Pipeline 2 version 1.7 released

Version 1.7 of the DAISY Pipeline 2 project is now available for download. The following alternative packages are proposed:

  • for Windows users, an installer for the "Desktop Web UI" distribution (Windows .exe installer, 80 MB)
  • the "Desktop Web UI" distribution (ZIP, 80 MB) package as a ZIP (recommended for OS X and Linux): includes the command line tool, all the conversion scripts, and a version of the Web User Interface that can be run locally like a standalone application
  • the "CLI" distribution (ZIP, 40 MB): includes the command line tool and all the conversion scripts
  • the "Server Web UI" distribution (ZIP, 40 MB): includes a version of the Pipeline 2 Web User Interface for installation on a server. It does not include the Pipeline 2 engine and conversion scripts.

This release does not introduce new scripts but brings many bug fixes and improvements to previous scripts. It also introduces a couple changes to the Web API. For details, please refer to the release notes.

Note that following our project’s migration to GitHub and Google Code’s discontinuation of release hosting, the release is now hosted on GitHub’s servers. Let us now if you encounter any issue with the new release page.

Starting the Web UI

The Web-based user interface for the Pipeline2 can be started offline as a desktop application. The process has not changed since the previous release: To open the application, open the start launcher in the webui directory of the Pipeline installation directory.

An installer is now available for Windows users. It will install a launcher shortcut in the Start menu, and will perform all the necessary steps to configure the Pipeline 2 application. No more manual tweaking of environment variables is required.

For more details on the Web User Interface, please refer to the Web UI usage guide.

As usual feedback is warmly welcome, either via the users forum or the developers mailing list.