thanks to Mark for the suggestion and to Karsten for the Analysis.
On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:31:54PM +0100, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 07:48:37AM +0100, Mark 1234 wrote:
> > There's a piece of abandon-ware called ezDicom that is a fantastic
> > lightweight Dicom viewer:
> > https://sourceforge.net/projects/ezdicom/
> > The source code is provided in the link. The authors are not reachable
> > (I tried several times).
> > I wonder if this could be a candidate for your project?
> Hello Mark 1234,
> thanks for your suggestion.
> I have had a quick look at the source code and here are *my*
> thoughts why ezdicom may not be an easy candidate for
> inclusion into Debian:
> - there's currently no upstream maintainer
> - there are other dicom viewers available
> (aeskulap, gingkocadx)
> (not that they have upstream maintainers, though :-)
For GinkgoCADx Gert Wollny has also taken over upstream maintenance
> - it would need porting (maybe that's easy) from
> Delphi to FreePascal
This is most probably a stumbling stone. Usually there are issues with
this porting and I'm not aware that we have any Pascal competence in our
> - the source doesn't seem to cater to being
> compiled on Linux so may need to be ported/
> adjusted to Linux compatibility, too
> - the license contains a no-endorsement clause
> which may need to be checked against DFSG
It does not sound very attractive to tackle the technical issues when
it is not clear how to cope with licensing issues.
> Notwithstanding, thanks for the pointer !
Definitely. We always have quite some tradition to train newcomers with
packaging. So anybody who *really* wants to get some package included
is welcome to do the packaging work. We happily provide help to do so
(be it for this actual program or others you might consider interesting).