Rtnl Mapper: Readme

Build: 1999-12-28 (version 1 beta 1)

Copyright (C) 1999 c.z.robertson

This program, with the exception of K. Nishita's NViewLib Library, is distributed according to the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the file copying.txt for details.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Rtnl Mapper is an html client-side image map editor for Windows 9x. It is currently at version 1 beta 2 and is probably still a bit buggy.

Current features:

Proposed features for later versions include direct code editing within the program, support for polygon editing, and for the reading of png images. If possible I would like to replace NViewLib with an open source (preferably GPL or compatible) image reading library. Actually it's a little more complex than this because I think this codebase is a dead end. I hope to have a proper explanation on the web site as soon as possible.

The Delphi 2 source code for this program is also available. It is probably not of the highest quality, since I'm still an amateur. Also the commenting is a bit patchy, so if there is anything you don't understand, just email me and I'll do my best to explain it. Also, if you want to add any features, let me know, because I already have a few ideas about how various things could be implemented. Bug reports (and fixes) are, of course, always welcome.

New builds of this program are uploaded every few weeks, university work permitting. At the moment it's more like every few months. See http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~s.robertson/rtnlmapper for the latest version.

This program makes use of K. Nishita's NViewLib dll for image reading. See http://nishita.com/ for more information.

colin robertson


Known bugs/limitations:

Please tell me of any bugs you find.