"Dependent on" ???
Posted Feb 28, 2007 3:05 UTC (Wed) by tetromino
In reply to: "Dependent on" ???
Parent article: Mitchell Baker and the Firefox Paradox (Inc)
> TeX/LaTeX. There is simply no competing tool to do what this does in the open source world.
Of course there is: XHTML + CSS + MathML + SVG, rendered by your favorite browser. For some things (complicated mathematical formulas, bibliography), TeX is more convenient to use. For other things (complicated table layout, designing new styles from scratch), XHTML is easier.
> AFAICT not a lot of fresh new development is going on on the GIMP
There is a massive amount of development going on. GEGL (http://www.gegl.org/), the next-gen GIMP core, is finally getting off the ground. With it, future versions of the GIMP will have full support for 16-bit color, RAW, color management, CMYK, etc. GIMP devs are also working on a next-generation file format, OpenRaster (http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/index.php/OpenRaster) to correct the deficiencies of XCF (which is strongly tied to GIMP's current (obsolescent) core).
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