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Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 12:12:19 -0500
From: Aaron Spike <aaron@...32...>
To: inkscape <inkscape-devel(a)lists.sourceforge.net>,
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Subject: [Inkscape-devel] 0.44pre1
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Thanks again to rwst for help with distcheck.
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This is to announce that we are now officially moving into Feature
At this time, feature development work on HEAD should cease, in favor of
bug fixing work. Any bug fixing work is welcomed. I will be
maintaining a list of must-fix bugs, which I will publish within the
If you'd like to continue feature development work, you're encouraged to
do so on an SVN branch. (If you don't know how to create a branch in
SVN, just ask!)
ACSpike will publish a -pre0 release ASAP. We will encourage all users
to help us test out pre-releases and report issues found. Thank you to
all who have been helping Aaron sort out distcheck issues!
I would also like to take this chance to thank lucychili for her work at
triaging our bug list. There are still some bugs left to be ranked, but
due to her work we're close to having them fully ranked.
Today was the final day for the Google Summer of Code proposal rankings.
As you can imagine, a number of us inkscaper's have been in deep,
intensive discussions and votes to arrive at the final prioritization.
The final decision of which 4 to select was extremely difficult, and
really came down to the wire.
A large part of the controversy was whether to have both of the SVG
filter projects in the top 4, or to go with 4 distinct projects.
But just then, in an amazing stroke of luck, Google was kind enough to
allocate an additional project to Inkscape, increasing us to 5 slots! :-)
Thus, our final project selection is as follows:
Application Student Mentor
SVG Filter Effects #1 Niko Kiirala Bulia
Inkboard Protocol Spec / Lib Conversion Dale Harvey David Yip
PDF Export with Cairo Mikos Erdelyi Ted Gould
Memory Optimization Marina Diezler MenTaLguY
SVG Filter Effects #2 Hugo Rodrigues Bulia
As I understand it, one of the SVG filter projects will be focused on
the internal handling of filters at the SPObject level, the other will
be focused on the rendering of the filters.
Thank you to everyone who applied this year. There were a number of
excellent projects, and arriving at the final selection was extremely
tough. Many of the proposed ideas were extremely cool and we would love
to see them developed, and would love to be able to welcome the
applicants to be part of the Inkscape community.
Many criteria went into our final decision, more than can be easily
related. However, one of the driving considerations was for work we
felt would maximize the benefit to Inkscape users. We know from user
feedback that these projects, if completed successfully, will have a
transformational effect on Inkscape as an application - by the end of
this summer, Inkscape will likely be a light-year ahead of where it is