Re: Word attachment...on linuxtoday


On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 16:31, Martin Sevior wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > 
> > Charles,
> > 
> > On Wed, 2002-01-16 at 19:22, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > > Is the sodipodi engine separated out into a library?  (And if so, then
> > > are there any docs about using it... besides the source?)
> > 
> > 	No - read the source; check the module out from CVS, and hack wildly at
> > it; if you want a library - make it a library; quite why you'd want to
> > make it a library I know not. Mostly people dislike dependencies in
> > libraries, and sodipodi is a relatively sane project that doesn't
> > re-invent the wheel (badly) before achieving it's goals, and thus has a
> > number of Gnome dependencies.
> > 
> What we need is a library to draw onto a generic graphics
> context. Actual implementation of draws would be done by subclasses.
> Regarding re-inventing the wheel, we'd MUCH rather (and we have a long
> history of) stealing GPL code.
> However both rsvg and sodipodi have issues for the people doing most of
> the work on this. (I won't do much. My time will be spent stealing code to
> implement Tables :-)
> These guys want a lGPL library because they want to use it elsewhere. rsvg
> and sodipodi are GPL.

I personally don't care if it is GPL'ed.  I want to use it for the 
applications that are part of the matterial Project:

(In particular, I'd like to use it for matterial Junior.)

librsvg is insufficient, since, as I understand it, it renders an SVG
document into a static pixmap image.  And I need something dynamic.

The sodipodi code is a possibility... but I think it would be better not
to fork the code (to pull out what I need), but instead have everyone
using and contributing to a common library.  (That would seem, at least
to me, to be better for everyone.)

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux
     tnt @
     ckrempea @

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