On Sat, 2014-01-11 at 17:52 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
We've got several proposals in various states of discussion, which I
think would be good to bring to a vote over the coming month.
In general do you guys prefer having a bunch of different things to vote
on in one go, or to have them spaced out time-wise to permit
Vote when a topic is ready.
Here's the topics I'm thinking we should vote on:
a. 2013 Developer Education Book Campaign
b. Funded Development Procedure
c. Job Exceptions for Priority Projects
d. Move Inkscape Board mailing list from SourceForge to Launchpad
Anything else that'll need votes?
1. SVG Working group meetings.
I would like funding to attend two SVG working group meetings. There are
plans to hold one meeting before/after LGM (April 2-5, 2014 in Leipzig)
and one before/after The Graphical Web/SVGOpen (August 27-30, 2014 in
Winchester, England). This is a critical time for SVG 2. The new
features I am responsible for include mesh gradients, hatched fills, and
auto-flowed text. The move to "CSS based" text layout which brings in
auto-flowed text requires a lot of work which is easiest to do
face-to-face. I anticipate that I will get some funding support from the
organizers of the conferences.
A report from the Tokyo WG meeting can be found at:
I would like funding to cover a hotel at LGM. At the moment, I plan on
giving an SVG 2 update, demoing the hidden SVG 2 festures in Inkscape.
I believe that nobody has stepped up to give an Inkscape talk at LGM.
Should the board be more pro-active in recruiting someone to go? It may
not be obvious to most developers that they can ask the board for
3. Hack session
I would like to organize a hack session focused on adding a framework to
Inkscape to handle SVG 2. Inkscape needs to be able to handle converting
between SVG 1.1 and SVG 2 on read-in and write-out. This should be added
in a generalized way.
SVG 2 offers quite a bit of new features to Inkscape. It is important
that we show an interest in implementing these features if we want them
to remain in SVG 2 and if we want others to support them. This is
discussed in more detail on a Wiki page for this topic:
We would need to agree on a date, a place, who will/can participate,
what expenses would be covered.
Here are some possible sites:
* At LGM (there is a place we can use before/after LGM).
* At a Redhat office, Boston or Brno (Ted suggested this might be
* Chez moi, outside Paris.
4. Bug tracking recognition
We have just discussed books for developers, which not only should help
the level of code in Inkscape but also can be seen as a token reward for
our most active developers. I really would like to do something to
recognize how much ~suv had contributed to Inkscape through her work on
keeping our bug-tracker in order (and answering questions on IRC).