YAB: Yet Another Browser for Xindice
What is YAB?
YAB is a Java Explorer-like browser for Xindice, an open-source XML database. It can be used to directly manage the collections stored in Xindice, add new collections, remove or add new XML documents, etc.
I wrote YAB because there was nothing better available at the moment and I don't fancy command-line tools. There is another Xindice browser written by Alexander Schatten, which is competitive to YAB and has many features YAB doesn't have. Yet, I like YAB and I think it will develop into something even nicer and more useful in the future.
YAB is freeware. A postcard, or a note in the about box would be great if you decide to use it/ modify it.
Bugs, planned features etc
Download and installation
YAB is written in Java under JBuilder 6 Enterprise. We strongly enourage you to use this tool (ANT's script not yet provided), if you decide to build YAB yourself. Be sure to include these libraries to your project: Xindice, Log4J, JDOM, OpenORB, Gnu regexp (for HTML renderer).
If you only wish to download a binary release, all the required files are already included in the distribution (sorry about the huge size of the jar file).
Other GUI applications
YAB is not the only GUI application for XMLDB standard. Listed below are some other programs, some of them better than YAB (but they were not available at the time YAB was written).
YAB in other products
Some people found YAB useful in their own projects (heh, don't ask me why :). I would like to express my gratitude to those, who informed me about such fact and were honest enough to mention my name in their applications. Thank you.