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Installing the development version of the sciview plugin for Fiji
Warning: Using the latest development version might or might not work, so we only recommend this for experienced users who want to use the latest features or need a bugfix that is not yet present in the most current stable version.
Development versions now use different update sites, so it's easier to switch to a new version. Refer to the table below to see what is the current version.
This only applies if you have previously installed sciview
The latest stable version of sciview (from the SciView update site) and the latest development version (from the sciview-buttercup update site) cannot be use simultaneously. If you want to switch from stable to development version, you need to remove the stable version first. Execute this step if you have currently activated the SciView update site. Otherwise you can skip this step.
- 1.Open the Fiji Updater via
Update...in the Fiji main window.
Manage update sitesand deactivate the SciView update site by removing the tick mark.
Apply changesin the updater window. The release version of sciview will now be removed.
- 4.Restart Fiji.
In the main Fiji window, click
Fiji will scan your installation, and if necessary, suggest updates. If any updates are required, please install them before proceeding. You might need to restart Fiji in the process.
If your installation is up-to-date, the updater will show you an empty window like this:
Should there be any pending updates, please click
Apply changes, then repeat the steps up to here.
To add and activate the sciview-buttercup update site that contains the latest development version, click
Manage update sitesand in the update site window, click the
Add update sitebutton. A new, empty list entry will appear. In the first column, enter
sciview-buttercup, and in the second column
https://sites.imagej.net/sciview-buttercup/. The URL is case-sensitive. Then activate the newly added update site by clicking the checkbox in front of the line you just added:
Apply changes, then Fiji will download the latest development version of sciview.
After the updater has completed downloading, you will be prompted to restart Fiji. Please do so. If you do not restart Fiji now, you will most likely run into problems.
After restarting Fiji, you can launch sciview from