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TMAPI is a community project I started to try to build a common Java API to topic map processing engines. The idea is to try and create something like a DOM for topic maps.
The alpha cycle for the 1.0 release comes to a close on Friday - all comments received before Friday will be taken into consideration for the TMAPI 1.0 beta release which we hope to get out within a few days of the close of the alpha cycle.
TMAPI has a SourceForge project page. We track comments and discussions in the Bug tracker; discuss and vote on the mailing list and you can grab the Java code for the interfaces from CVS, or alternatively browse the Javadoc online.
Jez points out that that last sentence in the first para doesn't sound like a laudable goal. I think it probably should really read:
"The idea is to try and create something like a DOM for topic maps...only good"
Today sees the release of version 0.9.2 of TM4J, the topic map processing library for Java. This release updates the implementation of the TMAPI core and index interfaces to support the TMAPI 1.0 alpha.
In case you are wondering, TM4J 0.9.1 was slipped out quite soon after 0.9.0 to fix a couple of packaging problems.
or should the headline be: "Java not suitable for Solaris daemons shock!"?
Still the numbers quoted in this internal memo are pretty shocking....
The TM4J project team have just released the latest milestone in the development of the TM4J core library. TM4J version 0.9.0 implements a major revision of the API from 0.8.x versions which more closely aligns the TM4J API with the standard topic maps data model and with other related standardisation efforts such as TMAPI.
Full details and download are here.
I have just had an email from the webmaster of Charity-Ware.org an index of software for which the developer asks that money be donated to charity. Did you know that Vim is charity-ware ? Neither did I. Of course, that is part of the problem - and its nice to see an organisation trying to do something about it.
Of course, you don't need to have software in return for giving money to charities like Shelter - just donate something! :-)
A new update to the RELAX-NG to SVG stylesheets was uploaded today. This update provides new options to create a key for the SVG diagram. Keys can be either static (a fixed box displayed at the foot of the diagram) or animated (an SVG "button" which displays the key when clicked on).
Read more on the stylesheets here.
Grab the latest distribution (ZIP file) from here.
An update has been posted for the RELAX-NG to SVG stylesheets.
The stylesheets now handle the anyName element for elements and attributes. The build file now handles the optional parameters better so start-names and start-patterns can be omitted from build.properties or from the Ant command-line.
An overview of the Techquila RELAX-NG tools is here.