arclink is no longer supported and has been removed completely.

  • arclinkproxy has been removed as well and is superseded by scwfas.

  • The installation directory is now seiscomp and not seiscomp3.

  • The user configuration directory is now .seiscomp and not .seiscomp3.

  • C++ compilation requires a compiler that supports at least the C++11 standard.