And please be sure to file a bug/feature request at
In the end there will obviously always be cases where Inkscape is too
slow, but Inkscape could most definitely be faster in some cases. And
just locking/unlocking the layer should (from an intuitive standpoint)
NOT cause such a big pause.
Dave M G wrote:
> Thank you for responding.
>> I have long moaned that "Nodes mean slow" :( I have a fast machine and 2gigs
>> of RAM. It makes no difference. I think it's all the looping through those long
>> lists of nodes....
>> You are doomed. Unless you can simplify or chop-up your comic page into frames
>> and assemble them later in Gimp.
> Okay. While it's a little disappointing that there isn't a way to
> optimize the file for better performance, it's good to know that at
> least I'm not doing something wrong.
> I'll export the paths into a PNG and handle the colouring in Photoshop
> or GIMP. It means committing to rasterizing the images sooner in my
> process than I had hoped, but hey, life is full of compromises.
I've tested all the various file export options under the Save As
command. Would the relavent experts for each type please review my
comments/questions below? All test were done with Fedora 9 Linux and
0.46+svn updated within the past couple of days. Thanks.
General comment: I am having trouble getting Uniconvertor to work from
within Inkscape. It won't process files with text (error message about
not finding correct font). Files without text produce SVG output
(Uniconvertor 1.1.4), independent of which file type is selected. Or
error message about not finding SVG file in /tmp (Uniconvertor 1.1.3). I
may have screwed something up but Uniconvertor does work when used via
the command line (as in "uniconv test.svg test.plt") to directly convert
SVG files to other types. Does anybody have it working from within
Inkscape under Linux?
.ai: Missing. Failed to load message in extension-errors.log (same error
for DXF and ESPI). Works in v0.46.
.dfx: Generic AutoCAD export failed to load (see .ai). Plotter version
updated. Question: what is the target if the "ROBO-Master output" option
is not checked?
.emf: Does this still only work on Windows? Uses Uniconvertor.
.eps: This is using the same export dialog as PS. Is this appropriate
given that the bounding box is handled differently? Speaking of which,
while the specifications do say the bounding box should be the smallest
rectangle that fully encloses the drawing, it is a common practice (and
very useful in scientific work) to define the box to be bigger than the
drawing. In reading the specification, it seems to me, that they were
more concerned that the bounding box takes into account stroke width,
etc. than in prohibiting bounding boxes larger than the drawing size. I
think it should be left up to the user to decide this.
In the past "Canvas" has been used to refer to the entire drawing area
while "Page" has been used to refer to the SVG specified drawing area.
The dialogs and command line options should use "Page" wherever "Canvas"
.fx I see small bugs in gradients and displaying a pattern.
.hpgl I see bugs in object transformations. Uniconvertor as of 1.1.4
also generates .hpgl files. Uniconvertor doesn't handle Inkscape
.odg. Small translation problems.
.pdf. Generally OK. Bug in patterns made from a group of objects drawn
off the page. Export dialog almost the same as for EPS and PS but small
differences in wording and in order of options. Should match with EPS
and PS dialog.
.plt Uses Uniconvertor. Tool tip etc. state it is AutoCAD plot file...
but this is really, as far as I can tell, just HPGL.
.png Duplicates "Export Bitmap" menu entry but without handling Filtered
.pov Broken in v0.47. Extra lines are added to object descriptions.
Works in v0.46 (some paths missing).
.ps See EPS and PDF comments.
.sk1 Uses Uniconvertor.
.svgz Broken in v0.47. Works in v0.46
.tex PSTricks OK, PSFrag needs work-around due to Cairo font subsetting.
.wmf Uses Uniconvertor.
.xaml Objects translated wrong (could be xaml input problem).
I think it is time to start the nagging to get the release notes
complete. Here are the things I have noticed missing:
1. Undocumented Live Path Effects
2. Undocumented Extensions
Modify Path -> Interpolate Attribute in a Group
Generate from Path -> Motion
Generate from Path -> Scatter
3. New location of preferences.xml etc.
4. Undocumented Import/Export
5. Changes to Tools
Sketch mode for Pencil Tool needs expansion.
Missing change to Pencil Tool and Pen Tool for dots.
6. SVG Test Suite Compliance
Fill out skeleton.
7. Extended input device configuration
Does it work?
8. Document Properties Dialog
What is purpose of Script tab?
This mail can lead to all sorts of flamewars, hunting with pitchforks
etc., but what the hell... :)
Don't know for you, but to me Inkscape seems to be inside the <1.0
loop forever, whereas people all around effectively use it for solving
Real Life (C)(R)(tm) tasks. Yes, it is unbearably slow, it cannot work
as a standalone prepress tool and so on and so forth. Nevertheless,
it's real tool, not toy.
That is, in a way the current <1.0 versioning quite misrepresents
Inkscape and its features. Lately Hugin (which is a panorama making
tool) project adopted the YEAR.EVEN/ODD versioning scheme. Should we
probably discuss whether we need something like that?
This would be another way to deal with the roadmap that we don't
really follow anyway.
Could someone update the Launchpad milestones so that we can target the bugs and wishlists to the next releases? (0.48 and 0.49)?
0.47alpha, 0.47beta, 0.47rc1, 0.47.0 and 0.47.1 are not very useful and we could probably remove them safely. (0.47.1 has 5 reports which should be targeted 0.48, and the others none.)
The new 'cloud' rendering of all tags on
<https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/inkscape> shows a total of 287 used
tags. Are there any guidelines to follow when adding or renaming tags
besides the visible 'official' and 'other' tags of the default interface
Is there a more suitable place to ask/discuss questions like this about
the bug tracker and bug triage?
I think we closed out the last of the blocker bugs today!
So, will people please help ensure that the release notes are up to
date? I'm headed there in just a minute to document my latest changes.
Regarding PR, I am going to continue with what was started here:
If you are an inkscape user who wants to contribute, even if you can't
program, this is the perfect way to give back to the community. Please
help us flesh this out and refine it.
Packagers, please package up Pre3 if you have not already done so as a
practice run... and honestly, I think it would be safe to plan a release
for next week (between Monday the 5th and Friday the 9th), provided
packages are available and no new issues arise.
Any objections to this proposed plan? Any thoughts on if releasing on a
specific day of the week will get more notice?
Is there still much interest out there in having Inkscape support
I fixed some core issues to get things to at least compile/read, etc.
However there are still some bugs on specific features not working
when exported files are brought into JavaFX-land. It would help things
greatly if some users could poke about briefly and enter some
Launchpad bugs against Inkscape for individual JavaFX issues.
I decided to post this as a new topic rather than taking the
InkscapeForum.org one further off-topic.
I've pretty much finished my theme for the website, and it's available for
viewing at http://inkscape.chrismorgan.info/. I'll be setting up content as
I get to it (i.e. soon).
Other theme submissions are welcome, email them to me and I can set them up
Josh Andler said he would talk to Ian about getting me Drupal access on
inkscape.org - I don't know who Ian is or anything about that, but it could
help with testing :-). I'm happy to work with it on my server though, it
can be transferred without much trouble. Unless I hear about a
inkscape.org-hosted Drupal site very soon I'll just continue working on my
My work is mainly based on
duckgoesoink. Is she/are you subscribed to this list, or does anyone
know how to get in contact with her? I'd like to put a credit link in the
-- Chris Morgan <chris.morganiser@...400...>
I don't need a quote in my signature. It's hard enough surviving as it is
without having to find a meaningful quote. Will you forgive me? Or don't
you read this bit?
If you don't know, I run www.inkscapeforum.com--a relatively successful phpBB
forum for Inkscape users.
I created the forum because I knew there was demand and at the time I knew I
could devote a lot of time to make it successful. But I was never fond of
the idea that a single person would have ownership of the data accumulated
from the community.
I wanted to offer ownership of the forum to Inkscape.org. Ideally this only
needs to go as far as knowing that if I were hit by a bus, someone could
step in and take over. I don't know how things are ran on the inkscape.org
site, but I would be offering the entire setup to be hosted by inkscape.org
I would happily continue to moderate, and administer the board if
appropriate access were given. And I would redirect inkscapeforum.com to
the new domain, or change it's name servers.
Anyway, discussion open. Would Inkscape.org be interested in adopting the
forum? The forum won't be shutdown regardless of the answer.
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