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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: New Incubator Proposal: Sanselan - a java image library
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2007 07:45:38 GMT
Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> (cc'ing general@xmlgraphics to inform the team, discussion in the
> incubator, please)
> Interesting. I've added two additional relationships to the Wiki page:
> Apache XML Graphics (Batik/FOP) and Apache Harmony.

> I didn't know about Sanselan, but then we don't really have many open
> wishes in XML Graphics land with the availability of ImageIO in all but
> the most exotic environments. What we might profit from is a better way
> to extract metadata (extents, resolution) from images before actually
> decoding the image data (while reusing the InputStream). In FOP, we need
> to know the extents and the resolution of an image for the layout engine.
> Only during rendering do we need the actual image data either in raw or
> decoded format, depending on the active output format.
> Apache Harmony might be interested in additional codecs for the ImageIO
> API.
> I would like to see a statement in the proposal about the relationship
> of Sanselan with ImageIO. Are there plans/ideas to make Sanselan
> ImageIO-compatible?
Yes, good point - there is currently no plan for this (afaik), but it
would make sense to work on that I think.


Carsten Ziegeler

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