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8.6. batik

Updated batik packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The batik packages provide the Batik toolkit based on a Java technology. This toolkit is used by applications that require to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as viewing, generation, or manipulation.

Bug Fixes

This update removes the empty batik-debuginfo package.
BZ#867701, BZ#995471
Previously, an attempt to use the rasterizer utility to convert an SVG image to the JPEG format caused an error to be returned. This update applies a patch to fix this bug and rasterizer now converts SVG images to the JPEG format correctly.
Previously, the file included the keyword "version" instead of "bundle-version". Consequently, the Eclipse platform did not work correctly with Batik utilities. This bug has been fixed and Eclipse now works as expected.
BZ#979527, BZ#995471
Due to a bug in the underlying source code, an attempt to use the ttf2svg font converter failed with an exception. This update applies a patch to fix this bug and ttf2svg now works correctly.
Previously, the batik packages contained many bugs, among others classpath errors and errors connected with a missing module for handling the JPEG format. Consequently, Batik utilities, such as raterizer, svgpp, and ttf2svg, failed with exceptions. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to fix these bugs and the aforementioned utilities now work as expected.
Users of batik are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.