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Re: Announce: Graphical RDF authoring tool for Mac OS X

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 23:24:36 +0100 (BST)
To: Damian Steer <D.M.Steer@lse.ac.uk>
cc: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0110252315410.17053-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

I think this is a great piece of work, and something that's very much
needed. I'm going to do some testing next week to see if non-geeks
see the point. I'd love to see a pure java version but don't have the
time or energy to hack it myself. 

The pints offer still stands if that's any incentive...

libby


> 
> I better explain the history here. Libby Miller was attempting to
> write such an app (some of that code is still in RDFAuthor) in Java +
> Swing. It was a nightmare. So I started porting it to Java + MacOS
> X. Which was easy.
> 
> The NeXT development tools (as they once were) are very easy to use,
> which meant I rarely had to worry about UI stuff. I like an easy life.
> 
> Libby has offered an amount of beer (I forget how much) to anyone who
> ports it to Swing. I need beer, so tried JBuilder - nasty. But the
> offer stands, I believe.
> 
> I might try porting it to GNUStep, since it would then work on my
> machine (linux) and (possibly) Windoze.
> 
> Regardless, I'd like this to be seen as a demonstration of a class of
> tools that would be really useful to non-geeks.
> 
> Anyway, you could always buy a mac. iBooks are very nice ;-)
> 
> Damian
> 
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