Re: Source code for FigTree available?
On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 09:35:46PM +0100, Andrew Rambaut wrote:
> FigTree is available under an open source license (GPL2) from:
I checked this out and made some progress in building a Debian package
from it for the official Debian GNU/Linux distribution. However, I
stumbled upon some questions I would like to clarify with your help.
1. If I just run ant in the build tree I get in addition to figtree.jar
two files: figtree-pdf.jar and figtree.war. I found out that
figtree-pdf.jar just sends PDF content to stdout but I found no
documentation about the options which might be givven to this
command line tool. So I left it out from the distribution as well
as figtree.war. I think you are doing the same in the Linux
binary download. Could you please confirm that this is OK for you
or is there some more interesting functionality for users which is
just hidden for me?
2. Usage of quaqua.jar: I found some guidelines for Quaqua at
but I guess I'm doing something wrong: The interface of FigTree
just looks uglyish as default Java applications. This becomes
specifically important in the output if some strings are rendered
in a way that they do overlap. Any hint what I might have done
3. For a Debian package in the main distribution it is not allowed to
ship with binary code without source. Thus when I ship with the
JAR files in lib/ it means FigTree has to go to the non-free section
even if your code is perfectly free. So I tried to iron out those
JARs but I was not sure whether I really found the correct source:
freehep.jar: Packaged for Debian - so I hopefully do not need to
deal with this provided that FigTree works with version
2.1.1 of this library.
iText.jar: I found the source at http://itextpdf.com/.
Can you confirm that the latest version will work?
jam.jar: I had trouble to find this project. Any URL to the source?
this would be really helpful.
jebl.jar: There are two (competing?) projects:
The latter claims to be a branch of the former but both
projects seem to be somehow active. Which one is the one
you are including (and thus which one should I prefer)
BTW, this library itself would be an interesting target
for Debian Med in any case - but which project is "the
jwt/*: The Java Web Tolkit also seems to be needed (at least
jwt-3.1.7pre1.jar and servlet-api-2.5-6.0.2.jar - I can
leave out commons-*.jar for a successfull build). I wonder
for what purpose this is actually needed because I have
finally not found a functionality in FigTree which might
need web access - but most probably I'm wrong. Could you
please clarify whether this is really needed?
Kind regards and thanks for any help