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Atlas Client Versions

 

We have developed several versions of the atlas as we evolve towards an online information system in anatomy.

Version 1, Standalone Macintosh Supercard

The first version was developed in Supercard on the Macintosh in about 1991, accessing images only from local disk files.

Version 2, Macintosh Supercard, network version

The second version was also developed in Supercard on the Macintosh in about 1992. This program ran both in standalone mode (no network), and as a client to our servers [Eno1991,Brinkley1993]. The image shows a screen dump of this browser, which not only accessed images from our image server, but also accessed term definitions, synonyms, and semantic hierarchies from our knowledge server.

Kraig Eno implemented this version, in collaboration with Jim Brinkley, John Sundsten and Jeff Prothero.

Version 3, Macintosh Native C

The Supercard version was re-written in native C in about 1994 because the Supercard version was too slow to be useful. This version only accesses images although the knowledge server is still available.

Kraig Eno implemented this version, in collaboration with Jim Brinkley, John Sundsten and Jeff Prothero. Anatomic content has been added to this version by John Sundsten, Cornelius Rosse, David Conley, and Peter Ratiu, with more being added every day. CD-ROMs containing a stand-alone versions of the program are available from the UW Health Sciences Center for Educational Resources (HSCER)

Version 4, Windows standalone client

A port of the Mac version 3 to WIndows, without the network capabilities. CD-ROMs for Windows have been released by UW Health Sciences Center for Educational Resources. This version was developed by Roger Williams, in collaboration with HSCER.

Version 5, Web-only atlas

Our current production-level atlas is a web-only version. Scott Bradley implemented this version in about 1995 [Bradley1995, Brinkley1997a]. Several atlases are currently available on the Web.