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From "Turner, John" <JTur...@AAS.com>
Subject RE: Documentation
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2002 17:26:30 GMT

Thanks!

John


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenny G. Dubuisson, Jr. [mailto:kdubuisson@kcmria.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 12:16 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Documentation
> 
> 
> John:
> 
> I found JFreeChart from a post on this list and it's pretty 
> darn good from
> what I can tell.  Go to
> http://www.object-refinery.com/jfreechart/index.html.  The 
> library is free
> but the documentation costs $30.  I bought the docs and am 
> going through it
> right now.
> 
> My main task is getting graphing up and going from data in an Oracle
> database.  I did get graphs up and going on my own using 
> Java's Advanced
> Imaging library from Sun but JFreeChart has most of the hard 
> work already
> done.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Kenny
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Turner, John" <JTurner@AAS.com>
> To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:09 AM
> Subject: RE: Documentation
> 
> 
> >
> > We're looking for a Java charting solution.  I'd be very 
> interested in
> > seeing a doc on how to use JFreeChart, I've never heard of 
> it before.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Kenny G. Dubuisson, Jr. [mailto:kdubuisson@kcmria.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 12:08 PM
> > > To: Tomcat Users List
> > > Subject: Re: Documentation
> > >
> > >
> > > I would also like to help on the docs.  Tomcat is a
> > > technology that we are
> > > betting our software engineering future on right now so I'll
> > > be in it for
> > > the long haul.  I've already written a step-by-step document
> > > on how to get
> > > Apache, Tomcat, SSL for Apache, JDBC for Oracle, Oracle 9i
> > > client, and the
> > > Java charting library JFreeChart all installed and working on
> > > Red Hat Linux
> > > 7.3.  Though the document is extremely informal (more like me
> > > taking notes
> > > during the install), I would not mind turning it into a
> > > HOW-TO or something.
> > >
> > > Just let me know if I can help,
> > > Kenny
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org>
> > > To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:03 AM
> > > Subject: RE: Documentation
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Robert L Sowders wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 22:18:48 -0700
> > > > > From: Robert L Sowders <rsowders@usgs.gov>
> > > > > Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > > > To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > > > Subject: RE: Documentation
> > > > >
> > > > > I feel your pain John, frustration with poor
> > > documentation is always a
> > > big
> > > > > sore spot.  But let's not line them all up and shoot them
> > > just yet, ok.
> > > > > They still need to get Tomcat 5 out the door.  ,"-)
> > > > >
> > > > > We can only hope that Tomcat-dev (who is reading this
> > > list, I hope) will
> > > > > set up some sort of method where people can at least
> > > submit changes or
> > > > > updates or something better than what we have now.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've received at least 10 emails off-line and around 5 or
> > > so from the
> > > > > list, of people who have things to contribute.  We want
> > > to help, the
> > > > > question is, can something be done to move to a
> > > coordinated effort and
> > > who
> > > > > will do it.  I submit that it must be controlled and
> > > reviewed by the
> > > > > developers themselves.  They have access to the
> > > resources, we don't,
> > > and,
> > > > > they are the authorities on tomcat, they have to be 
> the reviewing
> > > > > authority.
> > > > >
> > > > > I know it will take no small effort to set this up but
> > > allot could be
> > > > > cloned from the good example of the Apache 
> Documentation Project.
> > > > >
> > > > > So, are there any developer types lurking out there.  
> We got some
> > > > > documentation help for you, do ya want it?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sure!
> > > >
> > > > >From the perspective of the developers, suggested 
> changes to the
> > > > documentation (or proposed new documents) are treated
> > > exactly the same as
> > > > proposed bug fixes or enhancements to the code itself.
> > > Therefore, the
> > > > best way to submit proposed changes is to create a bug 
> report (or
> > > > enhancement request) in the bug tracking system:
> > > >
> > > >   http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/
> > > >
> > > > and then create a patch to the existing documentation files
> > > that reflects
> > > > the change you propose.  Details for how to create the
> > > "diff" files for
> > > > patches is available online starting at:
> > > >
> > > >   http://jakarta.apache.org/site/getinvolved.html
> > > >
> > > > The existing Tomcat documentation can be found in the
> > > > "webapps/tomcat-docs" subdirectory of the 
> "jakarta-tomcat-4.0" CVS
> > > > repository.  Nearly all of it is in the form of XML 
> files that are
> > > > post-processed through an XSLT stylesheet to produce the
> > > HTML that is
> > > > ultimately included in the "tomcat-docs" webapp, as well as
> > > posted online:
> > > >
> > > >   http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/
> > > >
> > > > Changes to the menu bar on the left hand side would be 
> made to the
> > > > "webapps/tomcat-docs/project.html" file.
> > > >
> > > > General whines about how the documentation sucks will go to
> > > /dev/null.
> > > > Specific patches to add to (or fix) the existing
> > > documentation pages are
> > > > MUCH more likely to be effective :-).
> > > >
> > > > > rls
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Craig
> > > >
> > > >
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