EPL is more business-friendly about some patent retaliation and reverse engineering clauses than LGPL. With EPL, derivative work (weasis plugin) can be distributed in any license type: open source, freeware, commercial... However, if you distribute Weasis with some modifications (changing existing source code of the open source Weasis plug-ins), even if it is a free distribution, you are obligated to make your modifications available to others.
With recent Firefox and Internet Explorer versions, Weasis should launch automatically when clicking on an JavaTM Web Start file (*.jnlp).
In Google Chrome (for all the systems) to always open certain types of files after they're done downloading, click the arrow next to the file button in the downloads bar and select Always open files of this type.
In Safari, select the Safari/Preferences menu item, then select the General preferences and after check the open safe files after downloading option.
Yes, the Weasis portable version can be copied in DICOM CD-ROMs or other removable media as a multi-platform stand-alone viewer with launchers for MacOSX, Linux and Windows. The viewer requires that a Java Runtime Environment (JRE 6 update 10 or greater) be installed on the machine to run. If Java is not installed on Windows, a dialog will propose to install it from the Internet.
The viewer loads automatically directories configured in "weasis/conf/config.properties (weasis.portable.dicom.directory=dicom,DICOM,IHE_PDI,ihe_pdi).
To burn Weasis with dcm4chee see Write weasis-portable to DICOM CDs with dcm4chee-cdw.
Osirix allows to burn Weasis in CD-ROMs and the Osirix DiscPublishing plugin allows you to use a Primera DiscPublisher robot.
Logs are available either in the Java console or in Weasis log files.
- By displaying the Java console:
- By writing to log files:
Logging could be activated int the config.properties file located in the /weasis/conf directory of weasis portable or in the conf directory of weasis.war. Adapt the following lines:
Yes, but a WADO server is recommended. Downloading DICOMs can be achieved by:
- Bulding an xml file and using the field DirectDownloadFile where the final URL is the combination of wadoURL + DirectDownloadFile:
- Adding the following parameter in the argument tag of the JNLP or as an argument of the weasis-portable executable file:
$dicom:get -r http://external.server/images/img1.dcm http://external.server/images/img2.dcm