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Bug#421703: ITP: caret -- Computerized Anatomical Reconstruction and Editing Toolkit

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com>

* Package name    : caret
  Version         : 5.5
  Upstream Author : Washington University School of Medicine
* URL             : http://brainmap.wustl.edu/caret
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Computerized Anatomical Reconstruction and Editing Toolkit

 This software allows for viewing and manipulating surface reconstructions of
 the cerebral and cerebellar cortex, viewing volumes and for displaying
 experimental data on the surfaces and volumes.

 Caret can download and use stereotaxic atlases (human, monkey, mouse and rat)
 from an open online database.

I already started packaging and discovered some issues which should be
solved before the package is suitable for Debian.

 - Upstream requires registration prior to source download. However this
   registration is free and provides the users immediately with a
   password to the password-protected download area. It looks like
   upstream uses this procedure to maintain some user statistics. I'm
   going to point them the Debians popcon and ask whether I can include
   username and password in debian/watch to get uscan working properly.
 - Two source files contain statements about patented code. It looks
   like the relevant files were derived from VTK4. The corresponding
   files in the current VTK5 release do not contain the patent statement
   anymore, so I guess it has expired. This needs to be clarified.
 - caret supports MPEG2 export via libvtkMPEG2Encode. While being part of
   etch this lib has been removed in lenny+ for patent reasons
   (http://bugs.debian.org/408552). Hence MPEG2 support in caret has to
   be disabled as well. Additionally caret sources contain MPEG2 headers
   (e.g. mpeg2enc.h) that have to be removed from the source tarball.

A prospective will soon be available.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

GPG key:  1024D/3144BE0F Michael Hanke
ICQ: 48230050

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