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Re: Free SVG renderes comparison page

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:44:10 +0200
Message-ID: <114528308.20050823154410@w3.org>
To: Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <uraeus@gnome.org>
Cc: SVG List <www-svg@w3.org>

On Monday, August 22, 2005, 11:03:47 AM, Christian wrote:

CFKS> I thought I should let you know about a page I put together for
CFKS> comparing the w3c test images with the major free SVG renderes in use
CFKS> today:
CFKS> http://www.linuxrising.org/svg_test/test.html

Excellent, very useful.

CFKS> Be aware though that it is not meant as a true comparison as some of the
CFKS> software used is CVS versions while other is latest versions shipped by
CFKS> my linux distro, so the comparison is a bit tilted towards the projects
CFKS> I have a personal interest in. (although due to the recent switch to
CFKS> Cairo librsvg have had quite a few regressions).

Well, perhaps others can contribute results of more recent builds.

CFKS> Anyway I would also like to once again ask that the open source SVG
CFKS> projects listed on my page gets added to the w3c page of
CFKS> implementations, I asked for this before and it frustrates me quite a
CFKS> lot that almost none of the major free projects gets listed even though
CFKS> we are probably doing just as much if not more to help promote the SVG
CFKS> format than the software listed there today.

You seem to assume that the W3C page lists up to date commercial
software but not up to date open source software. That is not the case.
in fact, the entire page has not been updated in quite some time. Its
not at all a reflection of how much work open source authors do compared
to closed source ones.

Thde old implementation page is replaced by a database-backed
implementations page; this has been the plan for maybe a year now. It
was going to be announced at SVGOpen2005, but that did not happen. I
spoke with the implementor of the new page, however, who said it was
coming soon ..... until it does, there is little I can do. Once it does,
then any SVG implementor can update their entry directly.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Tuesday, 23 August 2005 13:44:23 UTC

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