Announcing the release of XNAT and the XNAT Desktop Client

XNAT has been released

The first major XNAT version in a year has been released, and it contains many performance and security updates as well as support for a new method of downloading data via the XNAT Desktop Client. You can download it now at Issues addressed in the release can be found in the XNAT Release Notes.

Upgrading is Easy

Already have XNAT 1.7 and need to upgrade? See our documentation on upgrading from XNAT 1.7.0 to newer versions. For 1.7.x to upgrades, the process is as simple as replacing your 1.7 war file with the new war file.

Have XNAT 1.6.5 or earlier and want to upgrade? See our documentation on upgrading to XNAT 1.7.x from older versions of XNAT. Need help with this migration process? Feel free to email us, or post to the XNAT Discussion Group

Plugin and LDAP Compatibility Notes

  • XNAT systems that have integrated with LDAP authentication servers must install and configure the new XNAT LDAP Authentication Provider Plugin. See our updated documentation on Configuring Authentication Providers to get started.  
  • The "Selectable Scan Table" plugin has been deprecated in XNAT, as its features have been incorporated into core XNAT and improved upon. Administrators should delete the plugin jar while Tomcat is shut down during the XNAT upgrade process.   
  • A new version of the Container Service plugin and XNAT Vagrant project is expected to be released soon. We will be announcing this via another email, and on the XNAT Developer Discussion Group

Download XNAT  |  XNAT Documentation Home  |  "Getting Started"

The XNAT Desktop Client offers new methods of uploading and downloading data

After "Java-geddon" came and all major browsers ended support for the embedded image session upload and download Java applets, the XNAT development team has been working on ways to replace that functionality. The XNAT Desktop Client is now ready to use. 

The most exciting new feature of the Desktop Client is its integration with XNAT Users can initiate an image session download in their webapp, and the Desktop Client will immediately open up and handle the download for you. You can also use the Desktop Client for uploading image sessions. We recommend all users of the XNAT Upload Assistant to migrate to the Desktop Client to receive continued support and upgrades. 

The XNAT Desktop Client v1.0.40 beta release is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. 

Download the XNAT Desktop Client  |  XNAT Documentation Home

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