Spent all day yesterday at the Mozilla Developer Day (hosted on Google's campus). There were several interesting topics presented related to 2D drawing, and I'm excited about a (grudging) commitment from the core Mozilla team to get at least some minimal SVG subset enabled in the 1.8-1.9 timeframe.
Other things happened, interesting people were met, and great discussions were had, but I will spare you (my beloved reader) all the boring details. The big take-away for me is that we are going to be able to abstract away at least SOME way to draw lines at arbitrary angles on every browser within the year. Expect the DHTML world to react with a burst of development the likes of which we haven't seen since '98.