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== Steps to update Slicer cask (for maintainers) ==
== Steps to update Slicer cask (for maintainers) ==
Configure <code>git</code> and GitHub [https://help.github.com/articles/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent/ SSH keys].
Adding an [https://help.github.com/articles/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent/ SSH key] to GitHub and the KeyChain might be needed.
=== Setup ===
=== Setup ===

Revision as of 00:02, 19 August 2017

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This page was created based on the discussion Add Slicer Nightly to Homebrew (macOS)



Homebrew is "the missing package manager for macOS". It is designed for installing UNIX tools and other open-source applications. It will quickly download and install them, compiling them from source. Homebrew can install stuff like:

  • vim
  • ffmpeg
  • python

Homebrew Cask

Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew with support for installing binary apps — the kind you normally drag to your Applications folder from DMG files. For example:

  • 3D Slicer
  • Google Chrome

Homebrew Versions

Homebrew Versions lets you install alternate versions of the apps from Homebrew Cask. For example:

  • 3D Slicer Nightly
  • Google Chrome Canary

Steps to update Slicer cask (for maintainers)

Adding an SSH key to GitHub and the KeyChain might be needed.


# Install homebrew
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

# Install cask-repair
brew install vitorgalvao/tiny-scripts/cask-repair


This automatically creates a pull request in homebrew-versions to update the slicer-nightly cask (a Ruby script) with the new version.

cask-repair --cask-version,676538 --fail-on-error --blind-submit slicer-nightly

Steps to upgrade Slicer app (for users)


# Install homebrew + homebrew-cask
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

# Tell brew to look also in homebrew-versions
brew tap caskroom/versions

# Install Slicer.app (nightly)
brew cask install slicer-nightly

# Install cask-upgrade
brew tap buo/cask-upgrade


Download and install nightly version of Slicer.app:

brew cu slicer-nightly