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README

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THIS CODE IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED

The older, Java-based, implementation of the eID viewer has now been
replaced by native versions for Windows, OSX, and GTK, and its code is
found in the Fedict/eid-mw repository (plugins_tools/eid-viewer) in here
on GitHub.

Please go there for any issues you may have with the eid-viewer.

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eID-Viewer is a graphical interface to the Belgian Electronic Identity Card
use it to view, print, save data from the Belgian electronic identity card.

eID Middleware Project
Copyright (C) 2010 - 2014 Fedict

By Frank Marien
Based on eID Applet by Frank Cornelis

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License version
3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this software; if not, see
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Official releases and support are available on http://eid.belgium.be/.
Source code and other files are available on http://code.google.com/p/eid-viewer/.
Source code for eID Applet is available on http://code.google.com/p/eid-applet/

BUILD:

Requires a recent Maven installation, with dependencies.
Tested only on GNU/Linux systems, but should work on any Maven-enabled system

for all Platforms Except MS Windows:
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$ mvn clean package

produces:

- a shaded, runnable jar file in eid-viewer-gui/target:
	e.g. eid-viewer-gui/target/eid-viewer-gui-4.0.7.jar
	run with java -jar eid-viewer-gui/target/eid-viewer-gui-4.0.7.jar
	on many platforms, this jar can be ran directly, e.g.
	double-clicked or used as an executable.

- a zipped OSX Application Bundle in eid-viewer-osx/target
	e.g. eid-viewer-osx/target/eid-viewer-osx-4.0.7-bundle.zip
	copy to an OSX system and unzipping will awake its bundle nature:
	It will become a runnable application. Double-click to run.

There are autoconf/automake files in the distribution root dir,
to facilitate packaging/running on GNU/Linux systems. These assume the
presence of the shaded jar described above. See comments in Makefile.am

for MS Windows:
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In addition, if you have a local launch4j installation, add it as a
property: e.g. 

$ mvn -Dlaunch4j-base=/opt/launch4j clean package

.. this produces, additionally to the 2 artifacts described above,

- a 32-bit MS Windows Executable file, in eid-viewer-win32/target
	e.g. eid-viewer-win32/target/eid-viewer-4.0.7.exe
	copy to an MS-Windows system, and double-click.

(We used the launch4j maven plugin, in previous versions, eliminating
the need for a local launch4j installation, but this plugin is unmaintained,
while launch4j itself is alive and kicking. The resulting .exe was no longer
fully functional. This compromise is slightly more difficult to build,
but much better for the end-user).

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