RolfK wrote:
> Dear ALL,
> 
> I'm an absolutely beginner to Ruby.
> But, besides the language itself (which seems quite interesting to
> me ) it is importnat  to find out what support is available for XML
> and in particular for SVG. I served a bit around "Ruby SVG" and my
> impression is that there is maybe no active development.
> 
> I have to create a lot of technical drawings and charts.
> Another point is the renderer and may be in addition an interactive
> canvas.

JRuby + Batik!

http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/