[Pipet Devel] Re: Sodipodi and Loci

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Mon May 15 17:31:06 EDT 2000

Lauris Kaplinski wrote:
> Just some months ago we were talking about sodipodi and SVG "widgets" in
> Loci.

Hi Lauris.  I remember :-)

> While sodipodi tends to be rather "heavyweight" drawing program, I
> found that there is "lightweight" SVG display routine in Nautilus,
> developed by Raph Levien, which is used to display SVG icons. So maybe you
> are interested in cooperating with Nautilus people.

I saw Miguel demonstrate a Bonobo SVG object when he gave a talk in Boston a
few months ago, but I don't know exactly what he used.

We'll take a look at the Nautilus SVG routine.  Loci/Piper can have multiple
user interfaces in multiple languages, but we may be able to use the SVG
routine (I suppose in C) for any number of our interfaces.

> Also you may want to keep eye on DIA, which has customized SVG format for
> its objects, suitable for drawing "connections" - the thing you were
> interested.

Yes, we considered Dia early on in the project.  The user interface I'm
writing now handles connections a little more "quick and dirty" than Dia does,
which may be all we need (i.e., we don't need to make pictures of the
interface, only what is contained within it).

> Best wishes and nice Loci

Thank you!

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