Linked by Bryce Harrington on Wed 2nd Jun 2004 17:15 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I had to reread Bulia's email three times. It was one of those nigh-mythical events that you read happens in Open Source projects, but never see in person. Yet, amazingly, here it was, and I knew Fred's patch would instantly double Inkscape's utility.
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Why png's?
by Claus on Thu 3rd Jun 2004 04:44 UTC

I read someplace that Inkscape was a fork from Sodipodi but it did not say why.

Articles about SVG often post results as jpg's, gif's or png's rather than the real thing. That's not the case with Flash and shouldn't be the case with SVG either. Adobe's SVG viewer is no more difficult to install than Macromedia's Flash player.

Every other page on the web now has a Flash but I seldom see an SVG without searching. And understandably - because, allthough SVG can do as fine a job as Flash for stills amd take up no more space than png's then it lags severely when it comes to animation.

An example (Adobe's SVG viewer required)
http://www.carto.net/papers/svg/samples/progressive_drawing/krokus....
Another one with a little animation
http://www.xmluk.org/slides/RAL_2001/Duce/xmluk1/xmluk_ral_interact...