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Known Bugs

PIT Known Bugs

Known bugs (and workaround, where possible) in the Phase I Tool are described here. Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions / Common Mistakes (FAQ/FMM) page for other possible problems. If you find a new problem, please submit the information via the Gemini HelpDesk.

2016 March 1

The 2016A & 2016B versions of the PIT do not allow selecting the Fast Turnaround PI Affiliation before filling out the PI Address.

2015 April 30 

Java version 1.7 has a known unresolved network issue on the Mac if a hostname does not include a domain name, resulting in a message like "your mac's hostname does not contain domain information...". See this page for a workaround.

2015 Feb 27 

If you find that you cannot open an editable copy of a program after importing a previously submitted proposal into a newer version of the PIT, then open the proposal with the version of PIT that was used to create it, create an editable copy, and then save as a new file. Then import the editable proposal into the newer PIT.

2013 March 26

There is a bug in PIT 2013.2.1 that prevents the calculation of guide star availabilities for all users. This bug has been fixed with the release of version 2013.2.2.

2012 March 1

There are no known bugs in the 2012A or 2012B PIT releases. However, there is one issue in the 2012B and later PITs. If it is installed in a multi-user environment then a system administrator must make the startup file executable by all users. For OS X this requires editing the package contents to change permissions on the file JavaApplicationStub.


2000 - 2011

Archive of known bugs 2000 - 2011