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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: swf block
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 08:43:42 GMT
Torsten Curdt wrote:

>> +1 since Spark is dead and not featured enough for some serious work.
> Too bad though :-/
>> But the need to produce Flash exists (opposed to having the Flash 
>> fetching XML data) : we're using it to display animated diagrams on 
>> small devices (PDAs & phones) where SVG is not available. In order to 
>> save bandwidth and CPU, we send the diagram as a Flash movie 
>> (generated by Cocoon), and XML fetching is only used for animation 
>> (changing colors, moving objects, etc).
>> We've investigating KineticFusion (commercial, [1]) which does a nice 
>> job. Anybody else having some experience with it or some other 
>> equivalent tool?
> Looks interesting! I could not find any information about the pricing 
> though!?

There's themselves not very sure about it :-)

> Would you share your code for the cocoon integration?

The software is currently a command-line tool only, and they're working 
to make it a library. So the integration is really ugly as it forks a 
new JVM... Slow and hungry.

But I'll keep you posted on progress.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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