Today two new tutorials were checked in: Calligraphy and Tracing (in
Help > Tutorials).
Calligraphy tutorial describes in detail the capabilities of the
improved Calligraphy pen tool. A brief history of the art, parameters
of the tool, useful tips, and many examples from simple strokes to
complete lettering projects.
Tracing tutorial explains all the options and parameters of the
Potrace interface for bitmap tracing, with tips and examples.
Hey hey, check it out, we finally made it to the SourceForge top 25
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A Linux and Windows vector graphics editor (SVG format) featuring
transparency, gradients, node editing, pattern fills, PNG export, and
more. Aiming for capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio,
Thanks for responding
I take your point about distinguishing "editing" from "viewing". I was ignorant of the existance of inkview.
To quote my original mail
>My purposes are not the rendering of HTML but rather the invocation of a program. Does inkscape support this and how.
My original post was grasping at a solution for my posted Feature Request "1070754 - Maintaining Attributes in Users Namespace". In essence, the request was for some capability that allowed for the maintenance of the attributes of a shape that are defined in the namespace of the user (e.g if a line represented a road then I would like to define the name of that road).
>From the perspective of the users of the application that I'm developing, this activity is part of the process of "svg creation" not of "svg use" (by which I mean, analogously, "editing" not "viewing").
I had chosen a misleading example. 8^(
Any thoughts ?
From: bulia byak [mailto:buliabyak@...400...]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 November 2004 11:26 AM
To: NAGY Endre
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] SVG Linking
> When invoking the example in InternetExplorer, the affect of clicking on the
> ellipse is to bring up W3's web page.
> I have not found a way of achieving this in inkscape.
What, Inkscape did not show you the web page?! :)
Seriously, it would be nice to run a browser by clicking a link. In
theory. In practice, Inkscape is not so much of a "user agent" as it
is an SVG creating application. In particular, following link on click
will badly get in the way of editing. Clicking something in Inkscape
has lots of editing functions. So, while we can create links, I think
we can be excused for not following them.
This of course applies to inkscape proper. For inkview, following
links by calling a browser is a must. I think we already have an RFE
on that; search in the tracker and add your comments.
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Some immediate thots on layers. As I have not tried them before.Just
downloaded 17 Nov build and playing with layers in Win32 2000.
First thoughts are that the writing on the layer button is so small as to be
almost illegible...and I'm using a 21 inch screen. When the little layer
window opens there is a VERY small thingo above and to the left of the top
layer. I cannot see what it is or does. It looks like (*001) and clicking it
brings it up as a layer I think but the eyeball and padlock are then greyed
I added five layers and the order appears was 2, 4, 5, 3, 1 from the top
down. What is the logic behind this? It is easy to change layer positions
but a bit disconcerting to see the order as it sets itself up. Reminds me of
what happens with patterns.
Flicking visibility and locking on and off for each layer is slow and
awkward since only the active layer can be treated at one time. This makes
changing the status of several windows a "clicky" business and will be a
pain in the butt if say 50 layers were involved. I am more familiar with the
CD, XaraX style where each layer has its own padlocks etc.
It was not a surprise to find I could not select objects when the layer was
locked. It was a surprise to find that I could rubber-band them. Very cool.
I like that touch. And the rubber banding works across layers whether locked
or not. But is that the way it is meant to work?
I found it disconcerting to be able to draw on a locked layer.
Now to chase that mail that asked us to look at specific things...if I can
I made a new build with the replaced libxml2-2.dll,
as indicated by John Cliff. Someone please give
it a try, to make sure it:
1) Runs, without complaining about a missing DLL,
2) Can load and save a .svgz on Windows
If this works, I will upload the .zip to the server, and
change the link.
Bob Jamison wrote:
> Actually, Johan Ceuppens already made streams-zlib.cpp
> for expanding .svgz's. All we need to do, maybe, is just
> add methods for compressing.
> After the release, of course.
Also, I found a very nice iostreams wrapper of zlib here:
And the library is only comprised of two files:
...with no dependencies except stdc++ & zlib.
It is nice clean code, and LGPL. We could just throw the
two files into /src, and add them to Makefile_insert. Voila!
And their tests compare their output with gzip. Just what
The absolutely last feature, the "new layer" dialog, has been just
checked in. Drawing on locked or invisible layers is disabled. So we
are good to go into freeze as soon as pre4 is made (source and static
There are two layer bugs which I hope are easy to fix:
- when renaming layer, the widget at the bottom is not updated until
you move mouse over it
- when creating new layer, if you press Enter in the dialog, the layer
is created twice (clicking on "create" does it once as expected)