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Cewolf 1.1 released

Ulf Dittmer
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After more than 4 years, there's finally a new Cewolf release! It's based on the various "cewolf-1.1-ulf" releases that have been available from my web site at http://www.ulfdittmer.com/code/cewolf.html, and incorporates lots of bug fixes and enhancements over 1.0, both from myself and numerous other contributors. The release notes has all the details, but the big issues are:

- All Cewolf objects are Serializable - there'll be no more exceptions when they're put into sessions.
- A lot of new postprocessors have been added, so if certain charts don't quite look the way you'd like them, check out the de.laures.cewolf.cpp package - it contains numerous classes that tinker with charts. There's even one that puts annotations (labels and arrows pointing to specific data points) on the chart.
- Several new chart types are available: spline, spiderweb, dial, compass, thermometer, stackedhorizontalbar3d
- The JSP expression language (EL) can now be used for parameter values - scriptlets are no longer necessary.
- Lots of bug fixes, performance and HTML improvements, and additional attributes for setting chart options.

Be sure to download the example web app as well - it shows all chart types as well as many of the options and postprocessors in action. It includes everything you need to get started with using cewolf in your web app.


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Vikas Kapoor
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Hello Ulf,

Is it possible to create 'organization' chart with Cewolf?

Thank you.
Ulf Dittmer
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You mean something like this?

No, because JFreeChart (the charting library on which cewolf is based) has no such capabilities.
Vikas Kapoor
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Yes, in project we are using jFreeChart and it does not have that capability. I am wondering why particularly Org. chart is not supported widely.
Ulf Dittmer
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Org charts are very different in structure from what JFC (and cewolf) do - there in't much (or any) commonality to charts that have clearly defined axes. But I'm sure there are other libraries that support this - search for "org chart java" or some such phrase.
Ulf Dittmer
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By now version 1.1.2 is available which adds/fixes the following:
  • The PieEnhancer postprocessor can now be used to turn off PiePlot labels altogether (set showSectionLabels to false)
  • removed all -Xlint compilation warnings, and incorporated a handful of FindBugs suggestions
  • use ImageIO instead of java.awt.Toolkit and com.sun.image.codec.jpeg to load images
  • turn off ImageIO disk cache (usage of which may be prevented by security settings)
  • fixed a bug in the MovingAverageDatasetProducer that would manifest itself in the Complex Charts/Overlaid 2 example
  • Hebert Coelho
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    I was looking for some library for doing this kind of function.

    Thanks!


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    Ulf Dittmer
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    It's been almost a year, and as of today cewolf is up to version 1.1.7. The changes since 1.1.2 have been:
  • new chart type: wafer map, demonstrated in the sample web app
  • Fixed the 'background' attribute for charts
  • Fixed a denial of service attack on the JVM heap
  • Support for conditional use of <cewolf:param> inside of <c:if> tags
  • The BarRenderer postprocessor has a new attribute itemLabelSize for setting the font size of item labels
  • Fixed a bug that caused verticalxybar charts always to have a DateAxis as the X axis; now it depends on the dataset
  • Added an example of bubble charts to the "Cewolf Set" page in the example web app
  • Ulf Dittmer
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    Another year's gone by, and by now we're up to version 1.2. The recent new feature is the addition of heatmap charts, but a number of bugs has also been fixed, and some improvements were made to some of the postprocessors. Java 5 is now required. Get it here.
     
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