I just discovered that OpenMP support (used to parallelize Gaussian
blur) is not functional on Linux and OS X because of a missing
AC_DEFINE. Here is a patch that fixes this problem. Admins: please
apply to 0.48 branch also.
We are still using the internal Poppler API to import PDFs. This is
very bad, since the internal Poppler API is not stable, and will keep
breaking. (We already don't build with poppler > 0.12.1)
How about using the public Glib API to render to a Cairo SVG surface
instead? This is how pdf2svg works, and to be honest I had to use that
utility several times to augment Inkscape, because it handles text
much better. What are the advantages to using internal Poppler API
Chris Lilley wrote:
> On Saturday, January 16, 2010, 10:32:16 PM, knowone wrote:
> k> How can I save the file as PNG with the drop shadow intact?
> Make sure you are exporting as PNG. Do not 'Save As' Cairo PNG.
> (I came across this a couple of days ago, and the symptom was that blur filters were not being applied. Also, the pixel dimensions of the two methods differ, if the graphic bleeds over the edge of the 'page').
Can someone tell me why we have a non-vector format in the save as list?
One that seems redundant and apparently with less functionality than the
normal export. Is this for testing purposes?
Selector tool has a new mouse cursor (arrow with an open hand) for
when your mouse is over a selectable object, and another (arrow with
clinched hand) for when you're dragging an object. This improves
precision of selection and UI consistency (previously, the mouse
cursor over a selectable object was different across platforms, e.g.
hand icon on Linux or four-way arrow on Windows).
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
I just built the inkscape trunk from bzr and ran this script
bus = dbus.SessionBus()
inkdoc1 = bus.get_object('org.inkscape', '/org/inkscape/desktop_0')
doc1 = dbus.Interface(inkdoc1, dbus_interface="org.inkscape.document")
im = doc1.image(100 ,100, '/home/ktenney/Firefox_wallpaper.png')
Which worked on a dbus branch a while back.
Now it starts inkscape, but does not place the image
- was the dbus code merged?
- if so, how do I enable/use it?
- if not, where is dbus capable code?
LyX has some kind of mechanism for jointly donating towards the
implementation of a specific feature.
With a bit of googling there seem to be quite a number of sites for
> arranging freelance work like this. I don't know if anyone here has an
> experience with such a site or would be able to recommend one, but my
> guess would be that it might be easiest and most transparent to just
> post your requests on such a site and announce it here, especially if
> you also want to let others donate.
Med vänlig hälsning,
Björn A. Göransson
Congratulations on another terrific release! I hope you’re all taking a well-deserved break.
In the meantime, I wanted to discuss whether it’s possible to rework the Tiled Clones interface, mainly to address the following issues:
- Location: Tiled Clones is too powerful a tool to be hidden in Edit. Proposal: move Tiled Clones to Object, and have it open a dialogue like Fill, Align etc rather than a floating box (Ctrl + Shift + C).
- The interface: the current interface is very powerful, but it feels like staring down a math/geometry class. :P Separating Tiles and Rotate and adding a preview area using simple examples would be nice.
- “How do I make it rotate around This point?” Have the option to select an on-screen guideline, like how it works with filters and LPEs. For rotations, you select an angled line.
Now, I’m assuming that most uses of tiled clones would fall into a few major categories:
- Tiles: including simple symmetry and various tiles options.
- Radial Clone: flowers, laces, round borders, clocks, gears...
- Objects Along Path: Like Pattern Upon Path, except for objects. Example: a line of trees bordering a curving river and fading into the background.
So, long-story short, my proposal for more user-friendly Tiled Clones interface:
Options that I’ve missed will of course have to be added back in. Thoughts?
Firstly, congratulations and thank you all so much for Inkscape 0.48
I was just looking at this page here:
And I have to say I'm fairly disappointed that Inkscape as a project
caters so poorly to educating Free Desktop users about how to get
Inkscape for their platform.
It's not just that there isn't a download for Ubuntu or Fedora directly,
but because it doesn't even have an apt link or a ppa for where you can
get the latest Inkscape release.
This causes major headaches for us trying to support Ubuntu: like
Mozilla who recommend Ubuntu users upgrade their version of Ubuntu by
downloading tar-balls, it's annoying, confusing for users and a it's
maintaining the myth that FOSS is for geeks.
If you'd like some help with the preparation of the page and publishing
for various platforms, I'd be very happy to lend a hand.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
I just fixed a bug in trunk that should be released also in 0.48.1.
How should one go about this? Is there a better way of simply doing the
edits twice, once in trunk and once in 0.48.1 branch? (i.e. should i
merge things or...)