2021.07.28 Weekly Meeting

Tomorrow, we will be having our next weekly hangout at 10:00 AM ET until 11 AM ET.

Anyone is welcome to join to ask questions at https://bit.ly/slicer-googlemeet-hosted-by-kitware


Feel free to post to this thread to request/suggest a topic!

Sam and J-Christophe

re: extensions manager transition

  • support for autocomplete. Few approach are being evaluated: mongodb + solr, mongodb + elasticSearch, client side search, server side on the fly indexing and search

re: download stats

Discussed making β€œraw” stats after cleaning up IP

re: Comment on downloader script proposed in Slicer#5750

  • Will add script in Slicer/SlicerDocker repo
  • Update documentation referencing existing approach

Details captured at https://github.com/Slicer/Slicer/pull/5750#issuecomment-887602347

re: Consolidated Slicer docker images

Ideally, all images should be organized in a single location

re: Availability of Slicer in python

Discussed the possibility of installing Slicer using pip. Before doing so, need to work on making core components available in python

re: Update python version used in Slicer

Current python version is 3.6.7, need to update to 3.8 or newer as more and more packages are not available. See https://github.com/Slicer/Slicer/issues/5014

re: Revisit MRB creation using zarr instead of zip

This would allow to speed up creation using parallel compression.
See https://zarr.readthedocs.io

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re: IDC Desktops and SlicerOnDemand

from @pieper , see IDC Desktop - SlicerOnDemand - Google Docs, it includes sections like Background, Current Status and Desired State (Launching and Managing/VM Desktop User Experience/Further Considerations)