Long time ago, I wrote a small applet in Java, just for fun. Ten years later, the applet has become a powerful application with a lot of features. JAME is now my bigger free software with a lot of new features which are in development, so I think to continue spending time for JAME, for more 10 years
Con molta tristezza, vengo a sapere solo oggi che Benoit Mandelbrot é morto. Non conoscevo la persona e neppure posso dire di aver compreso fino in fondo la geometria frattale, ma la sua figura mi ha accompagnato per così tanti anni, a partire da quando al liceo ho letto il primo libro sui frattali, fino a diventare uno dei miei idoli. Il minimo che posso fare é partecipare al lutto con queste poche righe di addio. Per chi volesse saperne di più, rimando a questo post di Piergiorgio Odifreddi.
JAME 6.1.0 has been published! The new release is the first one which contains native code, because I replaced JAI and JMF with FreeImage4Java and FFmpeg4Java, which are wrappers of popular libraries FreeImage and FFmpeg. The encoding of images and animations is now faster because of the native code, and there are new video encoders. In this release I also replaced the native launcher with the Equinox launcher and removed the obsolete code. Finally, JXTA services have been moved in a separate package. JAME 6.1.0 is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Download it from file releases. Enjoy!
I haven’t published any new release for long time, but I never stopped to work on JAME. I’m working on a plug-in to support images generated with the ContextFree grammar, but it is not yet ready to be released. In last months I did a lot of maintenance of the source code and I removed dependencies from JAI and JMF. I replaced them with FreeImage4Java and FFmpeg4Java, which are Java wrappers of the popular libraries FreeImage and FFmpeg. I never wanted to include native code in JAME but, because the lack of video codecs and graphics formats in Java SE, I decided to integrate these native libraries. JAME will be platform dependent now, but I want to support the most popular operating systems, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. I planned to release a new version of JAME, which includes these changes, before the end of February.