Dear NGC team,
It looks like the 3.0.8 and 3.1.0 versions of the Relion container do not have the Relion GUI installed? Shelling into the container bunch of
relion_***** executables under
/usr/local/relion/bin, but no
relion itself. I was wondering whether this was intentional or perhaps could be complemented with a GUI-fied release as well?
2.1.b1 container does have a GUI and works wonderfully - it’d be great if the 3.* series had this capability, too.
Latest Relion images were optimized mostly for cluster usage, and GUI part was not included for making container smaller.
Thanks, that’s what I thought (and 250M vs 1.5G is indeed quite a difference). OTOH, even on a cluster researchers often like to use a GUI before (or after) their runs. Not to mention less experienced users, classroom use, offline workstations, etc.
Do you think it would be possible to make a “3.1.0-gui” tag in addition to the current slim “3.1.0”? This way people would have freedom to choose the version that better suites their needs?
This is a good question we will think about that, but right now I don’t have any answer for your question.
Thank you for mentioning this!
Hi @ikuksenok, just wanted to gently revive the topic and check if there was any decision on this?
I noticed new 3.1.2 Relion container is out, and we would really love to have a GUI-fied version along with the slim and streamlined CLI-only one (there’s definitely a demand for both among our user base here at Purdue). Thanks again for considering!