Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Java Edition

Release 2.1.0

DateDecember 16, 2010


This release improves stability, performance, and security. In addition, Tom Sawyer Analysis can now be integrated into Tom Sawyer Perspectives projects.



  • Supports integration with Tom Sawyer Analysis


  • JDBC integrator connects over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)


  • Nested drawing drill down


  • Additional filter tutorials



  • Simplified access to hosted licensing through a web proxy


  • Improved support for Unicode characters
  • Enabled database password encryption
  • Added support for version 1.4 and 1.5 of the Oracle JDBC drivers
  • Added native Apple Mac OS X File > Open and File > Save dialog boxes
  • Enhanced support for Apple keyboards
  • Enhanced support for Microsoft Excel data files

Drawing Representation

  • Improved focus to highlighted object
  • Improved rendering precision


  • Enhanced Collapse All tree view behavior in the web preview
  • Improved synchronized attributes performance in drawing views
  • Added special characters support in table column names
  • Refined Open URL behavior
  • Added relative paths support for image files
  • Improved error message syntax
  • Refined File > Save As Image in the drawing view


  • All layout
    • Enhanced nested drawing layout animation
  • Circular layout
    • Improved Drawing Fitting
    • Improved placement of movable connectors
  • Symmetric layout
    • Improved Drawing Fitting
    • Improved placement of movable connectors

System Requirements

  • Added support for:
    • GWT 2.1
    • JDK 6.0
  • Dropped support for:
    • GWT 2.0
    • JDK 5.0
  • Added support for GWT Components 2.0.5
  • Dropped support for GWT Components 1.5.0
  • Added support for Google Chrome 8.0
  • Dropped support for these browsers:
    • Apple Safari 4.0
    • Google Chrome 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0


  • Integrators handle spaces in data sources
  • Initial drawing view displays the proper zoom level in the web preview
  • Tree view in the web preview works better with Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web preview is enabled for unsaved projects with Apple Mac OS X


  • With Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Vista, JDK 6.0 does not support Windows XP Compatibility Mode.