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Re: [svg-developers] Re : Linux/Unix port of SVG-Viewer urgently needed!!!!!!

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  • Chris Lilley
    ... This is correct, the curent build does not support dynamic display. There is a full DOM, which can be manipulated and examined, but the support for dynamic
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2001
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      > Ian Tindale wrote:
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      > Batik didn't support a full arena of dynamic SVG facilities last time
      > I looked. It's more useful as a static SVG tool.

      This is correct, the curent build does not support dynamic display.
      There is a full DOM, which can be manipulated and examined, but the
      support for dynamic display recalculation has not so far been added in
      the 1.0 release.

      CSIRO, which runs on Linux, does implement SMIL Animation.

      The Bitflash SVG implementation on the Agenda, a Linux-based PDA, does
      support SMIL Animation. So, there are already several Linux
      implementations that have dynamic SVG.

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      Chris
    • neumann@karto.baug.ethz.ch
      Hello! I did not want to start a discussion wether this or that SVG implementation is easy to install or missing the one or the other feature - also the Adobe
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 4, 2001
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        Hello!

        I did not want to start a discussion wether this or that SVG
        implementation is easy to install or missing the one or the other
        feature - also the Adobe SVG Viewer is still missing SVG features -
        but it is - as far as I know the only viewer that I can use directly
        within the Web-Browser and already supports a good range of DOM tree
        manipulation, mouse and keyboard events, scripting and animation.

        All of the free and/or commercial SVG implementations are good for
        the SVG community - I also use batik and enjoy using it - there are
        features implemented that are better than in the Adobe viewer. And I
        also would like to thank all of the open source SVG initiatives and
        hope they will all get mature and complete: choice is always better
        than no-choice.

        This discussion is about wether Adobe does want SVG to play a major
        role and will find its way to the end-user soon. If Adobe really
        believes in SVG (which I hope they do) - they should really support
        all major platforms! - and why not work with the Open-Source
        community in implementing a Linux/Unix port? It would be an
        interesting experiment for both of them ... I really wonder if they
        still ignore linux after several really large companies are on the
        way with deploying Linux as a desktop solution (think about many
        global companies moving away from Microsoft (f.e. Ford), several
        governments in Europe, Asia, South America, large computer and
        software manufactorers and supporters like IBM, Compaq, HP, Oracle,
        SAP etc. - think about all the universities and research institutes
        that use Linux/Unix in teaching, educating tomorrows IT specialists)
        - Linux on the desktop is definitely not dead but growing very fast.
        It is an interesting situation: once the above companies helped to
        make Windows NT a viable alternative to the commercial Unix market
        by portin their applications - now they are doing the same with
        Linux - and I am quite sure the same happens again: people moving
        away from the bloated MS platform and software that domineer over
        the end-user instead of just helping him to get his work done.

        Once the "hen and egg" problem of missing applications is solved
        there is no reason why not to use Linux. The ports of Borlands and
        Metrowerks development platforms, beside Open source solutions like
        kdevelop will help to accelerate the broadening of Linux desktop
        applications.

        In hope for getting an answer from Adobe ... and the best
        "SVG-wishes" to all,

        Andreas
      • Ian Tindale
        ... [etc.] ... [etc.] Well, let s not forget that Adobe has provided their Acrobat viewer for Linux (which, historically, is an extremely PostScript-aware
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 4, 2001
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          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: neumann@... [mailto:neumann@...]
          > Sent: 04 July 2001 08:14
          > To: svg-developers@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [svg-developers] Re: Re : Linux/Unix port of SVG-Viewer
          > urgently needed!!!!!!
          >
          > If Adobe really

          [etc.]

          > I really wonder if they
          > still ignore linux

          [etc.]

          Well, let's not forget that Adobe has provided their Acrobat viewer for
          Linux (which, historically, is an extremely PostScript-aware platform).
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