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README
README for SVG.pm

SVG.pm is a perl extention to generate standalone or inline SVG 
(short for "Scalable Vector Graphics") images using the W3C's
SVG XML recommendation.

Refer to the POD documentation for full documentation and an example
script, or to the following mirror:

    https://metacpan.org/module/SVG

The complete POD documentation for SVG resides in SVG::Manual -
type "perldoc SVG::Manual" on the command line.

(c) 2001-2008  Ronan Oger, RO IT Systems, GmbH  
homepage: http://www.roitsystems.com

CONTACT POINT
-------------

szabgab@cpan.org

This software is provided as is and without warranty. 
It is freely distributed under the general perl license.

LICENSE
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This software is provided under the terms of the Perl license

OVERVIEW
--------

SVG.pm makes it possible to generate fully-functional SVG images in perl.
100% of the SVG tags are supported, and any new arbitrary element tag can be
added by users by declaring it.

VERSION
-------

2.33 Sunday, 2005.05.15

DOCUMENTATION
-------------

The following documentation is available:

* POD in HTML format.
* POD in perldoc format (type "perldoc SVG" on the command line.)

RESOURCES
---------

The following URLs offer additional resources for users of SVG.pm:

* Serverside Perl Forum: http://www.roitsystems.com/serverside/
* SVG.pm on-line manual http://www.roitsystems.com/man/SVG.html
* Perl SVG tutorials http://www.roitsystems.com/tutorial/
* Perl SVG Zone homepage http://www.roitsystems.com/
* gallery of the use of SVG.pm on the web http://roitsystems.com/gallery/svg/index.html
* SVG Foundation http://www.svgfoundation.org/
* SVG Developers mailing list http://www.yahoogroups.com/svg-developers/
* W3 Consortium http://www.w3.org/
* Sams Publishing, "SVG Unleashed", September 2002. There is a Perl chapter
* SVG Open Conference proceedings http://www.svgopen.org/
* SVG foundation http://www.svgfoundation.org/
* SVG dot org http://www.svg.org/

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
-------------------------

***THERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO INSTALL THE SVG MODULE IN PERL***

	1/ Systems with CPAN support (all Unix/Linux/BSD/Mac):
	-----------------------------------------------------

	Install the new distribution via the Perl CPAN module:
	In a shell:
	/home/somewhere% perl -MCPAN -e"install SVG"

    You can alternatively use CPANPLUS or cpanm.

	2/ (WIN) install Perl from Active State or equivalent:
	-----------------------------------------------------

	Make sure you already have perl or get it here: http://www.activestate.com
	On the command line:
	 C:\> ppm
	 PPM> set repository tmp http://roitsystems.com/PPM/SVG/
	 PPM> install SVG
	 PPM> quit
	 C:\>

	3/ Use Source RPMs.
    -------------------

	Download the source RPM of your choice.
	In a shell:
	/hom/somewhere/% rpm -ihv SVG-source-rpm-name
	You may be prompted for the root password

	4/ The hard way (requires make or nmake, tar, gunzip, and gcc):
	---------------------------------------------------------------

	This method was tested in DOS, Windows, AS400, Linux, Unix, BSD, Mac.
	Hard-headed users can directly get the distribution from a CPAN mirror.
	First download the source.
	Then, in a shell:
	/home/somewhere% gunzip SVG-2.27.tar.gz
	/home/somewhere% tar-xvf SVG-2.27.tar
	cd SVG-2.1
	make
	make test
	make install


	5/ If all the above fail, there is still a (cumbersome) way:
	-----------------------------------------------------------

	You have to install to a local dirctory and explicitly call the module 
	by using one of the following line in your calling program:

	#using use lib
	use lib 'path/where/the/release/is/located';

	-or-

	#using BEGIN block at the beginning of the file
	BEGIN {
		push @INC 'path/to/svg.pm-file'; #where the SVG.pm file lives
		push @INC 'path/to/svg.pm-file/SVG'; # where the Utils.pm file lives
	}
	#Refer to the Perl manual for more details.


KNOWN BUGS & ISSUES
-------------------

Comments tags before the <svg> element are toxic. This is being worked on but I
can not promise anything.

Please submit bug reports to http://rt.cpan.org

SEE ALSO
--------

SVG::Parser
SVG::DOM
SVG::XML
SVG::Element

CHANGE LOG
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You can find details about the changes over time in the change log file: Changes

COMMENTS/FEEDBACK
-----------------

Please email your feedback, comments, questions to the email address at the top
of this document. I will do my best to answer promptly. To date, I have not
knowingly failed to answer any emails.
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