[ImageJ-devel] [fiji-devel] ImageJ 2.0.0-beta1 released

Tobias Pietzsch pietzsch at mpi-cbg.de
Tue Apr 10 04:53:22 CDT 2012

Congratulations to the ImageJDev team!
thanks for all the hard work,

On 04/09/2012 09:07 PM, Curtis Rueden wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Today, the ImageJDev team is proud to release the first beta of ImageJ2,
> version 2.0.0-beta1!
> ImageJ 2.0.0-beta1 is a "beta"-quality release, meaning the code is not
> finished. The design is more stable than before but still subject to
> change until the final 2.0.0 release. It is recommended that people
> continue to use ImageJ v1.x for critical work.
> The ImageJ2 user interface is modeled after ImageJ v1.x as much as
> possible. However, under the hood, ImageJ2 is a complete redesign of
> ImageJ. It provides backward compatibility with older versions of ImageJ
> by bundling the latest v1.x code and translating between "legacy" and
> "modern" image structures.
> The beta still has many bugs and limitations, but we have achieved
> several substantial milestones:
>     * Support for most ImageJ1 plugins and macros
>     * Many new pixel types (thanks to ImgLib2)
>     * Multidimensional data beyond 5D (thanks to ImgLib2)
>     * Import and export of all SCIFIO-supported file formats
>     * Improved region of interest (ROI) tools
>     * Truly headless: image processing is separate from user interface
>     * Automatic updates: once you download beta1, ImageJ can update itself
>     * Easily install additional plugins, including Fiji (over 350 plugins!)
>     * 175 new and/or reimplemented core ImageJ2 plugins so far
>     * 125+ bugs fixed
> Many legacy ImageJ plugins and macros work; many others do not. There
> are still many bugs. In particular, there are a few issues specifically
> regarding 2.0.0-beta1:
>     * On Windows & Linux, you must have Java already installed; ImageJ2
>       is not bundled with Java, nor will it download it for you.
>     * On Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, there is a bug that prevents ImageJ2
>       from launching successfully. This bug will be fixed in the next
>       beta release, and is already fixed in the development version.
>     * On Windows, when ImageJ2 first starts, a console message ("Falling
>       back to system Java") appears, which is merely informative and is
>       safe to ignore. This message will no longer be displayed in the
>       next beta release, and is already fixed in the development version.
> For further details on this release, including a discussion of new
> features, please see our blog post:
> http://developer.imagej.net/2012/04/09/imagej-v200-beta1
> You can download the release from:
> http://developer.imagej.net/downloads
> That page also has a table of planned future releases and roadmap links
> for the project.
> For more details on the ImageJ developments, see the web site at:
> http://developer.imagej.net/
> Regards,
> Curtis Rueden
> ImageJDev project lead
> Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
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