November 6, 2007

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Official Xebra Launch Announcement

Today my employer, Hx Technologies (which, of course, does not endorse this blog in any way, shape, or form), officially announced the launch of Xebra as a free open source project available on SourceForge. Xebra is a complete platform for distributing and viewing DICOM medical images. It is written in pure Java and hence platform independent (well, at least it runs on any platform that can run Java 1.6 which unfortunately at present does not include Mac OS X).

I have been working on the Xebra project on and off with one other developer for about a year and a half now, and the GUI is looking pretty slick. Unfortunately, the install process is still a bit involved. Anyone who is used to downloading projects from SourceForge will probably have no problems, however, and Xebra uses a Java WebStart-based thin-client, so installation is required only on the server. It is my hope that we will have a demo server available eventually, but I'm not sure when that will be. I realize, however, that a lot of non-technical people read this blog, so you may not be used to running your own servers and compiling things from source, but I encourage you all to at least check out our nifty screenshots.

Posted by Kenny at November 6, 2007 11:31 AM
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