[Portland] Presentation and SVG support (again)
pablog.ubuntu at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 07:21:07 PST 2010
this is my first email to this list so I will quickly introduce myself.
I'm Pablo, a Spanish student of computers engineering.
Since some little time ago, I am also a GNOME developer and I'm
interested in all subjects related to make development easier
independently from the DE used.
Last two days I have been around the bugzilla and I have decided to
follow the development of Portland and collaborate with it :-)
I have been reading the archives and I found that xdg-utils first
supported installing SVG icons but then support was removed. 
"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."
There's also a bug opened  in which are mentioned SUSE 10.0 and Gnome
2.12.0 (totally obsolete now).
Time has passed and a lot of things have improved (almost 4 years). So I
think it's time to review this issue and think about re-adding SVG
support. I think this is the correct way and I agree with Peter Åstrand:
"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 or not." 
What do you think?
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