I'd like to propose two things regarding the Inkscape web site.
Volunteers are welcome:
1 Create an RSS feed for the main page news.
2 Create a new header graphic to replace the boring white "Inkscape"
on blue. As a graphic app, we are starting to deserve something more
sophisticated. The web site itself is OK, I don't think we need to
drastically change the entire design (although suggestions are
welcome), but the top panel is decidedly dull and pathetic. Show off
your graphic talent! Send your submissions to the devel list for
people to discuss. The best one (if the winner is not obvious, we may
need to do a voting) will make it to the site. One technical note: the
banner cannot be fixed width, because our site is not fixed width - so
it must be either one piece for the top left corner or two pieces for
two corners, with some flat color fill between them. The minimum
screen resolution is 800x600.
[If you do setup an RSS news feed using open source tools like Word Press
I like to be allowed to post information like this.]
Press: Inkscape in Linux User and Developer magazine Issue 47
"Graphic designer Miriam Clinton investigates the
free software tools of her trade with a look at the Gimp, Cinepaint,
Quanta Plus, Inkscape and Sodipodi."
One of the plus points mentioned in the article and in noticable contrast
to other projects was the welcome Miriam recieved from the Inkscape
community (and the efforts to get her involved). I'm very proud of this
ditinction and I think a lot of it can be put down to the maturity of
Bryce and the other developers who always moderate dicussions and keep
things calm and in perspective. I think this is a valuable asset to the
long term health of the Inkscape project.
She expressed her disappointment at the Text functionality but as we all
know it is a work in progress and the interface will inevitably improve
and Ms. Clinton did note that Inkscape is a fairly young 'alpha' stage
project and gave a largely favourable and optimistic report.
In comparision I think she was quite critical of GIMP, CinePaint and
Sodipodi which is quite fair from the point of view of a Graphic designer
but usually Linux magazines are very forgiving of Open Source applications
(Graphic design magazines are usually extremely critical -- freedom of
source and free cost doesn't cut any ice with them -- a flamefest even by
comparison to Miriams review).
Inkscape, Draw Freely http://inkscape.org
Abiword is Awesome http://abisource.com
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 15:51:15 -0800, Landon Blake <lblake@...732...> wrote:
> This is something I might be able to work on.....I've just begun learning C and GTK GUI programming, so that I can contribute to Inkscape development.
> Any idea how I might get started?
Attached is an archive of several files that someone called massifr
(sorry I don't know the real name) created some time ago. This is a
beginning of implementation of svg:font, svg:fontface and svg:glyph.
Really the files are almost placeholders, with little real code, but
you still can use them as the starting point. The author (his email
is in the files headers) said he won't continue to work on them, but
you can contact him with questions. (As well as any of the developers,
of course - use the devel list and the jabber channel for any
questions you might have.)
Hi, I've subscribed to this list just to post this one question.
The inkscape binary is marked with PT_GNU_STACK RWE.
This creates problems for the SELinux strict policy, and requires that
special privileges be granted for inkscape as a "legacy domain".
The question is, does inkscape really require an executable stack?
I'm not a gcc expert of any kind, but from what I've read I understand
that asm code causes gcc to mark the binary as requiring executable
stack. I think it can be overridden with ld -z noexecstack.
It would be a lot easier to write the inkscape security policy
if it didn't require executable stack.
Ivan Gyurdiev <ivg2@...729...>
I have succesfully built Inkscape 0.40-1 via Fink under Mac OS X 10.3
After I have moved to "~/Desktop/Inkscape.app/Contents" following the
way explained for the Gimp.app
The application lauches itself with a double-click and it is available
But if it can be stored there that would be better. The file is 60 Mb
do dwnload, and then 280 Mb for the software itself.
PowerMac G4 400 Mhz
1 Gb RAM
Mac OS X 10.3.6
Ubuntu Linux PPC 4.10
Been playing with bulias on canvas gradient stuff, And its SO good.
Its not quite Andys chrome, but I created this in half an hour or so's
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