OME Common C++
OME Common is a standalone C++ library required by other OME C++ projects for common functionality which is not readily available from the C++ Standard Library. This includes basic portability functions, to wrapping other libraries to make them usable with Modern C++ programming practices.
It serves a similar purpose to the OME formats-common Java library, with some shared functionality, though for the most part they are quite different.
OME Common's primary purpose is to ensure that a certain level of basic functionality is provided for all platforms and compilers supported by OME C++ projects. It currently includes:
Missing C++ standard library functionality:
Missing Boost functionality:
- Endian conversions
- Filesystem absolute path determination
- Variant and MPL set up
- Units (extended datatypes for all units used by the OME data model)
- Boolean type for iterable 8-bit mask pixel data
- installation path determination
- memory streams
- string portability and helper functions
- XML parsing (Xerces-C++ Modern C++ RAII wrappers)
For more information, see the documentation.
Pull request testing
We welcome pull requests from anyone, but ask that you please verify the following before submitting a pull request:
- verify that the branch merges cleanly into
- verify that the branch compiles
- run the unit tests (
ctest -V) and correct any failures
- make sure that your commits contain the correct authorship information and, if necessary, a signed-off-by line
- make sure that the commit messages or pull request comment contains sufficient information for the reviewer(s) to understand what problem was fixed and how to test it