ImageJDev project update

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Curtis Rueden

Dec 27, 2010, 1:15:03 AM12/27/10
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Hi everyone,

For those who haven't already heard, ImageJDev is a project to create the next generation version of ImageJ.

I gave a talk at the ImageJ 2010 conference describing the project; for those who missed it, the slides are online with speaker notes at:

We also recently updated the ImageJDev web site ( to reflect our latest work (, describe the software architecture as it develops (, and more.

We have been making steady progress, but the project is still under heavy development, with nothing ready for end users to try yet. We plan to release an alpha version next month, a beta next summer, and a stable release next fall.

For those interested in participating in the project's development, we suggest signing up for the ImageJX mailing list for general future directions and software architecture discussions about ImageJ, and/or the ImageJ-devel list for day-to-day discussion of the ImageJDev project—see for more details.

Happy holidays!


Albert Cardona

Dec 30, 2010, 3:31:06 PM12/30/10
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Thanks for the update. It's missing one key explanation: how to launch it.

I managed to figure out the following:

$ java -classpath $(find -name "*.jar" -printf "%h/%f:"). imagej.gui.MainFrame


$ java -classpath $(find -name "*.jar" -printf "%h/%f:"). ijx.ImageJX

... but they are both very broken.

Is there any way to launch the program?

With maven, I get:

$ mvn -e exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="ijx.ImageJX"

org.apache.maven.lifecycle.LifecycleExecutionException: An exception
occured while executing the Java class. ijx.ImageJX
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: ijx.ImageJX
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at org.codehaus.mojo.exec.ExecJavaMojo$

Surely there is an incantation to run ImageJ 2.0 ?


Curtis Rueden

Jan 2, 2011, 9:13:10 PM1/2/11
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Hi Albert,

Thanks for the update. It's missing one key explanation: how to launch it.

We wanted to have an alpha version of all the functionality pulled together by the holidays, but unfortunately it is not quite ready. I assure you that running ImageJ2 in its current form will be highly unimpressive. That said, if you are set on trying it, the easiest way at the moment is:

$ mvn
$ cd imagej
$ ./run

This will invoke the Maven command to copy all the dependent JAR files to a common folder and launch the program with the appropriate classpath.

I will send another update to the lists before the end of January, and hopefully by then we will have an alpha version ready as well.


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