Re: Future of libRSVG


Sorry, I only read the description section of Andres link¹ and not to the bottom with obviously your post.

This is mostly I expected here as answer.

Thanks for your patience
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Am 18.01.2015 09:25, schrieb Michael Brenner:
Hello Andre and Eduard.

There have been diffrents efforts on Wikipedia, WMF&co to push SVG support. All of them look quite dead now and no one has ever directly talked to our tool provider.

Am 18.01.2015 01:58, schrieb Eduard Braun:

  1. Get a WMF developer to work (at least part time) on maintenance of libRSVG? This way we could at least get all the patches merged, that were already provided by volunteers over the last months/years. This would not only benefit Wikimedia projects but everybody using libRSVG!
  2. Evaluate the usage of libRSVG in WMF projects (if there is no willingness to donate resources). Wikimedia projects might as well switch to a more maintained library then (as you suggest yourself).
    (Maybe it's even time to stop delivering pre-rendered PNGs and directly send the SVG file to browsers with sufficient support.)

Both of your suggestions are also on my mind and the reason I'm posting here. Mostly I'm looking for opinions from insiders to strengthen our decision base on Wikipedia.

a) There had been efforts. some got quite far but fell asleep over time¹. (There are more pages about this topic but I don't want to list  them all here)

b) Mediawiki software even has an interface to diffrent SVG renders². The only real alternative with a short look is ImageMagick.

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