Linked by Christian F.K. Schaller on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 19:25 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Computer graphics have long been dominated by bitmapped images. However, the free software community has taken an innovative lead by adopting scalable graphic formats on its desktops. Inthis article I cover the history and rise of scalable graphics on the desktop from my angle - as a proponent of its use in the GNOME platform. This article mostly focuses on SVG's progress from a GNOME point of view, both because GNOME has progressed the furthest and because I am most knowledgable with GNOME's efforts. I will however mention major landmarks in other projects where appropriate.
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Reinventing the wheel... again...
by Ronald on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 20:27 UTC

What advantages does it have over *existing* Metafile format (WMF, MET, EMF, WPG, CGM and many more...) other than being hyped by XML?

At first I thought SVG that it was a replacement for VRML (or it's multiple offsprings.)