[Portland] SVG support?
astrand at cendio.se
Wed May 23 00:04:26 PDT 2007
On Tue, 22 May 2007, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> Testing showed that the various linux desktop environments do not
> support SVG icons very consistently and as such it can not be guaranteed
> that an SVG icon will be rendered correctly or at all. I suggest to
> install pre-rendered PNG's in various sizes instead.
I don't understand this logic. I want to do both. Why should we omit SVG
support in xdg-utils just because some systems doesn't yet support it
If we believe that SVG is something nice to have, we should do "our part".
It's also a chicken-and-egg problem: If noone ships SVG:s, perhaps because
xdg-utils doesn't allow this, it's no surprise that desktop environments
ignore their SVG problems.
In any case, in the end, it should be up to the users of xdg-utils,
that is packagers, to decide if they want to ship SVG:s or not.
So can you please re-add the SVG support?
Btw, the documentation still claims that SVG is supported.
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