[Clipart] introduction

Daniel Carrera dcarrera at math.umd.edu
Tue Apr 13 09:56:28 PDT 2004

Bryce Harrington wrote:

>>I think we need to lobby HEAVILY for ooffice to support SVG ASAP!
> Well, the only way we should "lobby" is to put together a great
> collection of SVG clipart.  Actions speak louder than words, after all! 

That's how I feel.

Furthermore, a clipart gallery and an installer will make this issue visible 
to more people outside OOo.

The reason why SVG is not being implemented is not lack of will.  Everyone 
I've talked to really wants to see it happen.  The problem is lack of 
volunteers to help.  I hope that this project will draw the attention of a 
programmer willing and able to contribute SVG import.

> Also, I was talking with Ted last night about improving Inkscape's
> clipboard support to add EPS and other formats.  This would mean that
> even if OOo doesn't support SVG, by using Inkscape people could still
> make use of the clipart.  It certainly wouldn't be convenient, but it'd
> be close enough to expose a big itch to scratch.  ;-)

I'm not sure I follow this.

> Anyway, I'd say let's be patient, build a great collection of clipart,
> and see what comes.

Yes.  Rome wasn't built in a day.

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