Re: Word attachment...on linuxtoday

Hi Martin,

On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 20:55, Martin Sevior wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > What Free Software (and Open Source Software) really needs, IMO, is
> > a good vector graphics engine.  Time and time again, you hear developers
> > wanting to use SVG in their GUIs.  (Myself being one of them.)  (Yes, I
> > know there is "librsvg", but it is not good enough.)
> Yes indeed. The AbiWord team plan to builds such a thing after our 1.0
> milestone.

	You might consider using the already working, and in many ways
excellent, Free software sodipodi engine:

	instead of starting from scratch.

> > As far as I know though, no one is developing a good and fast (Free)
> > vector graphics engine.  The only thing I know about is the SVG
> > component for Mozilla.  But I don't think this is a general rendering
> > engine.  I doubt it supports any kind of hardware acceleration or
> > assembly-language-optimization needed for a real high-performance
> > system.  (But correct me if I am wrong though.)

	Optimization - hardware acceleration eg. must be subservient to feature
completeness; possibly no-one is doing this hard core optimization
because they want to have a working and useful application first. As for
assembly language, algorithmic optimization will get you far more bang
for your buck than trying to out-guess the compiler in the vast majority
of circumstances.

> We will get on this in a month or so I hope. Feel free to join in :-)

	It would be great to have you working on Sodipodi - esp. a streamed wmf
import feature would be nice ;-)



 mmeeks gnu org  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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