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

From: Danny Ayers <danny@isacat.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 23:56:49 +0200
To: "Damian Steer" <D.M.Steer@lse.ac.uk>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Hi Damian,

Congrats on this.
I recently did a load of work on essentially the same thing, though using
Swing (with Jena). I got pretty close - got basic functionality but things
were getting messy & so I started again from scratch, then paid work got in
the way. I'd be happy to pass on what code I did put together - messy, but
it might help with ideas for Swing-izing.

Re. adding SVG export - take a look at Batik (if you haven't already),
*very* easy to incorporate in Java2D based stuff, though I'm not sure about
MacOS specific stuff...


Danny Ayers

Alternate email (2001) :

>-----Original Message-----
>From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
>[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Damian Steer
>Sent: 25 October 2001 22:28
>To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>Subject: Announce: Graphical RDF authoring tool for Mac OS X
>Hash: SHA1
>I pleased to announce the initial release of RDFAuthor: a graphical
>RDF instance data authoring tool for Mac OS X.
>See <http://rdfweb.org/people/damian/2001/10/RDFAuthor/> for downloads
>and the tutorial (which will give you a good idea what it does).
>RDFAuthor (I felt inspired when naming it) is written in Java and uses
>the jena libraries for importing schemas and exporting as XML and
>N-Triples - so thanks to Brian McBride (and others) for making life
>RDFAuthor is intended to make it simple for people who know little, or
>indeed nothing, about RDF to produce data. It might also be useful for
>introducing the basic graph model to newbies.
>Authoring largely consists of dragging an dropping data from browsers
>and schemas into the model view.
>This version has slighlty more features than the previous announcement
>(on #rdfig) and some bug fixes. Which is nice. Note that it still may
>not be that stable. You have been warned.
>Damian Steer
>PS N3 output doesn't work yet - I'm not sure if Jena does it yet (
>any ideas?).
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