As announced, I've just committed the first batch of changes that now uses the newly migrated components in XML Graphics Commons. This already reduces the number of direct dependencies into Batik.
Please notice the xmlgraphics-commons.jar in the lib directory. Don't forget to add it to the classpath in your IDE's or (even better) set up XML Graphics Commons in your IDE. Details: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=391332&view=rev Jeremias Maerki