Your team recently helped me to solve a bug we have found in the OpenIGTLink extension. It was quickly fixed and I was told that there will be an updated available in the next day.
Today I found time to update the extension but I found it quite diffucult to accomplish. So I was just wondering if there would have been a faster way. This is what I did:
- Went to https://download.slicer.org/ and clicked on “older releases” to find out that there is a whole “network” folder with lots of releases
- From there navigated to “/Public/Slicer/Packages/Extensions/Nightly”
- Going into nightly does not even work (guess due to amount of files)
- So I sorted the parent folder according to “Modified” and clicked on “show more” hoping to find a new build of SlicerIGT. Finally found one and downloaded the build
What I tried before, was to start Slicer and use the extension manager. But when chosing the OpenIGTLink Extension the release data showed 17. January 2019 so I was quite sure that this is not what I need.
Is there some way I could mount this network-drive to my PC? Or any other way how to get nightly builds more easily? In my case I was actually searching for a Slicer 4.10.0 release. So first when trying to install the fixed extension I ended up with Slicer crashing. It took me a while to figure out that my download was for Slicer 4.10.1. So I upgraded to 4.10.1 and it finally runs without problem and the bug-fix included.
Thanks for any tips on how I could upgrade in future with less pain