SVG thumbnail viewers
wildfox at kde.org
Wed Mar 9 17:14:42 GMT 2005
On Wednesday 09 March 2005 18:00, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> Could you comment on the two thumbnail viewers for SVG in KDE CVS?
> (See Konqueror->View->Preview)
> One is svgthumbnail.desktop from kdegraphics/ksvg/plugin/
> the other one is picturethumbnail.desktop from kdebase/kioslave/thumbnail/
> Can one of those be removed? Which one?
well svgthumbnail from ksvg(1) uses ksvg to do the actual rendering,
and the picturethumbnail uses Qt SVG, which for instance doesn't
support AA - and most advanced svg features. I'd suggest to remove
the previewing for image/svg+xml from the thumbnail ioslave - though
what happens if ksvg is not installed? Can we provide some kind of
fallback mechanism - or is it just not worth the trouble?
FYI ksvg(1) has been stopped working on for more than a year,
though we're working hard on a replacment, which lives in kdenonbeta...
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