[kaffe] japitools, subMap, and html output

Stuart Ballard sballard at netreach.com
Wed Nov 13 14:13:46 PST 2002

A couple things that people on this list might be interested in...

1) I'm experimenting with HTML output for japitools. Since Classpath 
already has nightly japitools output posted on their homepage, I asked 
them to post the classpath.japi.gz file and I've set up nightly HTML 
versions of the output (which is still very preliminary and missing lots 
of information, but should improve with time). If anyone wants to set up 
a similar arrangment for Kaffe, just set up a nightly run of japize and 
post the kaffe.japi.gz somewhere - and tell me where it is :)

2) The classpath results are linked from 
http://rainbow.netreach.net/~sballard/japi/. I'm interested in feedback 
on the look and feel of these pages. I know that Netscape 4.x has 
trouble with the bar graph, although some tips on *why* it has trouble 
would be useful. I know I need to add some  s into the empty cells 
for NS4's benefit also. It's untested in any other browser except for 
Mozilla. I'm interested in general layout feedback as well as 
browser-compatibility feedback, though. Another thing I'd like to know: 
when I add a list of the actual errors, would it be better to add them 
as straight text (eg a <ul><li> setup) or as a table? If a table, what 
should the table layout be like? Should I apply any sorting to the 
errors, and if so, what?

3) Apparently Classpath's TreeMap/TreeSet have a working implementation 
of subMap/subSet. I don't know whether this is sufficient to get japize 
to run, but if anyone's interested, it might be worth investigating 
whether using Classpath's TreeMap and TreeSet implementations gives 
Kaffe the ability to run japize - and if so, is there any reason not to 
import those classes into Kaffe proper?


Stuart Ballard, Programmer
NetReach - Internet Solutions
(215) 283-2300, ext. 126

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