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Bug#141352: ITP: xmedcon -- medical image conversion

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2002-04-05
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : xmedcon
  Version         : 0.7.5
  Upstream Author : Erik Nolf <erik.nolf@rug.ac.be>
* URL             : http://xmedcon.sourceforge.net/
* License         : (GPL, LGPL, mostly)
  Description     : medical image conversion
  This project stands for Medical Image Conversion. Released under the
  (L)GPL, it comes with the full C-source code of the library, a
  flexible command line utility and a neat graphical front-end using
  the Gtk+ toolkit. The currently supported formats are: Acr/Nema
  Analyze (SPM), DICOM 3.0, Ecat/Matrix 6.4, InterFile 3.3 and
 The program also allows to read unsupported files without
 compression, to print pixel values or to extract/reorder
 images. It is possible to retrieve the raw binary/ascii image
 or to write GIF for desktop applications.
 This is the program version for X based on gtk+. Processes
 only one file at a time.

I split the original xmedcon in 4 packages (libmdc=shared lib,
libmdc-dev=developer files, medcon=command line/batch tool, and

The prelimanary packages are at:
(source and bin)
Since this is my first debian package I hope I haven't screwed up to

There are 2 License Issues.(see README in libmdc)
The code for gif contains the patented LZW-stuff (it's not built on
shared libs) and the part of the code comes from a book with unclear
The code for importing ecat has an unclear license.

PNG is on the to do list to resolve the first problem. The ecat part is
more difficult since the only alternative library I know of (libecat) is
not free.

I can disable both of these options (and it still works for my needs)
but maybe it takes out the fun part for others.

A possible way is to put a "clean" libmdc in the official debian
distribution and let people who need more compile the stuff themselve
(like pine some time ago).

Other than that the packages seem to work.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux kog-spm 2.4.17 #2 Mon Feb 25 19:43:02 CET 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

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