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svg tetris on croczilla no longer works

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Post Posted November 6th, 2005, 10:29 pm

http://www.croczilla.com/svg/samples/sv ... tetris.svg

This game used to work in previous versions, but now doesn't in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5.

The game itself actually plays, but nothing is drawn on my screen (just a white blank page).

Jonathan Watt

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 5:04 am

This is probably because the backend renderer used by default (and by the official builds) is now cairo, not GDI+. On win9x cairo has known problems. At the very least it is known to break if asked to render text. I'd suggest you get someone to make you a GDI+ build and use that for SVG development if you're interested in SVG. Once the final version of Firefox 1.5 is released in a week or two the SVG project may provide an unofficial GDI+ version of Firefox 1.5 for people on win9x who want to develop SVG in Firefox. You will still need to download and install Microsoft's GDI+ DLL in that case.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2005, 9:39 am

Thanks for your answer, it makes a lot of sense :)

PS: others reading this thread may already have the GDI+ dll, as it is included in a recommended Microsoft download --> .net framework.

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