Thank you very much for the version histories! That should get my January off to a good start.
Looking at the version histories got me thinking about the twisted path of software naming over the years. I noticed in another thread that VENUS is an acronym for Vector NEw USer software and the predecessor of VENUS was of course Vector. My question is, where and how does Phoenix fit into things? The software package as a whole is referred to as VENUS but when you open the Version Information application it lists two software components with one being Phoenix and the other ML_STAR. What actually are those two components and where does the naming come from?
Phoenix is actually the name of the underlying software for Vector/VENUS. The ML_STAR software contains the device commands for the STARline platform. When you create a system deck, you select ML_STAR as the instrument/device. Linking that system deck to a method would allow you access to the ML_STAR commands.
There are other devices supported by Phoenix and if they are installed, then they would also show up in the Version Information screen. However, for the most part, control for other devices is handled by HSL libraries.