BrainVISA support and future

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BrainVISA support and future

Postby francois » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:45 pm

Dear colleagues,

Is there still some resource available for the support of BrainVISA?
Are there clear plans to keep on updating this software in the future?
Or should we start porting the BrainVISA-based tools to a different platform?

The last release from 2018 (4.6.1) still lacks some critical patches for the distribution of IntrAnat (
It still doesn't work on Windows 10 (which is already 5y old), and if nothing gets updated I guess it will also start having problems with newer versions of Linux distributions.

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Re: BrainVISA support and future

Postby riviere » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:06 am

Brainvisa is not dead but we struggle to perform maintenance and releases. We are not many people working on it and we have difficulties to handle system compatibilities for every system / distribution. That's why we will release the next version of brainvisa as a container or (and) virtual machine image, containing a linux system. Native execution will not be supported any longer, it's too much work. Sources should still be compatible with windows and mac systems (at least at first) but we cannot handle packaging for all systems any longer. We are currently working on this next release.
You can take a look at casa-distro in the meantime.

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Re: BrainVISA support and future

Postby francois » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:16 pm

Thanks for the updates.

We need to plan our next BrainVISA-based developments (if any).
Does this mean that in the future, we'll download a virtual machine in which we'll be able to install our development environment and execute IntrAnat?
Do you have an approximate timeline for this future VM release?

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