One of the capabilities the new funded development policy gives us is
the ability to specify some projects as immediately fundable, without
needing to wait the proscribed 6 months.
I would like to propose we select a few projects to pre-approve, in
order to prime the pump, and to serve for testing out the process.
When we started this whole effort, KK suggested a number of good
projects. These perhaps need a bit more elaboration but give
something to select from.
Would you guys please look through this list for 2-3 projects you think
would make good initial fundable projects? Nominate ones that are
well-contained and straightforward - things that would make appropriate
GSoC projects for example. Please feel free to expound on the project
I'll collect everyone's nominations into a list, and we'll vote on
them. Projects that get >50% vote will be made pre-approved.
0: See "Section 6: Process Exceptions"
I would like to attend the SVG working group meeting in Sydney next
month. The working group is targeting this meeting to move the SVG 2
specification into "last call" at which point no new features can be
added and incomplete features can be dropped. It is an important meeting
to attend to make sure that features that are important to Inkscape
remain in the specification. The full justification for attending is in
the attached proposal (which is also checked into the Inkscape board bzr
The cost of attending (both financial and time) is higher than previous
meetings that I have attended with Inkscape's support but I think the
importance of this meeting justifies it.
Note, reports from previously attended SVG WG meetings can be found on
[ ] a. Approve funding Tav to attend the Sydney SVG WG meeting as
outlined below, for a total of up to $2250.
[ ] b. Do not approve funding Tav.
I (Tav) would like funding to attend the Sydney SVG working group
meeting, to be held February 11-14, 2015. The first day will
be a joint meeting with the CSS working group.
At this meeting, the SVG working group plans on moving the SVG 2
specification to "Last Call". At this point the specification is
essentially feature complete with no new features to be added and
incomplete features removed. It is an important meeting to attend in
person to make sure that features important to Inkscape such as mesh
gradients, hatched fills, and auto-flowed text are not dropped. It
also is a last chance to add new features adopted like text-on-a-shape
or resolve problems such as getting proper closing of paths. The
meeting also is an opportunity to lobby the browsers to implement SVG
2 features already supported by Inkscape such as the 'context-fill'
and 'context-stroke' values for the 'fill' and 'stroke' properties
which allows automatically matching marker fill color to path stroke
color and the 'auto-reverse-start' value for the marker orientation
which allows an arrow marker to be used both at the start and end of a
Progress on SVG 2 can be followed at:
My presentations at the last SVG working group meeting can be found at:
and a meeting report at:
Approximate cost for Sydney
Transportation: Paris to Syndey: $1500
6 nights lodging/meals: $ 750
I want to give you a heads-up that I am probably going to resign my
board membership soon.
There are many reasons. Not worrying about Inkscape for the past few
weeks has been very nice, without any bad emotions behind the keyboard.
It is a pity, and I feel sorry about it.
I'd like to stay on to finish the FSA thing, so that we get that done,
and then resign shortly after.