What is Xiss web?
Xiss web stands for XML Interactive Slide Show and is a Java tool based on W3C standards (XML, XSLT, HTML/XHTML, CSS) that builds HTML pages to present photos as slide shows.

  • Generate photo description in XML and HTML pages based on layout and formatting.
  • Display of Exif information
  • Google Maps
  • Animated picture transitions
  • Uses W3C standards: XML, XSLT, XPath, CSS

  • Minimum Java version 1.4.2

Xiss web on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

One of the main characteristics of the generated slide show is to have thumbnails always visible when browsing images. Xiss web can extract the metadata (IPTC, EXIF) from images if possible. By example GPS data presented with Google Maps. Xiss web allows animated transition between images during slide show navigation, with scripts using JQuery. Xiss web can manage together your HTML pages and slide show. Xiss web is designed to generate pages for slide show and not to generate an entire web site.

Installing Xiss web
Download xiss-web1.7.5-bin.zip. Create a folder (directory) "Xissweb". Extract the zip file in the new folder. Create a new program object or copy it from the file below. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: Xissweb]\Xissweb\Xissweb.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Xiss web".

The used cmd file
Xiss web works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have created an Xissweb.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin;[drive: Xissweb]\Xissweb;[drive: Xissweb]\Xissweb\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: Xissweb]
cd [drive: Xissweb]\Xissweb
java -Duser.home=[drive: Xissweb]\Xissweb -splash:rsrc/gui/images/about/bigLogo.png -jar xiss-web.jar
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Xiss-web with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: Xissweb] = drive with Xiss-web

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it Xissweb.cmd or use the commandfile from the distribution. This file is copied to the Xissweb folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
The addition "2>Xissweb_bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "Xissweb_bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 icon: Xissweb-eCS.zip.

revision December 27, 2012