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Re: Sun-Java and SMIL Animation

From: Chet Haase <Chet.Haase@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:33:51 -0800
To: Weck Daniel <daniel.weck@free.fr>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, www-smil@w3.org
Message-id: <4411C68F.4050602@sun.com>

Hi Daniel,

Glad you found the current work interesting; I'm hoping the
next stage will be much more so.  I've completed some
pretty powerful features for the timingframework project and
an article on them; I'm just waiting for a publishing date
at the end of the month before I push the next rev of the
timingframework code to the project site.

Specifically, the next version will have such features as
property setters, keyValues/keyTimes/keySplines, and acceleration/
deceleration.  All of these additions should make the timing
framework much more powerful as well as enabling easier
integration with SMIL concepts and capabilities.

Thanks for the pointers and information; lots of good stuff
out there!


Daniel Weck wrote:
> Hi Chet !
> -- Note for people reading this email from the mailing-lists: Chet  
> Haase is an architect in the Java Client Group at Sun Microsystems, of  
> which one area of interest is timing and animation. --
> My name is Daniel Weck, I am a member of the W3C SYMM Working Group:
> <http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/>
> As you may already know, SYMM is responsible for SMIL standardization,  
> of which the latest version is SMIL 2.1:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/SMIL2/>
> First of all, congratulations for your work related to the Java "Timing  
> Framework". I always enjoy reading your articles and the ongoing  
> implementation effort is exiting:
> <http://today.java.net/pub/au/78>
> <http://weblogs.java.net/blog/chet/>
> <https://timingframework.dev.java.net/>
> I understand that there may be a possibility for the implementation  
> work to be ultimately included in a future release of Sun's JDK. I also  
> read that the project's goal is to provide general SMIL support in the  
> long term.
> The W3C SYMM Working Group is always interested in hearing about new  
> SMIL implementations, so please let me invite you to keep us updated  
> via the public mailing-list:
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-smil/>
> Also, I am sure you will find answers to your questions on the SVG  
> Working Group's public mailing-list:
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/>
> I gather that your current focus is on animations, so for your  
> information here are some pointers to documents published by the W3C:
> - Animation module in the current SMIL recommendation:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-SMIL2-20051213/animation.html>
> - Separate W3C recommendation specifically for SMIL-animation:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/smil-animation/>
> - SVG 1.1 Animation:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/animate.html>
> - SVG 1.2 Tiny animation (working-draft, not yet an approved  
> recommendation):
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/animate.html>
> There is an old working draft which includes an appendix related to  
> Java-specific implementations of SMIL-DOM. Please note that this has  
> been removed in the approved recommendation of SMIL 2.0:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/smil-boston-dom/java-binding.html>
> Additionally, there are existing Java implementations of SMIL timing  
> and synchronization, such as:
> - X-Smiles
> <http://www.x-smiles.org/xsmiles_smil.html>
> <http://www.xsmiles.org/xsmiles_features.html#smil>
> <http://www.xsmiles.org/xsmiles_features.html#timesheet>
> <http://www.x-smiles.org/javadoc/org/w3c/dom/smil20/package- summary.html>
> - JGoodies Animations
> <http://jgoodies.com/freeware/animation/>
> Batik 1.6 does not support SMIL yet, but this is included in the  
> roadmap for Batik 2.0. That's probably good place to contribute:
> <http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/#BatikStatus>
> <http://www.ludicrum.org/plsWork/papers/BatikSMILsupport.htm>
> <http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/javadoc/org/w3c/dom/smil/package- 
> summary.html>
> I hope you'll find this useful,
> Kind regards,
> Daniel/
Received on Friday, 10 March 2006 18:34:04 UTC

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