[Librsvg-devel] Re: [Clipart] Re: svg shell extension
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
uraeus at linuxrising.org
Wed Feb 16 08:23:51 PST 2005
On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 16:36 +0100, Ziga Mahkovec wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 15:12 +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> > Hi Carl,
> > Caleb Moore has just completed (some polish remaining) a re-work of
> > librsvg in CVS allowing the use of different backends than libart. The
> > main reason for this was to be able to add a Cairo backend.
> > What would be great at this point would be if you would be interested in
> > dropping xsvg and instead help out with librsvg, especially the Cairo
> > backend part.
> > [...]
> Just a nitpick, but you're probably referring to libsvg-cairo as opposed
> to xsvg? xsvg (as an SVG viewer frontend) actually seems more advanced
> than librsvg's rsvg-view, due to its panning and zooming functionality.
> librsvg on the other hand has a Mozilla plugin which I think is great.
Ah, didn't know Carl had split it out like that. Originally afaik so was
xsvg the name of the his fork of librsvg. librsvg have EOG as a viewer
which I would guess gives you the same features and more that you get
with xsvg then (disclaimer never seen this xsvg frontend before).
That said I think Cairo is probably a bit overhyped atm,. not convinced
the rendering speed of librsvg will increase *that* much due to Cairo,
but I would love to be proved wrong.
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