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CSIRO SVG Toolkit - new release

From: <Bella.Robinson@CMIS.CSIRO.AU>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:07:57 +1100
Message-ID: <A9560E746CADD111B8AA00A0C9A398C380051A@bmw.act.cmis.CSIRO.AU>
To: www-svg@w3.org, svg-developers@egroups.com
December 11th Release

CSIRO is pleased to announce the availability of a new
release of the SVG Toolkit at http://www.cmis.csiro.au/svg

Also, CSIRO have been contributing to the recently announced 
Apache Batik project, available at http://xml.apache.org/batik
So, for the time being you have a choice between two Open Source 
SVG implementations!

While we will continue to support the CSIRO SVG Toolkit, a lot of
effort from a much larger group of contributors is being put into
Batik, so this will likely be the last major release of the CSIRO
toolkit. We will however, continue to make it available and provide 
support for it for some time to come.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people 
who have provided encouraging feedback and sent in bug reports 
and fixes.
New Features/Bug Fixes
- support for the November 2nd Candidate Recommendation SVG specification 
- updated to Xerces 1.2.2 
- animateMotion element now supported
- fixed problem that was causing large files to render slowly 
- will run as an applet again

Existing Features (just in case you've forgotten!)
- Styling with CSS (element and class)
- SVG DOM (java interface)
- CSS Units
- Transformations
- Interactivity through 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 "d" attribute
- Clipping
- Patterns (+ transforms)
- Linking
- Animation
- 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 separate window

All this and more is available from:

The CSIRO SVG Toolkit is free and open-source (source included in
downloaded package). You need a Java2 runtime environment (developed
and tested with JDK1.3).  Everything else is included in the
distribution, as well as many sample files.

Have fun,
Bella, Dean and Catherine
Received on Monday, 11 December 2000 02:09:45 UTC

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