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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Another advantage
by Guy on Wed 24th Mar 2004 19:40 UTC

SVG (and vector in general) compresses very well compared to bitmap images. It is perfect for the desktop, where drawing things such as icons, borders, etc are all implicitly vector. When will we see a DisplaySVG engine where the tree can be manipulated through the W3C DOM API?