Welcome To Orson Chart Beans!

Orson is a free collection of charting components, designed according to the JavaBeans(tm) specification and backed by the popular JFreeChart library. Orson is aimed at Swing application developers that want easy access to the core features of JFreeChart but without the need to learn all the intricacies of the JFreeChart API. Orson features:

Please note that Orson is currently under development and that the API is subject to change until a stable "1.0.0" release is made.

Latest News

4 Jul 2007

Orson 0.5.0 has been posted to the download page at SourceForge.


The Project

Orson is being developed by David Gilbert, the author of JFreeChart. The project is hosted at SourceForge.

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There's no funding. Orson is built, maintained and supported by volunteers. We welcome enquiries from sponsors willing to fund the development work.




Orson requires the Java 2 platform (JDK version 1.5.0 or later) and a JavaBeans enabled development platform.