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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Great to see the interest in graphics
by Tom on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 22:13 UTC

With microsoft coming out with new graphics in 2006? it is good to see open source people already on the job. Open source has an untested strength that allows those of great talent to express themselves as they wish rather than having to produce a cog for a company or a boss. Programming at the cutting edge is truly both science and ART. I honor those that can do it and prey they continue for it.