1. About Java-Comix
Java-Comix is a Java written comic books files reader - like CDisplay and CDisplayEx. It is powerful - it can read directories with images (including subdirectories), zip, cbz, 7z, rar, cbr, tar, cbt files containing images. But this is common for such programs. The main advantage of Java-Comix over the competitors is that it can also read PDF files and that it is O/S independent - it can run on any operating system which supports Java 1.4 or newer.
Since version 4.0 fallowing changes are available - full screen mode, multiple files opened, configuration improvements. In case of full mode you can select screen device if you have more than one.
In version 4.1 very useful playlist functionality is implemented - you can manage your comic book files easly - each playlist file can be one comic book files category. It allows to read comic book files in order set up by user. Now when you are reading comic book from playlist moving to next page on the last page will open next comic book file automaticaly. You can also rate your files which are addedt to playlist.
Version 4.1.1 contains fix for defect which was reported. The defect was that when file was renamed/moved playlist was not updated with the new name/path of the file.
You can also check the screeshots in the project site - http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=204806
September 26th, 2007. Fix for defect reported - playlist issue after moving/renaming file.
September 25th, 2007. New version released with new playlist functionality and some improvments:
September 12th, 2007. Second release - version 4.0 is available for download. This release contains fallowing changes:
September 11th, 2007. Second release changes are implemented and are being tested - soon the download will be available.
September 5th, 2007. First version shared to public (internal version 3.0) is now available. Fallowing features are implemented:
September 4th, 2007. Project accepted by SF.NET team.
September 3rd, 2007. Project requested to be hosted on SF.NET.
4. Planned in next version
If you have any new idea for improving the program - please contact me.
In incoming new version (v.4.2) fallowing changes are implemente:
5. Requirements and third parties software
Java-Comix requires Java 1.4 or newer to be installed. The application was tested on fallowing configurations:
Since I could not find any Java RAR API it is required to configure UnRar executable. Windows UnRar.exe is provided, however if you are running the program on different O/S you need to download correct version of the executable from http://www.rarlab.com/.
It is nice idea also to configure 7-Zip executable location, since not all ZIP files are correctly handled by True-ZIP and Java ZIP APIs. You can download the 7-zip executable from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/
All other required libraries are included in the package. If you are going to download sources only, you need also download the file with libraries, since the libraries jar files are not included in sources zip file.
Please contact me through the project site http://sourceforge.net/projects/java-comix.
Please send me your comments and suggestions - it will help me to improve the program. If you like the program and you find it good please consider donating this project - you can do it through the link provided at the top of this page.