CellProfiler Beta (2.2.0) has been released!
We’re releasing early and often
If you’ve been following us for the last several years, you may have noticed that we’ve released very infrequently
This is going to be changing in a big way. We will now release CellProfiler every six weeks. You’ll have three choices:
Nightly- this is the cutting edge build that has passed our tests. If you asked us to fix a bug and we did, this is probably what you want.
Beta - every six weeks, we’ll take a build and make it our beta version. If you want the cutting edge and want to help us by testing the latest, this is what you want.
Stable - it’s been used by the early adopters and their experience gives us confidence and you should have some confidence that this version will be an improvement for you.
We’ve hired the group’s first true software engineer, Allen Goodman(@allen_goodman) . He’s bringing even better software practices to the group. He comes to us with some very impressive skills and experience: he was a senior engineer at Chef working on distributed computing and brings a wealth of knowledge about operating systems, deployment and packaging.
The cellprofiler-announce email list is retiring. Going forward, we will send announcements like this to all registrants of our online Forum. If you’d like to continue receiving updates, look to the Forum for all CP-related release announcements.
CellProfiler is finally moving to 64-bits on the Mac. This means that you can use larger images. Your analyses will also run faster.
BSD License - We’re changing the license for CellProfiler. If you’re an end-user, CellProfiler is still free. If you’re a developer, this means there are fewer restrictions or requirements if you change or add to CellProfiler and you can use CellProfiler as part of a commercial product.
Workspace viewer - Hate having those windows popping up in Test Mode? Close them all and turn on the workspace viewer. You can composite images from any module, objects and measurements as you step along in Test Mode and see a total picture of what’s going on. The workspace viewer even lets you zoom into a region, change something in your pipeline and run again and the picture stays zoomed!
CellProfiler users are changing the world! CellProfiler has been used in recent translational research to identify therapeutic targets in Ebola, compound screens for drugs to treat rare genetic diseases, Tuberculosis and Leukemia (see http://cellprofiler.org/impact.shtml) Got your own good story? Let us know what you are up to!