[Clipart] FYI: KDE's current SVG-engine developments

Andrew Archibald andrew.archibald at sympatico.ca
Mon Apr 25 23:32:04 PDT 2005

Frans Englich wrote:
> Hello,
> I was reading up in the archives[1], and noticed that KDE's SVG engine could 
> use an update or two, it was expressed.
> While I am not one of the developers of KSVG2[2], KDE's "next-generation" SVG 
> engine, I can tell that its development has since long proceeded fast and 
> stable. Things like animations and filters is worked upon currently. KSVG2 
> will likely be part of KDE 4, and perhaps at some point as Compound Document 
> Formats in Konqueror(svg in xhtml, for example). It is long until KDE 4 
> arrives(at least a year, is my guess), but when it will, the SVG support will 
> likely be "very good". Until then, I think KDE's SVG engine front will be 
> quite still.

That sounds nice; OCAL currently doesn't use animation or filters, since 
nothing supports it yet, but they could be very useful.  The version of 
KSVG I now have seems to consistently get the bounding boxes wrong, and 
it's impossible to zoom or pan.

Does KSVG2 support scripting?  If so, what is its security model? 
Currently OCAL does no screening for malware in its images, and it would be 
good to know how important this will be.


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