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New CSIRO SVG Toolkit 6th August 2000 - supports SVG CR

From: Dean Jackson <dean.jackson@cmis.csiro.au>
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 02:46:21 +1000
Message-ID: <398C44DD.923EF1F4@cmis.csiro.au>
To: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
August 6th version of CSIRO Viewer
supporting the SVG 2nd August Candidate Recommendation

New Features 

* Support for the Candidate Recommendation Specification
* Some support for Declarative Animation (motion and transforms)
* cached DTDs (no need to connect to the network and download
  the DTD - for the 20000802, 20000629 and 20000303 dtds)
* new glyph outline support (styling SVG fonts is much easier now)
* Uses the Apache Xerces 1.1 series of parsers 

Existing Features (just in case you've forgotten!)

* Styling with CSS (element and class)
* SVG DOM (java interface)
* CSS Units
* Transformations
* Interactivity for some DOM events
* Scripting through Javascript (Rhino engine)
* Paths and Basic Shapes
* Gradients (radial and linear, transforms and spread styles)
* Text (with SVG fonts)
* SVG Font support with the <glyph> element
* Clipping
* Patterns (+ transforms)
* Linking
* Markers and Symbols
* Image embedding (JPG, PNG and SVG)
* Output to multiple image formats (requires Sun's Jimi for
  formats other than JPG)
* Viewing the source SVG in a seperate window

All this and more is available from:

The CSIRO SVG Toolkit is free and open-source (source
included in downloaded package). You require a Java2
runtime environment (developed and tested with JDK1.3).
Everything else, as well as many sample files, is included
in the distribution. Please note that at the moment you need
to use the included css.jar file for the SteadyState
CSS Engine (we have compiled a couple of CSS DOM interfaces
that were unused until recently). Expect a CSS update from
SteadyState very soon.

The web pages have also been updated with the results 
of the June 6th SVG conformance test suite and a small
example of using the CSIRO toolkit with Sun's recently
announced Java2d to SVG generator (slide tool coming
soon - just fixing some Javascript issues).

Thanks to:

- all the people who submitted patches for Xerces 1.1.n
- David Schweinsburg (SteadyState) for his True Type
  to SVG font converter and CSS2 engine

Have fun,
Bella and Dean
Received on Sunday, 6 August 2000 05:44:06 UTC

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