Announcing the release of XNAT 1.6.4

The XNAT development team is excited to announce the XNAT 1.6.4 point release. You can download XNAT 1.6.4 here. You can find information about changes in this release in the XNAT 1.6.4 release notes. We'll be posting more information about fixes and additions to 1.6.4 over the next few days. Also, later this week we'll have new XNAT 1.6.4 virtual machines. Keep your eye out for announcements here on the Water Cooler, the XNAT Twitter feed, and the XNAT discussion group.

We didn't have a cake specifically for this release, but we did have this cake last week:

As you can see, it's not really an XNAT 1.6.4-specific cake. But one of our developers has left the lab for other pastures, presumably greener, so we had this cake. It was a really good cake and we didn't see the need for more cake so soon afterwards. We'll probably go out for Indian food at the nearby buffet place instead of having another cake.

XNAT.1.6.4 is also our first release to have a project code name. It's not that we needed a code name to keep our activities secret or anything, but someone brought in this jar of red cabbage with apples:

After having had this jar of cabbage on our conference table here for a few months, we've grown somewhat attached to it, and so I started calling XNAT 1.6.4 "Project Red Cabbage". I don't think it really caught on, but I'm writing the blog post so I get to put it in here.


  1. karchie (created: 2014-11-10 03:35, last modified: 2014-11-10 03:35)

    Clearly this calls for a preserved-food-in-jar naming strategy akin to Debian's Toy Story theme. Looking ahead to the next release:

  2. (created: 2014-11-11 08:32, last modified: 2014-11-11 08:32)

    Did you know that the release notes page you linked to is for 1.6.3? Because it is.

    1. (created: 2014-11-11 09:18, last modified: 2014-11-11 09:18)

      OK, not any more!