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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by obelix on Wed 24th Mar 2004 01:22 UTC

so why did they have an svg implementation before the completion of acceptance of the standards for svg specification version 1.0?

Really, honestly, beos in the future will do a better svg than gnome. Gnome is very slow. Kde is less so, but no matter. It's bound to bust someone's bubble and I know people can't handle a pardigm shift.