Back in 2008, we started to make (more or less) stable development versions of the DCMTK available on a “regular” basis, i.e. in addition to the public releases. We call these versions “snapshots” because they reflect what’s currently in our source code repository. A few years later, we also gave direct access to the source code repository…
To cut a long story short, here are the direct links to DCMTK’s source code:
- Current release of the DCMTK: http://dcmtk.org/download/dcmtk/release/
- Most recent development snapshot: http://dcmtk.org/download/dcmtk/snapshot/
- Direct access to source code repository (read-only): http://git.dcmtk.org/web/
Of course, snapshots are no releases, which are usually tested on a large number of platforms. The README file in the snapshot directory also warns about this fact:
Please note that this software is work in progress and not a final release. The software should compile on Linux systems with gcc 4.7.2 since this is our main development platform. Also on Windows systems, it usually works with VisualStudio 2008 and 2010. However, there is no guarantee that the software also compiles on your system.
The compiler versions will certainly change over time, but you can expect that we try our best to support all relevant operating systems and development environments — not necessarily for the next snapshot, but maybe for the next release 🙂
Starting with DCMTK 3.6.2, we’ve replaced the concept of “development snapshots” by “minor releases”. Also the package version scheme changed as described in this posting.