I set up this repository a while ago, but it broke, and now I think I
have it all running again. I'm still running the builds manually so
they're not quite "nightlies" but it's been running reliably, so I'm
almost ready to move it to an automated script.
This is a PPA that contains frequent builds of Inkscape directly from
the trunk branch. It creates a separate package called "inkscape-devel"
that you can install while you have stable version of Inkscape installed
as well. Hardy is still a bit broken, so this is for people on Ubuntu
releases 8.10 or newer.
Currently, this will have pre2 plus other patches and translations that
have been put in trunk since it's release.
A program I've written (timechart, see http://blog.fenrus.org/?p=5 ) has SVG as output format.
The idea behind timechart is to show what is happening in a system as part of performance tuning,
and to do so in a way that is "infinitely zoomable", that is, if you want more information
about a portion of the timechart, all you need to do is zoom in and more small details appear.
With Inkscape being the primary suggested tool for viewing the output, I currently have a problem
in that I can't put the finest details into the SVG, because inkscape just won't allow zooming deep enough
to be able to see those details.
I made the patch below that bumps the limits on zooming so that users of timechart then can
get to the very finest details (if this patch is accepted I'll change timechart to put the details
in that I've not been able to put in so far). I hope this (or a change with similar effects)
is acceptable for inclusion into Inkscape.
Arjan van de Ven
Intel Open Source Technology Center
--- src/desktop-handles.h (revision 22220)
+++ src/desktop-handles.h (working copy)
@@ -21,8 +21,8 @@
-#define SP_DESKTOP_ZOOM_MAX 256.0
-#define SP_DESKTOP_ZOOM_MIN 0.01
+#define SP_DESKTOP_ZOOM_MAX 4096.0
+#define SP_DESKTOP_ZOOM_MIN 0.001
#define SP_COORDINATES_UNDERLINE_NONE (0)
#define SP_COORDINATES_UNDERLINE_X (1 << Geom::X)
After too much delay, some for good and some for stupid reasons I've
finally uploaded a pre2 source package for Inkscape. This is VERY close
to the final 0.47 release so it's important that people pay attention
and we don't let things fall through the cracks.
There should be packages available shortly, packagers please reply to
this message with information regarding those.
Please discuss any release critical bugs or other information regarding
the release on the inkscape-devel mailing list.
=== MD5 Sums ===
I'd really love to see beter text tools and better image links
management in Inkscape for 0.48:
- An improved text tool with the ability of setting other units than
pixels, better inline style edition, break words with hyphenation for
better looking justified text blocks.
- Better management of image links (manage absolute and relative links
properly) and a simpe UI to fix broken links or relink images. Also a
proper interpretation of the resolution of the imported images (i.e.: if
the document's default units are cm or inches, read the resolution value
of the image and scale it to fit the proper size).
Those are in my oppinion some weak points in inkscape that should be
revised as soon as possible.
I think I can wait for the animation features proposed in the current
If you could commit please.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: theAdib <theAdib@...1439...>
Date: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 1:18 AM
Subject: [Bug 397075] Re: Inkscape crashes adding image effect in filter editor
Appended patch resolves the crash situation.
The patch catches now all BadURIExceptions.
Pls test and confirm.
** Changed in: inkscape
Assignee: (unassigned) => theAdib (theadib)
** Attachment added: "patch for catching all exceptions"
** Changed in: inkscape
Status: Confirmed => In Progress
Inkscape crashes adding image effect in filter editor
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I just tried uninstalling to check whether the uninstaller would delete my theme customizations in etc, lib, and share when it uninstalled it's core files, and ran into the following problems.
FYI, the original installation was into E:\Inkscape
1) Installer appeared to be deleting files and at the end of the process pop'd a dialog asking if I wanted to delete "E". Obviously as E is one of my partitioned "drives" I said no. Don't really know what the uninstaller would have done, but this appears serious.
2) Likely due to my "no" answer in (1), it doesn't appear any files were deleted by the installer.
Note that the original install did not go smoothly as I first tried to have the installer install to a non-empty directory containing my theme customizations. Once the installer squawked that it couldn't install to a non-empty dir, I manually deleted my customizations (while the installer was still running) and then was able to get the installer to continue by clicking the Cancel button (I think) many times until it continued.
It may be that the original installation snags are to blame for.
However, this is an example of why I initially avoid installers like the plague until they prove that they will not degrade my system.
Please, please, please continue to provide the 7z's at the same time as the installers :)
I'll check out the next release of the installer when it comes out to see how it handles installing to an existing dir with theme customizations.
>From what I remember, there were plans to remove latency skew from
Preferences. Could we please either get rid of it or have an
explanation in a tooltip what this function actually does? Jon?
Similar to the email I sent regarding my Win2K SP4 box, I'm having uninstall
issues on my Vista system using an administrator account.
The issue on Vista is that after uninstall, it doesn't appear any of the
Inkscape core files was deleted. Worse yet, it left the shortcut on my
desktop but then Vista refused to delete the shortcut giving an error that
said that the shortcut was no longer in "C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop" and
refused to delete.
As many things appear to fix themselves on Windows by our friend The Reboot,
I did, and it solved the unable-to-delete-desktop-shortcut issue. Don't
know if the Inkscape core files would have then been deleted (would it have
left my theme customizations intact ??).
Don't know what the issue is, but maybe the uninstaller needs to trigger a
reboot in order to not cause these problems....and please don't kill off the
7z's in favor of installers.