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From Vincent Hardy <vincent.ha...@sun.com>
Subject Re: [BATIK WEB PAGE] No information on the jar files
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 08:27:38 GMT

Robert DiBlasi wrote:
> Hello Batikers,
>   It's been a while....been participating on Yahoo Developers list and
> spreading the knowledge about Batik :-)


>   I see that Batik will be a JAVA ONE 2002...I wonder if Batik team would
> like to comment on this.

There will be a session:


and a Bird of a Feather session:


For people who are doing products with Batik, are present at JavaOne
and want to give feedback or comment on their experience, please join
the BOF session!

>   I have also noticed that animation features are every so slowly creeping
> into Batik :-)

Yes. We are trying to get ready for a beta release ASAP.

>   I was thinking about how the Batik Web page could be improved....and I
> thought it would be nice to give a high level explaination of the jar files
> in Batik. I find it hard to think about which jars to include in the
> classpath....maybe I should put all....
> The point is that Developers and Users of Batik should not have to guess
> what jars to put the classpath....Batik Web site should make it easy on
> young Batikers. So I am suggesting a high level chart that explains what the
> jar file do!
>   I am thinking something like Xerces:
> http://xml.apache.org/xerces2-j/install.html
>   I'm would think that the install page would be a perfect place to put such
> information:
> http://xml.apache.org/batik/install.html
>   I know that any Batiker could just type: jar -tf batik-awt-util.jar to see
> the inside....put not everyone feels comfortable with jars and I think it
> would really help those who use the binary distribution of Batik
> So what do you think? ....I could make a sample and others in the group
> could approve the wording....

I like your suggestion. Please do send us a patched file and 
we will apply it (unless there are objections, which I doubt). I think 
having two tables summarizing what the files in the binary and source
distributions are is an excellent idea.

Thanks for your comments,

> just a thought:-)
> <shameless>
> http://www.svgnotebook.com is coming along.....soon to have a Batik section
> ;-)

> </shameless>

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