Re: Word attachment...on linuxtoday


(After reading about the sodipodi Vector Graphics engine, and that
it is not a library yet... I'm replying to this message.)

On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 12:55, 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.

So, do you plan on starting from scratch?  Or are you using any of
the sodipodi or Mozilla stuff?


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

I'm guessing this is happing on <abiword-dev abisource com>...
is that correct?

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux
     tnt @
     ckrempea @

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