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From The Web Maestro <the.webmaes...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release: Batik 1.6
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:17:33 GMT
UPDATE: You may need to change the 'current' items. They still indicate 
a date of '20-Feb-2004 10:55'.

Web Maestro Clay

On Apr 11, 2005, at 7:15 AM, The Web Maestro wrote:
> Congratulations on the release! (downloading to my Powerbook G4 17" 
> with scads of screen real estate, now so I can enjoy those speed 
> improvements... ;-)).
>
> On Apr 11, 2005, at 5:21 AM, Thomas DeWeese wrote:
>>    This note is to announce the release of Batik 1.6.
>> The main points of this release are the initial support
>> of SVG 1.2 features (many more to come).  A vast performance
>> improvement for Mac OS X, and many smaller performance tweaks
>> for all platforms. As well as the normal load of bug fixes and
>> specification conformance improvements.
>>
>>    All users are encouraged to upgrade to Batik 1.6. However, all the
>> builds that were offered earlier are still available in the apache
>> archives.
>>
>>    http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik
>>
>> 1.5.1 -> 1.6
>> --------------
>>
>> 1. Bugzilla problem reports fixed:
>>
>>          28035, 28188, 28429, 28432, 28487, 29110, 29891, 30580, 
>> 30584,
>>          30739, 30923, 30925, 30948, 31603, 32108, 32435, 32872, 
>> 32951,
>>          33242, 33733, 33890, 33923, 33986, 34030, 34041, 34115
>>
>>
>> 2. SVG 1.2 Features:
>>
>>  * All SVG 1.2 elements/features have been moved from
>>    the Batik namespace into the SVG 1.2 namespace (except for
>>    flowText which remains, due to some loss of functionality
>>    with the current flowRoot and potential spec instability).
>>  * Implementation of SVG 1.2 flowRoot element (text flow into
>>    arbitrary regions with bidi support).
>>  * There is now an SVG12CSSEngine which has support for new
>>    properties in SVG 1.2
>>
>>
>> 3. Improvements:
>>
>>  * Massive performance improvement (>10X) for drawing on Mac OS X.
>>  * Document.getElementById now uses a Hashtable to speedup lookups.
>>  * JavaScript can now be used in an Applet out of the box.
>>  * Added support for 'font' shorthand property.
>>  * Added support for 'deselectAll' SVG DOM call.
>>  * getEncolsureList and getIntersectionList are implemented.
>>  * Added support for get[Screen]PixelUnitToMillimeterX/Y
>>  * SVG DOM getTotalLength, and getPointAtLength are now implemented.
>>  * Support for preserveAspectRatio DOM methods.
>>  * Squiggle browser now has a 'Save As' menu item.
>>    * Can toggle if xml:base should be added to saved SVG.
>>    * Can 'pretty print' saved XML for readability.
>>  * ExtensibleSVGDOMImplementation no longer exists,
>>    the SVGDOMImplementation is now extensible.  There is a
>>    new baseclass ExtensibleDOMImplementation that provides
>>    extension capabilities to any DOMImplementation subclass.
>>    As a result the name of the services meta-file has moved to:
>>     'org.apache.batik.dom.DomExtension'
>>    from:
>>     'org.apache.batik.dom.svg.DomExtension'.
>>    People with DOM extension will have to update the service file
>>    accordingly.
>>  * ExtensibleDOMImplementation now allows 'extension' elements in
>>    the SVG Namespace (they are always lower priority than 'built 
>> ins').
>>  * When a new Document is loaded a new BridgeContext is created for 
>> it.
>>    As a result each document now get's it's own CSS engine.
>>  * ttf2svg now supports 'auto ranging' so it looks at the font
>>    to decide what to output.
>>  * DOM will now detect when the child passed to insert/remove
>>  * AbstractParentNode will now throw a DOM Hierarchy exception
>>    if you try to append a node as a child of it's self (PR 34030)
>>  * Anti-aliased clips (hqClip patch).  This can be disabled by setting
>>    the transcoding hint to vector or print (so content doesn't get
>>    rasterized). PR 29110.
>>  * Control of tiled image rendering based on rendering hint.
>>    Using this hint may greatly increase the amount of memory used.
>>  * The Marker interface now has a 'getCharIndex()' method to
>>    get the index of the character the Mark is associated with.
>>    node is not the child of the node insert/remove is called on.
>>  * DrawImage now defaults color model to sRGB_Unpre if the destination
>>    doesn't include alpha.
>>  * The pattern element now shares one rendering tree across all
>>    references.
>>  * Some improvements for Kerning in SVG Font (faster)
>>  * Arabic diacritics are now positioned relative to the right edge
>>    of the base glyph. Bug 28429
>>  * Basic DocumentType implementation, if present DOMUtilities will
>>    now emit a proper doctype specification
>>  * GVT Tree walker can now be given any node in the GVT tree and it
>>    walk just that subtree.
>>  * Many places now use getResource as Stream instead of Resource
>>    bundles where localization is not wanted/needed.
>>  * Tweaked UpdateManager repaint scheduling alg.
>>    It now tracks when the rendering goes 'out of date'
>>    with the document and runs runnables until it is out of
>>    them or MIN_REPAINT_TIME is exceeded.
>>  * Arc2D now translated to path with elliptical arc commands
>>    in SVGGraphics2D interface.
>>  * JSVGScrollPane now uses bbox of geometry if no viewBox is provided.
>>  * Refactored the text and flow bridges so make things cleaner.
>>  * Implemented textLength to return the value of
>>    getComputedTextLength when the textLength attribute is not
>>    set.
>>  * Potentially large optimization in BBox generation
>>  * The DOM tree viewer now has an option to hide text nodes that
>>    only contain whitespace.
>>  * The DOM tree viewer now includes the id of an element in the
>>    tree view if it has one.
>>  * Improvements to empty bounds handling, should decrease update 
>> areas.
>>  * GVT Render requests are now compressed.  This helps when doing
>>    live resize of large documents.
>>  * Some refactoring/restructuring of svggen.XmlWriter to potentially
>>    make it a pretty printing DOM serializer.
>>  * Latest pdf-transcoder from FOP which supports '-dpi' switch.
>>  * ScrollPane now should do a better job of fitting document w/o
>>    scrollbars
>>  * title and desc changes are now dynamically tracked.
>>  * ScriptFactorys now loaded via Services interface.
>>  * Made the JDK image loading Mediatracker static
>>    (so others could use it easier).
>>  * ParsedURL now uses the current Batik version as it's default
>>    UserAgent
>>  * Rationalized Text Selection code.  Copy to clipboard is now done
>>    by JGVTComponent only if 'unix style' text selection is requested
>>    (default).
>>
>> 4. Bug Fixes:
>>
>>  * Fixed all known memory leaks with loading images.
>>  * Changing documents in JSVGScrollPane now works properly.
>>  * Fixed a small memory leak when changing xlink:href on a
>>    use referencing a local element.
>>  * No longer uses Thread.interrupt.  On some JVM's this can confuse 
>> the
>>    class loader.
>>  * Adding elements in the 'null' namespace nolonger causes a NPE 
>> exception.
>>  * Fixed colorspace error in ColorMatrixRed.
>>  * Line element no longer has a fill associated with it.
>>  * Fixed bug #29416 - problem with empty quotes in CSS.
>>  * Fixed bug #34210 - element selectors are now case sensitive
>>  * Index out of bounds error fixed in linear gradient.
>>  * AOI problem in PrintTranscoder now fixed.
>>  * Null Pointer exception when PrintingTranscoding documents
>>    using SVG fonts is fixed (the BridgeContext was being
>>    disposed of too early).
>>  * PrintTranscoder now uses UserAgent to report exceptions
>>    rather than silently swallowing them.
>>  * Fixed some minor bugs in the GlyphLayout code for flow regions.
>>  * Very minor tweaks in JSVGScrollPane.
>>  * Applied patch 28188, fixed tooltip text & title text, thanks Glen
>>  * Applied patch 28487, fixed enabled/disabled state for
>>    toolbar buttons, thanks Glen
>>  * Fixed bug in text selection (programatically selected text wouldn't
>>    clear properly.
>>  * Fixed bug 23035 - Xlink attributes initialized with wrong values.
>>  * Fixed Bug 28785 - 'a' element not clickable with namespace prefix.
>>  * Bug 30584 - Concurrent Modification believed fixed (couldn't get
>>                test case to fail after fix).
>>  * Bug 29891 - Rasterizer problem if w/h == viewBox w/h
>>  * No more 'flicker' when panning a dynamic document.
>>  * CmapFormat4 now clips charCode 0->65534.
>>  * All Object.wait calls are now in while loops to prevent spurious 
>> wakeups.
>>  * DOM keypress events will now be generated for so called
>>    Java 'action' keyEvents (previously only keydown/up were
>>    generated).
>>  * Fixed a bug in the PNG Encoder for some 1,2 or 4 bit/pixel images.
>>  * Fixed bug in PackBits TIFF files with multiple IFD's
>>  * The 'debug' messages are now synced with GUI messages.  Also they
>>    are localizable.
>>  * Tweaked the way we generate paths to avoid a bug
>>    in the Mac OS X Java implemention where a close
>>    followed by a moveto didn't join the path properly.
>>  * Fixed width/height change onload bug in transcoders submitted
>>    by Simon Mieth.  Thanks!
>>  * Fixed a bug with CSS shorthand properties not being set by 
>> presentation
>>    attributes.
>>  * DOMImplementations now return empty documents if
>>    qualifiedName in createDocument is null (PR 32108)
>>  * Fixed 'flashing' with JSVGScrollPane.
>>  * Fixed PR: 30923.  Text children now respect display and
>>    visibility properties (including dynamic changes).
>>  * Fixed visibility update bug reported by George Armhold.
>>  * Fixed visibility bug on image elements.
>>  * getBBox should now work per the specification.
>>    a) fill="none" will still give bbox
>>    b) It is now the tight bounds of the geometry
>>    c) It does not include the stroke anymore.
>>    d) When called on 'undisplayed' elements returns null (not sure
>>       what the spec really says about this).
>>  * Modification of use element's width/height now works.
>>  * Fixed potential interrupted bug in the RunnableQueue class.
>>  * The document loader cache now uses soft references to avoid
>>    being a memory leak.
>>  * Improved the xml:space support.
>>  * textPath no longer supports 'position attributes' on it's self
>>  * textPath now supports progression position attributes provided
>>    by parent/child tspan/text nodes.
>>  * systemLanguage, requiredFeatures, requiredExtensions now all fail
>>    to match when given an empty string (as specified by the SVG
>>    specification). Bug #33242 (thanks Rick Graham).
>>  * Fixed potential synchronization issues in JavaScript intervals.
>>  * Small optimization in Event dispatch.
>>  * Removed debug print from SVGOMAnimatedPreserveAspectRatio.java
>>  * Synchronization fix in SoftReferenceCache.
>>  * SAXParser now includes 'ignorableWhitespace' when building the
>>    DOM tree.  I also tweaked the way text and CDATA sections are
>>    created.
>>  * UpdateManager is now always the 'source' of UpdateManagerEvents
>>    previously in some cases it was an inner class.
>>  * Fix for masks when using Alpha Premultiplied (Mac OS X).
>>  * Improved consistency of events from the RunnableQueue.
>>    Calling suspend/resumeExecution should now always generate
>>    a runHandler event (although the events may be "compressed"
>>    so suspend/resume may only generate one resume event).
>>  * Fixed bug in handling kerning elements with multiple glyph entries
>>    in g/u 1or2.
>>  * Removed use of 'getTagName' to use 'getLocalName' to avoid issues 
>> with
>>    prefixed svg elements.
>>  * Fixed a mistake in the generation of SVG fonts that include
>>    arabic forms (PR 33733)
>>  * Fixed handling of complex paint types (base types with
>>    fallbacks).
>>  * Fixed CSS SVG DOM interfaces for complex paint types
>>    (see bug 33923).  Added new test for same.
>>  * Text Selection events are now generated even when the
>>    done event is not over a graphics node.
>>  * The double '#' bug is gone in the SVG Pretty Printer. PR 33890
>>  * The worst of the 'extra spaces' problem with the pretty printer
>>    is solved.
>>  * Fixed updates to SVG Font based text (PR 34041)
>>  * Bug fix in NumberParser (thanks dvholten)
>>  * Fixed bug 34115 - CSSStyleDecl doesn't collapse properties.
>>  * JSVGCanvas no longer holds cached viewBox so it responds
>>    properly when viewBox is updated in SVG content.
>>
>> 5. Misc:
>>
>>   Documentation updates
>>   JavaDoc will now reference W3 and JDK docs
>>   Updated MAINTAIN file
>>   Splash/startup screen now embed font (a little simpler SVG as well).
>>   Some Rhino improvements.
>>   New Tests for bugs.
>>
>>   Thanks to everyone on batik-dev/users for reporting problems and
>>   working on finding solutions.
>>
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>
> Web Maestro Clay
> -- 
> <the.webmaestro@gmail.com> - <http://homepage.mac.com/webmaestro/>
> My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.
> - HH The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
>
>

Web Maestro Clay
-- 
<the.webmaestro@gmail.com> - <http://homepage.mac.com/webmaestro/>
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.
- HH The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet


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