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OpenWalnut
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OpenWalnut is an open source tool for multi-modal medical and brain data
visualization. Its universality allows it to be easily extended and used in a
large variety of application cases. It is both, a tool for the scientific user
and a powerful framework for the visualization researcher.  OpenWalnut is
licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. Written
entirely in Standard C++ and using a number of portable libraries (e.g.
OpenSceneGraph and  Qt), it runs on all Windows platforms, OSX, and
GNU/Linux operating systems.

- please refer to http://www.openwalnut.org for extensive documentation 
  and information.

AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
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See the files "AUTHORS" and "CONTRIBUTORS".

LICENSE
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OpenWalnut is licenced under the terms of the LGPLv3.
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See "COPYING" and "COPYING.LESSER".
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CONTACT
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If you have questions, comments, problems or find Bugs, contact us using:
 
* Mailing list: openwalnut@lists.informatik.uni-leipzig.de
 * Very low traffic at the moment ( < 1 mail per month), you might want to try
   the developer mailing list below.
 * To join the list visit 
   http://lists.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/mailman/listinfo/openwalnut and follow
   the instructions.
* Developer Mailing list: openwalnut-dev@lists.informatik.uni-leipzig.de
 * Medium traffic ( < 10 mails per week).
 * To join the list visit
   http://lists.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/mailman/listinfo/openwalnut-dev and
   follow the instructions.
* IRC: Occasionally you can contact us at irc.freenode.net #ow.

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INSTALLING
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You have several options for installing OpenWalnut.
 * Build it -> see next section
 * Download a binary archive from our website and extract it
    * Inside the extracted directory, run bin/openwalnut
 * Download one of our binary packages for your distribution
 * Check the NeuroDebian repository
    * We are currently working on a OpenWalnut package which is intended to be
      released in NeuroDebian (http://neuro.debian.net/)

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BUILDING
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As you currently read this README, we presume that you already have the source.
If not, check http://www.openwalnut.org. There, you can download source archives
and get the URL to our mercurial repository.

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Required Dependencies:
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* Qt4 (>= 4.6)
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* OpenSceneGraph (>= 2.8.0)
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* Boost (>= 1.42.0)
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Compilation on Unix-like systems:
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If you have installed all required third party libs, you can compile OpenWalnut
by using the common routine:

cd build
cmake ../src
make
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make install -- this is optional and installs everything.
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After that, OpenWalnut can be used inside the build directory.

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If you want to install only a part of OpenWalnut, you can issue

make list_install_tarets

The listed targets will then only install the specified part.

Compilation on Windows and Mac:
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This is a little bit more complicated. We give you a step-by-step explanation
on http://www.openwalnut.org.

USING
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After starting OpenWalnut, press F1 to get an introductory help. More 
information is available online at http://www.openwalnut.org

DEVELOPING
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If you want to develop modules for OpenWalnut, have a look at 
src/modules/template, which contains an extensively documented example module.
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More information is available online. The wiki, especially the development
section, is very helpful. Besides this, an online API documentation is available
at http://api.openwalnut.org.