Forum: Ruby Ruby and SVG

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RolfK (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 12:30
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Dear ALL,

I'm an absolutely beginner to Ruby.
But, besides the language itself (which seems quite interesting to
me ) it is importnat  to find out what support is available for XML
and in particular for SVG. I served a bit around "Ruby SVG" and my
impression is that there is maybe no active development.

I have to create a lot of technical drawings and charts.
Another point is the renderer and may be in addition an interactive
canvas.

Can anybody feedback some comment on this.


Thanks a lot

Rolf
Serabe (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 12:54
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2008/11/23 RolfK <Rolf.Kemper@...>:
> canvas.
Take a look at RMagick and RVG.

Regards,

Serabe
Kouhei S. (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 13:07
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Hi,

In <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
  "Ruby and SVG" on Sun, 23 Nov 2008 19:25:46 +0900,
  RolfK <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

> Can anybody feedback some comment on this.
You can use rcairo that is the Ruby bindings for cairo to
output SVG.

  rcairo: http://cairo.rubyforge.org/
  cairo: http://cairographics.org/

You can use Ruby/RSVG that is the Ruby bindings for librsvg
to render SVG:

  Ruby/RSVG: http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Ruby%2FRSVG
  librsvg: http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/
           (News in the page is outdated.)

Wikipedia also uses librsvg:
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Librsvg


Thanks,
Phlip (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 16:40
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RolfK wrote:

> Can anybody feedback some comment on this.
libxml-ruby is going to handle SVG fine - but low level, without
awareness of
all the nodes' meanings.

You need to think first of a high-level editor that is already written.
Inkscape, for example, is open-source, and has Ruby bindings. So, IIRC,
does
Google Sketchup.

Then write unit tests for everything you do. I would use XPath in those
tests to
spot-check the SVG contents...
RolfK (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 19:50
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Philip,

thank you for your suggestion.
Up to today I have created my SVGs out of a data xml by xslt/xpath
2.0. But this was not interactive, as displaying the result took a
renderer.
If I understand your idea right, I could use Inkscape to create all
the shape objects out of my Ruby program.
Does the binding also handle mouse events (e.g. created by mouseup/
down) on an Inksacpe SVG object ?


Phlip schrieb:
Charles Oliver N. (Guest)
on 2008-11-23 21:37
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RolfK wrote:
> canvas.
JRuby + Batik!

http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/
Ahmed E. (Guest)
on 2011-04-11 17:27
There's a new gem called Rasem.
https://github.com/aseldawy/rasem
It's very easy to use and generates SVG directly. It's still in Alpha
release but it looks promising.
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