Re: Why is java2d included?

A Java2D display option is currently under construction.
It should provide more efficient 2-D graphics (e.g.,
images, simple plots, contour lines) on machines without
hardware 3-D, compared with using the current
TwoDDisplayRendererJ3D under visad/java3d.
The code is part of the distribution now, just as the VisAD
source was available on the web (if you knew where to look)
for more than a year before it was ready to release.  At
least the 'make compile' option does not try to compile
visad/java2d, which as you note won't compile.
The presence of visad/java2d source will not interfere with
using VisAD.  None of the examples rely on Java2D yet.
Bill Hibbard, SSEC, 1225 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI  53706
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