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Andy Wardley

NAME

Kite - collection of modules useful in Kite design and construction.

SYNOPSIS

    use Kite;

    my $profile = Kite->profile(...)
        || die $Kite::ERROR;

    my $xml2ps = Kite->xml2ps(...)
        || die $Kite::ERROR;

    my $xml_parser = Kite->xml_parser(...)
        || die $Kite::ERROR;

DESCRIPTION

The Kite::* modules are a collection of Perl modules and scripts written to help with various tasks in the design and construction of traction kites.

The Kite module acts as a general interface to the other modules in the collection, providing factory methods for loading and instantiating them.

METHODS

profile()

Loads the Kite::Profile module and calls the new() constructor. All parameters are forwarded to the constructor.

This example:

    use Kite;
    
    my $profile = Kite->profile( name => 'My Profile', ... )
        || die $Kite::ERROR, "\n";

is equivalent to:

    use Kite::Profile;

    my $profile = Kite::Profile->new( name => 'My Profile', ... )
        || die $Kite::Profile::ERROR, "\n";

xml2ps()

Loads the Kite::XML2PS module and calls the new() constructor. All parameters are forwarded to the constructor as per the previous example.

xml_parser()

Loads the Kite::XML::Parser module and calls the new() constructor. All parameters are forwarded to the constructor as per the previous examples.

MODULES

The following modules are distributed with the Kite bundle.

Kite

Front-end for the Kite::* modules. Contains factory methods for loading modules and instantiating objects of other Kite::* classes.

Kite::Base

Base class implementing common functionality such as error reporting.

Kite::Profile

Module defining an object class used to represent and manipulate 2D profiles.

Kite::XML2PS

Module to convert a curve definition from OpenKite XML format to PostScript. Provides automatic page tiling, path following text, registration marks, etc.

Kite::XML::Parser

Module for parsing an XML file and generating a representative tree of node (element) objects.

Kite::XML::Node

Base class for XML element nodes created by Kite::XML::Parser.

Kite::XML::Node::Kite

Derived node elements specific to Kite markup (e.g. Kite, Part, Outline, Curve, Point, etc.)

Kite::PScript::Defs

Module defining a number of PostScript definitions useful for generating PostScript documents for kite part layout, etc.

SCRIPTS

The following scripts are distributed with the Kite bundle.

okprof

Utility script providing a user interface to the Kite::Profile module. Allows 2D profiles to be loaded and manipulated via simple commands. See 'perldoc okprof' or 'okprof -h'.

okxml2ps

Utility script for converting XML kite part definition and layout markup to PostScript. Uses the Kite::XML2PS module.

AUTHORS

Andy Wardley <abw@kfs.org> is the primary author and current maintainer of the Kite::* bundle.

Simon Stapleton <simon@tufty.co.uk> is another key contributor.

VERSION

This is version 0.4 of the Kite bundle.

COPYRIGHT

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

See also Kite::Profile, Kite::XML2PS, Kite::XML::Parser, Kite::XML::Node, Kite::XML::Node::Kite, Kite::PScript::Defs, Kite::Base, okprof and okxml2ps.