Hello all, I've been using freeMind for a time,
and wanted to be able to see it from anyware in internet without needing Java. I've made a small flash freemind browser version, it doesnt admit images, just two icons, types of fonts, and many more things, but maybe usefull for any of you. You can download from.
and see it working in
Wow - That's excellent and could be extremely useful. It is also a very quick way of viewing a map.
If the text could be highlighted for copying it would be more useful, but for presenting maps (for information purposes) it is terrfic.
I see a useful application for a Flash FreeMind browser for creating website navigation, especially if the Flash could be made to be Accessibility compliant.
Did it require extensive Java knowledge or extensive Flash knowledge?
That's amazing! What are your licencing terms? Do you want to contribute the code to FreeMind project under GPL? If you want, you may immediatelly create a link to the browser from our wiki. Alternatively, I can do it myself.
Hi, I've just seen your coments and it is Wonderfull tho know you both liked it so much. I should be very
happy if you make a link to the program. I'm Thinking about the licencing terms I'll read the terms, an try to decide. I want it to be free sofware, but not sure about the term. meantime, I'm gona clean the code so that It should be easier to mantain and modify if anyone wants to help with it.
looks very nice. I would like to integrate your code
into freemind such as an export of a map into your format is directly possible from freemind provide the sources are available.
I'm very impressed! This is really great work - it's fun to browse through your knowledge-maps.
Hope you decide to to contribute the code to FreeMind project under GPL - would be fantastico
Thanks for showing
Wow! That's something I badly needed. IE users were complaning about the need to switch to Sun Java.
However, I was not able to get freemind flashplayer work with Firfox 1.0.1 on XP-SP1
Also when the map becomes big, it gets trimmed even with larger screen size. I tried changing the flash size in the html file. But the problem persists.
This is *very* slick and useful.
I may be doing something wrong, but I get only a blank Flash panel if I try to display any map other than index.mm, even after changing the corresponding line in mindmaps.html file. Anyone else notice this?
WELL!!! All I can say is that this is *absolutely blinding*. It solves the major problem of asking people to load and install Java to view the map. It looks great. It seems to work well on a small test map I'm using. Obviously a little bit of tidying up needed, but all in all a tremendous effort. I will use it as soon as possible!
Couple of small comments:
- can't use any file other than index.mm (presumably can't change where the file goes either)
- can't configure the +/- etc buttons (different colour, give them names)
- no scroll bar when map is too big for frame
I've given the demo page a go with a linux-based browser (FireFox) and it didn't even find any flash to start up - I have the FireFox "flash blocker" installed and it puts icons up where it finds Flash. Obviously, with no icons displayed, it didn't get as far as firing up the flash player.
Previously I have noted that it will display the Flash icons, even if it is unable to play the Flash animations themselves.
Is the demo page still in operation?
The freemind flash browser is still working, I have just checked, I am surprised with your problem. Anyway I have undated the player with some very small modifications .
OK, I checked again. I still don't see anything other than a purple screen. I ran the W3C HTML validator on the page and it complained a fair bit. Could this have anything to do with my problem?
Ive just updated, just changed the problems with param tag, hope will work now.
It's definitely a web page problem, and I get curious errors on Konqueror (another Linux-based browser) suggesting that it's trying to invoke some ActiveX plugin - which doesn't work on non-Microsoft platforms.
On the good news front, if I go directly to:
the linux swf_player produces a beautiful rendition of an interactive, Flash-based mindmap!
Ill try tomorrow with linux, and hope that ended leaving it working ok for linux browsers ;)
Thank you. I appreciate your efforts and your patience.
your mm-browser looks small and great.
How did you do it? I would be happy to see the code.
Could you make it public or send it to me?
I like very much your small flash browser.
One remark: in long nodes, the tekst does not wrap to the next line so it runs off the screen.
Question: will the flash browser be able to interpret/present html text?
your sources have been checked in by me.
Please verify that the header is ok for you and that they represent the last version of your flash tool.
Moreover, I would like you to maintain your application.
You can use CVS to checkin new versions.
Try "cvs checkout flash" with the right root:
Thanks Christian, I have just updated the code, with new classes and moving the code to a new directory. I have been busy this days, hope to improve the application soon.
The prototype flash browser directs all arrow links to or from the root node in stead of from branch to branch.
thanks worktelstok, can you send a small example with the problem.
The positive feedback for the flash based visualisation is really encouraging. IMHO, a scalable vector graphics export could be equally as compelling, since SVG has been recently standardised by W3C and the browsers should support them natively. AFAIK, SVG has a friendly XML format of its own and so the port would simply be a question of finding how to translate Java graphics into SVG. I am busy looking at the freemind API and source code to figure out how to do that.
There is some useful stuff on making interactive SVG here:
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