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[OT] Re: SVG on the Desktop

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 15:38:36 +0100
To: Christian Schaller <uraeus@linuxrising.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040324143836.GA3127@linux>


On Wed 2004-03-24 I wrote:
> On Tue 2004-03-23 Christian Schaller wrote:
> > I thought I just point people here to my article on the use of SVG
> > in the desktop. It summarizes the work we have done are and are
> > doing with utilizing SVG in the Linux/Unix desktop:
> > http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6460
> Great article, thanks! I mainly use KDE, but perhaps Novell/Suse 10
> will ship with a good GNOME (SVG) desktop :)

I'll probably stay with KDE, but if Gnome becomes fully SVG-based I
might consider switching ...

Or Novell will ship Suse 10 with a unified GNOME/KDE desktop, which
seems to be what they're planning [1]. Not sure if that's a good idea

> BTW, Sodipodi already is very useful (just remember to save you work
> often enough :), and those who use Illustrator to create Linux icons
> could check out
> http://zeus.qballcow.nl/icons.php
> "QNX Gnome Theme 0.3.7
> [...]
> I made the whole icons using Sodipodi."

BTW, I can browse the above icon set using GQview 1.4.1 (it probably
uses librsvg), and Konqueror (eg when used as file browser with icon
view and KSVG set as embedded renderer for SVG; KDE 3.2.1) also
renders some of them (around 10%).


'Novell's Linux-oriented divisions, Ximian and SuSE, will work
together to make one common Novell Linux desktop from Gnome's and
KDE's best features, Novell Inc. CEO Jack Messman revealed in an
eWEEK.com interview at the company's annual BrainShare trade show
"Technically, you can't combine them, but we are working toward having
the best features of both in a single interface. We'll implement all
the best features in one technology."'

Vim users, don't forget to
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