Can you view svg files with Ristretto?

Allin Cottrell cottrell at
Wed Sep 26 15:55:33 CEST 2012

On Wed, 26 Sep 2012, Guillaume Laville wrote:

> 2012/9/26 Sergio <sergiocmailbox-xfce at>
>> Hi.
>> Some time ago I opened a bug report (closed already) to fix
>> ristretto.desktop MIME types list. And there was svg so I'm quite certain
>> that it did display those files.
>> Now I'm in Fedora 17 with Ristretto 0.6.0 and it isn't displaying svg
>> files. Its window becomes unresponsive and has to be killed (and no, it
>> isn't loading the directory contents for the thumbnails).
>> So would this be some conflict with some library particular to F17 or is
>> it not working for anyone?
> You need librsvg installed on your system to have SVG support in ristretto :
> This is a quick rendering library to generate a raster representation of a
> existing image.

Is that (SVG support) in git or something? In the source of 
the 0.6.3 release of ristretto (August 5 of this year) I can't 
find any reference to use of librsvg. I think it's just not 
supported at this point.

Current gimp will open SVG files, or gthumb.

Allin Cottrell

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