SVG and its Path into the Linux Desktop

Posted by dave on Mar 23, 2004 3:28 PM EDT
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Computer graphics have long been dominated by bitmapped images. However, the free software community has taken an innovative lead by adopting scalable graphic formats on its desktops. In this article I cover the history and rise of scalable graphics on the desktop from my viewpoint - a proponent of its use in the GNOME platform. This article mostly focuses on SVG's progress from a GNOME viewpoint, both because GNOME has progressed the furthest and because I am most knowledgable with GNOME's efforts. I will however mention major landmarks in other projects where appropriate.

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