Debian Bug report logs - #592390
RFP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 18:21:05 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Fix blocked by 605492: RFP: fieldtrip -- toolbox for MEG and EEG analysis

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Bug#592390; Package wnpp. (Mon, 09 Aug 2010 18:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 14:18:29 -0400
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: NeuroDebian team <team@neuro.debian.net>

* Package name    : spm8
  Version         : 8.4010
  Upstream Author : Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging <spm@jiscmail.ac.uk>
* URL             : http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/software/spm8/
* License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: Matlab/Octave
  Description     : analysis of brain imaging data sequences

 Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) refers to the construction and
 assessment of spatially extended statistical processes used to test
 hypotheses about functional brain imaging data. These ideas have been
 instantiated in software that is called SPM. It is designed for the
 analysis of fMRI, PET, SPECT, EEG and MEG.


This software is written to be used with Matlab and probably to most
widely used piece of software in neuroimaging research. The authors
state that

  Scilab and Octave are free clones of MATLAB, but SPM does not
  currently run on either. Porting SPM to these environments should be
  feasible but would require an important investment.

It looks like a port is indeed feasible: MEX extensions already build
fine with Octave, there are no dependencies to Mathworks toolboxes. For
few API incompatibilities workarounds have already been identified. We
plan to enable all non-GUI functionality that can be utilized within the
NiPyPE framework (http://packages.debian.org/sid/python-nipype), which
will also allow us to appropriately test the package.

If you have some experience with Octave and/or SPM you're welcome to
join this packaging effort. A git repository will appear on Alioth shortly.




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Bug#592390; Package wnpp. (Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>:
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Message #10 received at 592390@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>
To: 592390@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Preview package is available
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:23:26 -0500
Hi,

an initial packaging is available from

  http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/matlab-spm8.html

This one only works with matlab -- the octave port is slowly moving
forward, but doesn't yet enable any significant functionality that would
be worth putting into an octave-spm8 package.

The good news is that upstream, reviewed the Debian packaging is
provides a lot of useful advise that will eventually lead to a solid
Debian package.

A major TODO item remains the packaging of the fieldtrip toolbox. I
found a port to Octave (of unknown level of completeness). ITP probably
follows soon.

Michael

-- 
GPG key: 4096R/7FFB9E9B Michael Hanke
http://mih.voxindeserto.de




Added blocking bug(s) of 592390: 605492 Request was from Michael Hanke <mih@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:39:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#592390; Package wnpp. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:27:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>:
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Message #17 received at 592390@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>
To: 592390@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Octave compatibility
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:22:27 -0400
The preliminary package has been updated to the latest upstream code recently.
Meanwhile upstream also worked on better Octave compatibility. The
status of this effort is documented here:

  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/SPM/Octave

There are a number of issue left to work on (both in SPM and Octave).
Volunteers are very welcome to pick one and fix it!

Michael

-- 
Michael Hanke
http://mih.voxindeserto.de




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Bug#592390; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:34:54 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #22 received at 592390@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 592390@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: spm8: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:17 +0200
retitle 592390 RFP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences
noowner 592390
tag 592390 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of spm8 back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting spm8, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 592390 ITP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences
 owner 592390 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <592390@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences' from 'ITP: spm8 -- analysis of brain imaging data sequences' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:59:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by NeuroDebian team <team@neuro.debian.net>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:59:57 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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