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Re: rsvg-view can't display SVG files created by lilypond

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: rsvg-view can't display SVG files created by lilypond
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:44:34 +0200
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> It would seem like a better idea to explicitly establish a
>>>> documentwide default of currentColor to black explicitly
>>>> somewhere.
>>> Perhaps a `-dxxx' command-line option?
>> Anything requiring explicit user effort in order to produce expected
>> results is not going to mitigate the damage.
> Mhmm, `damage' is too big a word IMHO.  This problem is already fixed
> in the latest release of librsvg (and it wasn't present in some
> earlier versions about a year ago; at least I was able to submit an
> SVG to Wikipedia without any problems), and I believe that at least
> Wikipedia will update within the next few months.

So a half-year outage of LilyPond on Wikipedia and a messup of Denemo
and a number of other applications is not "damage".

> The current default of Lilypond is not wrong, as far as I can see.

Shrug.  It doesn't matter whether we can nominally justify calling this
"somebody else's problem".  The fallout still piles up in our backyard.

David Kastrup

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