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

Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Tue Apr 26 10:46:17 PDT 2005

The best replies for this is given by the KSVG2 authors(CC'd).

On Tuesday 26 April 2005 06:32, Andrew Archibald wrote:
> 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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