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DeVIDE 9.8 released

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I am extremely happy to be able to announce the release of DeVIDE 9.8!


Major changes include:

  • The DRE: the DeVIDE Runtime Environment is a complete Python distribution including cmake, swig, Python, wxPython, numpy, matplotlib, gdcm, VTK and ITK.  The DeVIDE application makes use of this runtime environment, and now you can too!
  • WrapITK 0.3.0: The latest generation ITK pure-swig wrappings have been included.
  • Multi-threaded VTK wrappings.
  • Release on 4 platforms: Linux 32, Linux 64, Windows 32, Windows 64.

Read the 9.8 Release Notes, then go to the downloads page to get yours!

Let me know how it goes in the comments to this blog posting and on the mailing list, or report some bugs using the issue tracker.


Written by cpbotha

August 12, 2009 at 11:02 am

Posted in News

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  1. wxPython, numpy, matplotlib now that is a BIG nice thing. Setting them up correctly to work together was a pain in the ***. Good job!


    August 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    • Hi there Bastijn and welcome back!

      I have to qualify that the win64 binaries do not include numpy and matplotlib. This is the first time that DeVIDE has any kind of win64 binaries at all, and numpy and matplotlib were proving especially obstinate, so I decided to postpone them both until their win64 ports are slightly more mature.

      lin32, lin64 and win32 all have them though!


      August 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      • Hi Charl, thanks for the welcome back. I understand the problem on win64 doing wxPython etc. I have installed them myself…..for 85% and it is now stuck and broken. Compiling python libs etc on windows is much worse than on linux :(.

        Will try Devide on windows7 64bit in a few days though. Just to test :).


        August 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

  2. …is proudly running DeVIDE 9.8.

    Mr Cricket

    August 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    • Whoohoo!

      Lemme know when you need help getting VS2008 and the non-OSS vtktud running with 9.8.


      August 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm

  3. CAn you pls send me the binaries by cd?

    Doyin Olusunmade

    February 13, 2010 at 4:44 am

    • Dear Doyin Olusunmade,

      Please send an email to cpbotha AT medvis DOT org with your postal address, and I’ll send you a CD-R with all four installations as soon as possible.


      February 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm

  4. Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /~cpbotha/files/devide/win32/devide-re-v9.8.3784-win32-setup.exe on this server.

    Download link broken

    May 16, 2010 at 1:17 am

    • My apologies, there was a power outage at my lab during the night, and it was too long (1 hour) for the UPS to handle. The webserver is working, but the server hosting the DeVIDE binaries is not yet accessible.

      Our fantastic system administrators are working to solve the problem (on Sunday!!), so things will hopefully be back to normal by this afternoon (Amsterdam time).


      May 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

    • Problem has been resolved by those two fantastic sysadmins, and all files are available again!


      May 16, 2010 at 8:34 am

      • Thanks a for your quick response. The download link is working now!

        Download link broken

        May 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

  5. When trying to run DeVIDE on windows I receive several import errors (both in version 9.8 and 11.x).
    Is this a problem on my computer? I would appreciate to know how to solve this error!
    Thanks in advance!

    C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE>dre devide
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\”, line 466, in
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\”, line 461, in main
    devide_app = DeVIDEApp()
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\”, line 295, in __init__
    from interfaces.wx_interface import WXInterface
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\interfaces\wx_interface\”,
    line 1, in
    from main import WXInterface
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\interfaces\wx_interface\”, line
    14, in
    import main_frame
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\devide\interfaces\wx_interface\”
    , line 5, in
    import vtk
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\VTK\lib\site-packages\vtk\”, line
    41, in
    from common import *
    File “C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE\VTK\lib\site-packages\vtk\”, line 9,
    from vtkCommonPython import *
    ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified procedure could not be found.
    C:\Program Files\DeVIDE-RE>


    September 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    • Ok I haven’t seen *that* specific error before.

      If I have to hazard a guess, I think it’s trying to load one of your own installed VTK DLLs instead of its own DLLs. 11.x should be more robust to this, as it privately inserts DeVIDE’s path before your system path.

      * With 11.x, do you get exactly the same error?
      * What does “dre versions” output?
      * Do you have another VTK installation on your machine?

      It would be best to continue this on the DeVIDE google group at — do you mind?


      September 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    • One more thing, besides the diagnostics below, could you also do the following:

      dre ipython
      import sys
      print ‘\n’.join(sys.path)


      September 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

  6. Thanks for your quick reply.

    I installed both versions of DeVIDE on a fresh install of Windows XP (without previous versons of VTK). This version was installed on a mac using a virtual machine (I preferred to install the binary).

    However, I just tried to install DeVIDE on a “pure” Windows pc and encountered no problems anymore. Possibly, the virtual machine affects some DLL’s? Anyhow, for me the problem is solved!


    September 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

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