Sunday Jun 16, 2013

Porting Wandora to the NetBeans Platform (Part 1)

Wandora is a general purpose information extraction, management and publishing application based on Topic Maps and Java. Wandora has a graphical user interface, layered and merging information model, multiple visualization models, huge collection of information extraction, import and export options, embedded HTTP server with several output modules and open plug-in architecture. 

Here it is: 

The sources are in a handy NetBeans project:

Interestingly, attempts have been made to port Wandora to the NetBeans Platform, for very good reasons:

But success has been elusive:

The application is clearly large and understandably a massive undertaking to port it. But I'm going to try it nonetheless and report on my progress here. 


Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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