From: Colin Marquardt <colin@ma...> - 2007-10-16 20:30:24
maybe the following post is of some interest - it talks about
replacing Inkscape with Batik as the SVG renderer for OpenStreetMap,
and the fact that Batik is more strict than Inkscape in some
regards (which should be fixed in Inkscape AIUI).
The "issues" mentioned there are memory usage (since OSM got some
very detailed maps with lots of elements due to the TIGER data
import) which makes Inkscape die with an out-of-memory message
(sometimes with destroying the preferences.xml file). It seems the
memory usage cannot be helped in the short term (I talked to mental
on IRC about that some weeks ago), but I wanted to report the Batik
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