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Merge pull request #969 from kkirsche/patch-1

Remove moot `version` property from bower.json
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Raphaël: Cross-browser vector graphics the easy way.

Visit the library website for more information:

Quickstart guide

You need to have NPM installed to build the library.

  • git clone
  • npm install && ./node_modules/grunt-cli/bin/grunt or just npm install && grunt if you have grunt already installed



Check Raphael-boilerplate to see examples of loading.

Raphael can be loaded in a script tag or with AMD:

define([ "path/to/raphael" ], function( Raphael ) {
  console.log( Raphael );


Versions will be released as we gather and test new PRs. Each version should have a correspondent branch. As there are not automated tests, we will use the feedback from the users for the fixes.

You can use the raphaelTest.html to try things, you need to start a server in the root dir to start testing things there. Something like running python -m SimpleHTTPServer in the raphael directory and hitting http://localhost:8000/dev/raphaelTest.html with the browser.

Want to contribute?

All changes in code must go to raphael.core, raphael.svg or raphael.vml. raphael.js and raphael-min.js are generated files, generated after running grunt in the dev directory.

After changing the core/vml/svg files, execute grunt in the dev folder to generate the minified version, make a commit and you are ready to make a pull request! Remember that if you want to add a functionality it must be present in the vml and svg versions, no svg-only features will be accepted.

Found an issue?

First search for similar issues to make sure you don't repeat an existing one.

Then please create a fiddle (jsfiddle) recreating the bug so we can find out what the problem is more easily (or be a hero and find it yourself and send a pull request!). You can also use the raphael playground to reproduce your issues.

Remember to add all the info that can be useful such as

  • error details
  • steps to reproduce
  • browser and its version
  • any suggestion of what do you think the problem could be


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Copyright and license

Copyright © 2008-2013 Dmitry Baranovskiy (

Copyright © 2008-2013 Sencha Labs (

Licensed under the MIT ( license.

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