Re: Word attachment...on linuxtoday

On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 17:44, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 15:22, Lauris Kaplinski wrote:
> > Hello!
> > 
> > On Wed, 2002-01-16 at 21:22, 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, it isn't. I have mixed feeling about, whether to do that will be
> > good thing or bad thing. Libraries are nice, but every serious 
> > application moves towards implementing almost all things by itself
> > - just doing something general enough, powerful enough and fast
> > enough is hard task - if not impossible at all.
> I'd imagine that we can find some kind of common ground for a 2D vector
> graphics library.
> Something along the lines of OpenGL.
> Maybe just an immediate-mode library for defining various kinds of 
> primitives.  Like line segments, ellipses, splines, etc.  And doing
> stuff like stroking, and filling.  Filters.  Etc.  Etc.  (Obviously
> it would be a big list!  I'll save writing it down in this message...
> unless anyone wants to hear it.)
> Such a library would save everyone the trouble have having to do
> stuff like: writing their own Bezier curve clipping routines.
> Or writing their own anti-aliasing  stuff.  Etc.  Etc.
> I think something like this could be useful for all applications.  And
> "drivers" for using hardware acceleration, could be written for this
> library.

I would really like to be able to use Microsoft's Publisher WMF clipart
in my Abiword documents.  It seems obvious to me that it would be 
nice to be able to use vector clipart in all our desktop applications.
Especially if we can develop an open-sourced collection of high-quality


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