Wednesday, December 8, 2010

AlDraw on SourceForge

Back in August, I said I was working on improving AlDraw. And I have been. Slowly, but surely.

And now, it's on SourceForge.

AlDraw-src.jar is, as your  might have guessed, all the source files. is contains an executable jar, among other things. All you need to try it out is java installed on your computer.

I'm still calling it a beta version. I've made significant progress, but there's still a ways to go. Particularly on the new features front. I've added hardly any of the features I've been wanting to. Most of my efforts have gone to the code design and usability goals. And fixing the things I broke while refactoring.

But it's in a workable, usable state now. Go try it out! And if you know Java, take a look at the code and tell me if it still looks like a total mess. It's released under GNU GPLv3 so you can copy, modify and redistribute it nearly however you like.


  1. Boo, it doesn't want to open on my Mac. Don't know if I have an updated version of Java on it. I will ask Greg.

  2. Did you just click the big green "Download Now!" button? That's just the source code, not what can actually be run. If you click the "View all files" button next to that one, you can download which includes AlDraw.jar, which you can run. In Windows you can just double click that to make it run, but it might be different on a Mac. If you can't get it to work, I'll look at it the next time I'm over.