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From Nirmal Fernando <nirmal070...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Drawing composite graphs, was: [jira] [Commented] (TUSCANY-3496) Develop a simple tool that can be used to generate composite diagrams from the xml files
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 16:02:29 GMT
Hi Jean,

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Jean-Sebastien Delfino <
jsdelfino@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM, C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando (JIRA)
> <dev@tuscany.apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >    [
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TUSCANY-3496?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13030511#comment-13030511]
> >
> > C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando commented on TUSCANY-3496:
> > --------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm looking at Graphviz API, playing around it and checking whether it
> can be used in this project !
> > Also watching few screen casts, reading the paper "Drawing graphs with
> dot" by Emden Gansner and Eleftherios Koutsoļ¬os and Stephen North to learn
> "dot language", and experimenting :)
> >
>
> Sounds good.
>
> I think it'd be interesting to try to generate the same diagram using
> Batik, Graphviz, and 'nothing' (just print SVG directly in your code),
> and then compare the three programs. There may be other options out
> there too, but I'm suggesting to try the 'nothing' approach, as in my
> experience SVG is easy enough to print without a complex object model
> like Batik's.
>

Don't you think that 'nothing' approach would need some significant work on
finding/implementing a
layout building algorithm? If Graphviz implementation succeed, I am not sure
whether it is worth to put
an effort on 'nothing' approach.

What do you think?

Thanks.


> --
> Jean-Sebastien
>



-- 
Best Regards,
Nirmal

C.S.Nirmal J. Fernando
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka.

Blog: http://nirmalfdo.blogspot.com/

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