[rrd-developers] Re: rrdtool 1.1.x rendereing

Matt Zimmerman mdz at csh.rit.edu
Sun Mar 4 04:29:56 MET 2001

On Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 12:30:26PM +0100, Tobias Oetiker wrote:

> I can not see this being possible with libgd ... one way ahead
> would be to employ imagemagick. http://www.imagemagick.org either
> through its native drawing api
> http://www.imagemagick.org/www/api/draw.html
> Another possibility is using svg http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Overview.htm8
> together with an svg rendering library
> * imagemagick is said to posess some svg rendering capabilities
> [...]
> I find the svg route especially interesting as sooner or later we
> can expect all browsers to be able to render svg directly ...
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Overview.htm8

I agree that SVG is the most promising route.  Already, vector drawing
applications (both free and commercial) are adopting it, and browser support
shouldn't be far off.

> Any thoughts on this? Anybody knows of good svg rendering libraries
> written in c ?

The SVG support in Imagemagick is part of libmagick, so you should get SVG
support for free (as well as PostScript, PNG, etc.) if you use that library for
its drawing features.

 - mdz

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