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From brindahl <rind...@lrcwe.com>
Subject Re: IE8 doesn't do SVG, now is good timing for Batik to fix that in a more general way
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:18:26 GMT



Jeremias Maerki-2 wrote:
> 
> 
> Just some more brainstorming:
> - Better yet: It is important to talk to the Apache Harmony people.
> Maybe they have some good ideas. They needed to do the integration of
> the class library with the native host system already (which surely
> doesn't run via JNI). It might be possible to make use of this to avoid
> writing a special adapter layer just for this plug-in. After all,
> Harmony is ALv2 so we'd have no legal issues distributing this code.
> Harmony could also profit from being used as JVM for such a plug-in.
> Plus they don't have their own IE plug-in, yet, which could be a
> side-product coming from this. Maybe they would even help with this. At
> least, they have people who know how to work with the Windows platform.
> The (smaller) downside here: Last I tested, Harmony still had some
> problems running Batik. But with something that could push the Harmony
> VM, help will certainly be available.
> - Maybe it is possible to write a plug-in that embeds Sun's Java Applet
> plug-in. That way Batik would simply be used as an applet and Sun's Java
> Applet plug-in would do the whole bridging between Java and the host
> system.
> 
> 
> Jeremias Maerki
> 
> 
> 

This sounds promising but my knowledge in Java in almost non-existent.  What
is the best way to get the ball rolling with the people at Harmony?
Bruce
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