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Bug 6576 - rsvg vs ImageMagick in DefaultSettings.php
rsvg vs ImageMagick in DefaultSettings.php
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
PC All
: Normal trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-06 21:54 UTC by Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart]
Modified: 2006-07-07 13:58 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart] 2006-07-06 21:54:43 UTC
We propose to admins in DefaultSettings.php

/** Pick one of the above */
$wgSVGConverter = 'ImageMagick';

Why ? 
We us for our project rsvg. rsvg in this case is better.
Worth, imagemagick is unable to work with the SVG content on Wikipedia.
Just try to use it for example with

I propose:
/** Pick one of the above */
$wgSVGConverter = 'rsvg';
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-07-06 22:03:45 UTC
If you install rsvg, then you may use it. Otherwise, it 
obviously won't work. You must configure your server.
Comment 2 Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart] 2006-07-07 07:23:37 UTC
Ok, but the same answer may be given for imagemagick ? No ?

Or you mean that ImageMagick is a requested software dependence, and rsvg only a
suggested one.

In any case, ImageMagick doesn't do what it has to do...  And I ask me if that's
a good idea at all to propose it for this purpose in the SVG2PNG converter list...

I just created this bug report, because I lost time with this problem, to: 
* detect that the problem cames from Imagemagick,
* do a bug report to Imagemagick devel list,
* search how you solved the problem,
* test rsvg

To my opinion, each personn who wants to work with SVG will exactly do again
this error.

Or mabe theire is a way to get the LocalSettings.php file used with Wikipedia,
it's shared ?

Ok, that'all.... you can close the bugreport :-)

Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-07-07 13:22:37 UTC
No, ImageMagick isn't a required component. When wishing to use rsvg to
rasterise SVG images with MediaWiki, you have to install rsvg and make MediaWiki
aware of it.

We expect users of our software to read the documentation and various bits of
Comment 4 Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart] 2006-07-07 13:58:43 UTC
To expect that users read the documentation is one thing, do not propose the
best default configuration is an other thing. 

So, although I still don't understand why Imagemagick is prefered to rsvg, I
trust your lead-developer opinions.

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