SVG files in the wiki

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Thu May 29 14:42:49 UTC 2008

Jon Stanley wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at> wrote:
>> I believe that the wiki is using rsvg behind the scenes to render the
>> SVG.  In theory though, it should be possible to use Inkscape's
>> command line facilities to render the SVG.  I've never tried it
>> though...
> Yeah, but how expensive would that be server-side? Are there
> comparisons somewhere between using rsvg and Inkscape's CLI tools as
> to overhead?

I know that rsvg is not able to render many of the effects possible in 
Inkscape-produced SVGs. Actually I still have file preview turned off in 
nautilus on all of my desktop systems because if I turn it on it crashes 
nautilus instantly because of rsvg bugs in rendering thumbnail previews 
of the SVGs I have in my library.


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