November 6, 2007

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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