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Re: Bug#332666: Progress on Debian Package for FSL

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:39:28AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Michael Hanke wrote:
> >The MRI data viewer FSL cannot be compiled, because there is no Debian
> >package of VTK 5.0, yet. I contacted the maintainer of the VTK package
> >and asked for an update.
> >
> >Another new part of FSL is TBSS, see
> >
> >http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/analysis/research/tbss/
> >
> >Unfortunately, this part depends on IRTK, an external software that is
> >non-free and even worse: closed-source. At least this is not a
> >compile-time dependency. Debian users can use TBSS if they download the
> >IRTK binaries from the upstream homepage
> >
> >http://wwwhomes.doc.ic.ac.uk/~dr/software/
> Uhm, that sounds bad.  Did you contacted the authors and asked them
> whether they might see any chance for a replacement or alternatively
> ask IRTK authors (who also introduce a name space polution with the
> Insight Toolkit because they internally name it also ITK) to open
> the source of their program?
I did, but there is some company holding the copyright and trying to
make some money. There is still a tiny chance that things might change
in the future.



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