question regarding wishblade robocraft support...
Sorry for posting here if the user list if better. And sorry about the
subject if it has been talked about before. I couldn't get sourceforge
to add me to the inkscape user mail list and sourceforge was timing out
on all my archive searches with no results.
I remember reading that there was a patch or something to inkscape to
support wishblade and robocraft users. Has that been integrated into
the inkscape application? Is that what the DXF is all about?
Wishblade users can not use DXF directly (needing the robocraft software
to import DXF and change it to some sort of native (and maybe
proprietary) GSD). Is there a way to get inkscape to save images in GSD
in order to simplify the process?
Ideally, I would prefer to skip bringing up the wishblade application.
In my set up, I do all my work in linux (GIMP/INKSCAPE) and only the
plotting in Windows. If I could do everything in linux it would
simplify the flow of work greatly. Has anyone figured out how the
craftrobo is communicated to in order to use it with common open source
linux plotting software?
Better yet, has anyone figured out how the wishblade has been crippled
in order to use it with common open source linux plotting software?
14 years, 6 months
inkscape git mirror?
I'm interested in setting up a git mirror of Inkscape SVN; who's the person in charge of our server currently? We'll need to have a fairly current version of git, libsvn, and the libsvn perl bindings installed to do this.
14 years, 9 months
need-review: Default Metadata Preferences Patch
by Felipe Sanches
I have just submitted a patch that implements a "default metadata"
page on the preferences dialog. This defines the default values to be
used as metadata for newly created documents.
I need someone to review this code, please. It works fine for me.
There is just one little issue: I havent been able to figure out how
to update the status of the license radiobuttons on the
documentMetadata dialog. Some more experienced programmer could,
please, take a look at it? I imagine that it may be a simple thing
that is still just not clear enough for me.
This is my first patch for inkscape, so I am not much comfortable yet
with the overall structure of the program.
here is the patch:
15 years, 3 months
filter UI merge
I've just merged the first code drop from Nick into SVN; I was hoping to
avoid any regressions, but at this point I think it's more important to
start merging now since Niko and Nick are starting to touch the same
code and I want to avoid too much divergence.
Things that work:
- blend modes can now easily be selected for objects, just like blur
- background accumulation buffer is enabled as-needed
- the filter UI dialog has very very basic filter editing capabilities
- Niko's work in r15171 (non-destructive filter update) needs to be
re-integrated with the new filter metawidget, which replaces the old
- the blur slider in the filter metawidget needs to be made percentage
like the slider it replaced
- add filter metawidget to layers dialog too, for layers
- fix flakiness for "Filter" "blend mode"
- flesh out filters dialog, parameter editing/connections, etc.
I think we'll need to work out who wants to work on what with the
metawidget at this point, depending on what you guys are each most
comfortable spending time doing, and on your respective current states
15 years, 4 months
PDF import extension
by Miklós Erdélyi
the cairo-based simple PDF import extension has been in trunk for a
while (well, for a week or so :) ). Now I have committed a preliminary
version of the native libpoppler-based one to trunk (you can activate
it by uncommenting the line Internal::PdfInput::init() in
I did commit this unstable version because I need your help regarding
a strange bug. When a PDF document is opened Inkscape crashes with
segmentation fault, giving the following backtrace:
#0 0xb6ebeb46 in malloc_usable_size () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#1 0xb6ec0ecd in free () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#2 0xb6ec283f in malloc () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#3 0xb70844b7 in operator new () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#4 0xb70845ed in operator new () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#5 0xb71719d2 in PDFDoc::checkFooter (this=0xa6c5700) at PDFDoc.cc:248
#6 0xb7171e90 in PDFDoc::setup (this=0xa6c5700, ownerPassword=0x0,
userPassword=0x0) at PDFDoc.cc:185
#7 0xb71721c5 in PDFDoc (this=0xa6c5700, fileNameA=0xa6c56c8,
ownerPassword=0x0, userPassword=0x0, guiDataA=0x0) at PDFDoc.cc:102
#8 0x08594ec7 in Inkscape::Extension::Internal::PdfInput::open (
this=0x8857030, mod=0x8861350, uri=0xab497e4 "/home/shudo/tiger.pdf")
Please test whether the same thing happens on your system also (note:
PDF import is not yet available on Windows) and tell us if you have
any ideas regarding the solution to this problem which sets back the
further development of the import extension.
15 years, 5 months
CMYK imput problem
The CMYK color input behaves strangely: in the Fill and Stroke panel, when I try to change the color percentages in the CMYK tab by entering numbers on the right of the color mixers, these numbers are somehow recalculated on the fly and already entered amounts change. Here's an example:
C 0 I change it into 44
M 27 jumps to 0
Y 61 jumps to 47
B 60 jumps to 71
And so on... It is almost impossible to input a CMYK color. Even entering CMYK color amounts with the help of the color sliders (for example MAGENTA) leads to subit changes in other colors (CYAN, YELLOW and BLACK).
15 years, 5 months
by Alexandre Prokoudine
I have a very tough question, so feel free to punch me for that one :)
What do we actually plan to do with Object Properties palette? It
looks like it wasn't touched for ages.
Recently I had a talk with a newbie user and he told me that he
expected seing there more properties, both "global" and "specific". In
that particular case he couldn't figure out how to change amount of an
already created polygon's sides and he expected to see that in Object
Then there was another feature request to make it possible choosing
what properties of selected objects can be changed. E.g. in a
selection of 25 objects you can have 12 objects which should not lose
either fill or stroke or opacity or any specific for this type of
objects property or any combination of the above, when you change it
for the whole group. And as you know ;-) Inkscape, unlike Scribus,
doesn't store changes per object within a session, so you can't aply
changes to a group and then undo it for individual objects.
So the second part of the question is whether we can make a better use
of the Object Properties palette.
In addition to what there already is in that palette we could add two
groups of options:
1. Global options, i.e. Fill, Stroke, Opacity, Filters.
2. Specific options, i.e. the ones from tools options toolbar.
For selections with multiple objects of different types (e.g. 2 stars
and 3 rectangles) specific options would be greyed out.
Each option would have a checkbox to allow/forbid changes to it, with
3 positions: yes, no, fuzzy (when at least two of the selected objects
have different values, gtk supports it).
Am I daydreaming? :)
15 years, 6 months
Odd size of imported bitmaps
by Dan H.
I've imported a 400x400 pixel TIFF image into an inkscape drawing, and
it comes out as 112.89 x 112.89 mm, which translates to a resolution of
roughly 90 dpi.
Where does this number come from? Shouldn't inkscape honour the dpi
information that is embedded in the TIFF image?
Alternatively, for images that don't have a "built-in" resolution,
inkscape should ask for a "native" size of the image or use a changeable
Also I noticed that some imported images have width and height xml
attributes while others don't. All this came to my attention when I
worked with a SVG file with 20 imported images of about 10MB each (TIFF
uncompressed) which bogged down my computer. I tried substitutung the
TIFFs with scaled-down (by .25) working copies, which worked fine for
those images that had width and height attributes (the others came out a
fourth of the size),
I'm just wondering how Inkscape arrives at the "native" size of an
image, and I wanted to know if others agreed with my notion that in a
vector drawing program the resolution of imported bitmaps was of high
It would also be nice if Inkscape could somehow reload image properties
if the original bitmap had changed (by scaling or cropping, for instance).
15 years, 6 months
Gradients and Pattern Libraries
by ryan lerch
After a discussion in the IRC channel about gradients and patterns, i
have a few queries about them:
1. Do the inkscape/share/patterns and inkscape/share/gradients
actually do anything in Inkscape yet?
2. Is there anyone planning to create code for a gradients or pattern
library in inkscape, so they can be browsed and imported into the
3. What would be the format for keeping, say gradients in a library?
15 years, 6 months
[Fwd: [Scale-announce] So Cal Linux Expo Announces Call For Papers]
by Ted Gould
Historically Inkscape has had a pretty large presence at SCALE, I
imagine we will this year as well. One thing that I'd like to see is
more Inkscape speakers and free graphics in general. Heck, I'd love to
see enough submissions for a free graphics track! :)
The CFP is until the end of November, so there is time. Start to think
about what you can present!
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: SCALE Announcements <scale-announce@...1782...>
To: SCALE-announce <scale-announce@...1566...>
Subject: [Scale-announce] So Cal Linux Expo Announces Call For Papers
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:47:04 -0700
July 26th, 2007
The Linux Expo of Southern California has opened the Call For Papers for
the 6th Annual Southern California Linux Expo, to be held February 8th,
9th, & 10th, 2008. As with SCALE 5x, S6x will be held at the Westin
Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.
If you’re interested in speaking at SCALE, don’t wait to submit your
proposal. Over their last couple of events, the Linux Expo has had many
more applications than they have had speaker slots available. See
http://socallinuxexpo.com/scale6x/documents/scale6x-cfp.pdf for details
on how to apply for a speaking opportunity at SCALE.
Likewise, if you know someone who has something interesting to say about
Open Source software, pass along the CFP to them and encourage them to
Scale-announce mailing list
15 years, 6 months