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[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Zoomable Visual Transformation Mach
[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine - savannah.nongnu.org
23 Sep 2002 16:53:19 +0200
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.
> A package was submitted to savannah.nongnu.org
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Emmanuel Pietriga <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: lgpl
> Other License:
> Package: Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine
> System name: zvtm
> Type: non-GNU
> I would like to open a new project on the nongnu side of Savannah. This
> project will be the continuation of the already existing XVTM (Xerox Visual
> Transformation Machine), which is already distributed by Xerox under an LGPL
> I designed and implemented this library while working for Xerox and MIT/W3C.
> I will leave Xerox at the end of September 2002, and since I will continue to
> develop XVTM (I am going back to MIT where I will resume working for W3C), I
> need to be able to easily share the new code and also to allow other people
> to contribute code (the library is already used by 3rd parties ; for instance
> a university in Sweden).
> I have already discussed this with my Xerox manager, and he agrees with me
> that this is the best way to proceed. So the idea is to launch a new project
> based on the XVTM. As I said, XVTM is already distributed by Xerox under
> LGPL. The new project hosted by Savannah would also be under LGPL license.
> Now, about the library\'s purpose:
> It already exists and you can download the latest distribution at
> The VTM (Visual Transformation Machine) is a Zoomable User Interface toolkit
> implemented in Java, designed to ease the task of creating complex visual
> editors in which large amounts of objects have to be displayed, or which
> contain complex geometrical shapes that need to be animated. It offers
> features such as continuous zooming (2.5D environment), constrained
> interaction and perceptual continuity in object animations and camera
> movements, which should make the end-user\'s overall experience more pleasing.
> On the programming side, the VTM features a graphical object model that makes
> the task of creating, modifying and animating graphical entities easier,
> allows the definition of custom shapes, all through a simple API. The VTM
> also features smooth zooming capabilities (2.5D/zoomable user interface),
> multiple independent layers inside a single viewport, multi-threaded views,
> and support for exporting SVG documents.
> It has been used for instance to develop IsaViz at W3C
> (http://www.w3.org/2001/11/IsaViz/), a visual browser/editor for RDF that
> represents models as zoomable 2D graphs.
> Other Software Required:
> It is written in Java and runs perfectly on free Java VMs.
By free, do you mean free as in freedom or free as beer?
we can read
"Note: Java 1.3.0 or later is required to run VTM applications, but
Java 1.4.0 is strongly recommended. A JDK 1.4.0 or later is required
to compile it."
The key question here is to figure out if your project
can run on a Free Software Java suite
(see http://www.gnu.org/software/java/ for more
information). Could you give us some explanation about
Could you resubmit your project once it's done?
You can resubmit your project with ease by copying
the big re-registration URL provided in the mail
you received at submission
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