[xsl] [ann] Kernow 1.6 (java web start only)

Subject: [xsl] [ann] Kernow 1.6 (java web start only)
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:04:48 +0000
I've finally got around to releasing Kernow with Saxon 9.x...

This version is currently only available via Java Web Start because
we've added some new features and I'd like to try them out first
before committing to a "proper" release... :)

"XSLT Sandbox" - this has an XML pane, an XSLT pane and a "transform"
button, allowing you to quickly try out a transform.  Both panes are
error checked as you type.  (The EditorKit used (the thing that does
the syntax colouring, the tag completion etc) is a bit flaky but it's
free, so if anyone can recommend an alternative please let me know).

Schematron - originally added by Florent, this tab makes it
straightforward to develop Schematron schemas by combining the various
transforms into a single click operation.

If you already use the JWS version, it should automatically update
itself with this new version.

If not, following this link:


...will download and install Kernow (the first time you run it may
take while to download - it will get there in the end).  For Windows
users it will also put an icon in your start menu and on your desktop,
which you can use to run it from then on.

Because Kernow needs write access to your filesystem the jars have to
be signed, which is why you get asked whether to trust content from

Equally this causes a few issues with Java Web Start:

- if you have any problems, delete your local cache (in Windows that
in control panel -> java -> general -> settings -> delete files) and
re-download Kernow.

 - if you get the error "Jar resources in JNLP file are not signed by
the same certificate", cancelling it and running it again works for
me.  Currently I get this every other run, and its not obvious why.

Any problems or feature requests please use using Kernow's mailing list:


Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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