I see some action on rewriting Inkscape's General Ellipse code. It would be very nice if Inkscape could directly create the SVG circle and ellipse elements rather than use the SVG path element. I realize that this may be outside the scope of the current work but there is one thing that I should bring attention to: The SVG Working Group decided to allow markers on SVG shape elements. Inkscape will actually already draw markers on shapes if there already are markers placed on the shapes in the SVG file (but doesn't draw them "correctly"), however Inkscape does not allow one to add markers to shapes through the GUI. (I'm sure that the drawing of the markers is accidental and not intentional.)
It was fairly clear to the SVG WG that for rectangles, there are four markers (one for each corner) and for rounded rectangles, there are eight markers (one at each start and end of a corner arc). See attachment. It wasn't as clear what to do for circles and ellipses. The group decided that there should be four markers on circles and ellipses, located at the 0, 90, 180, and 270 degree points. Inkscape currently represents circles and arcs as two path elliptical arc segments. In order to have four markers, it should be using four elliptical arc segments.
I also noticed that the Object->Path command converts a circle/ellipse to a path using eight Bezier curves (and would thus have eight markers). It seems to me that it should be converting to four elliptical arc segments. (After all, converting a rectangle to a path doesn't produce four straight Bezier curves!)
 Top row: expected behavior, bottom row: test. Green: Start marker, Yellow: Mid marker, Red: End marker.
We still have dev.inkscape.org running, I think we should shut it down
since staging.inkscape.org takes over from that. I only just noticed
because dev is appearing in google search results for inkscape
I forget where it's being hosted though. Ian?
Hi Markus, all,
Markus has done a great job of C++ifying a ton of our C-classes, but...
there are still a few left.
Are we taking up that task too? :-))
For my daily use of Inkscape, SpinEdit controls are too small for quick
I'm would like to know where their min width is set.
I took a look into "src/widgets/widget-sizes.h" and trying to change these
values but even after a clean build it does not seems to have any effect :
So, GSoC coding period is over and now is documentation period. I've
sent two more commits to the Inkscape repository earlier today.
Nathan convinced me to think "why is the project great?" and then I
decided to make two more videos (mic is bad, but understandable, I
My strong accent is bad, but I don't have much people to talk to in
english, so you guys will need bear it. I hope you guys like the videos.
Tell me if this happens.
So, this is "documentation week" and I'll write more blog posts
regarding technical details (and group them under some folder in the
repository). I'll also write the so wanted tutorial (I accept hints
about its format).
After the week is over, so is GSoC 2013 and my responsibilities will
move from "GSoC 2013 student" to "lib2geom and Inkscape developer". The
first thing I should do is unify the construction of d attributes of
path elements and move this abstraction to the 2geom library, then
Inkscape and libdepixelize will share more code (always a good thing).
Second thing I'll do is prepare a new stable release of 2geom (need to
be discussed with the other of you devs) and create a package for the
ArchLinux User Repositories.
So, something to tease you guys. Me and Nathan (this guy always have
ideas. lucky me for having him as mentor) have some ideas about how to
improve the Kopf-Lischinski image quality and we decided to publish a
paper. Another cool three-months project to work on. I may finish the
harmonic maps triangulation (and put it inside 2geom) before implement
the new cool ideas. Anyway, I'll have to delay this project for one
week, because the community of my other open source project misses me
and have some issues demanding my attention.
So, another thing: if you guys have a hand-chosen collection of pixel
art images with Alpha Channel, please send me. They will help me in the
research project. Jabier did the first step and send me a bunch of this
images already, but the more the better (and mainly if they are
carefully chosen one-by-one).
It was an awesome experience to work with the Inkscape community.
Vinícius dos Santos Oliveira
This is only the staging server, so I'm only letting devs know. The
staging server is down while I move us from apache2 to enginx; most of
the work is complete already, there's just some last minute configuring
Hopefully I'll be ready to release some cool features by the start of
A lot of the fancy filters do not have any user parameters; i am looking at
Filters -> Materials -> Gold splatter, for example.
How can I tweak the colors this produces ? (the "gold" is too green for my
Is it a python extension script? I'm failing to find that in the extensions
i started a new thread, even though this stems from the same task that made me
start the previous thread (hack-tweaking a filter)
Is there a way to rasterize an object or a selection in inkscape? That might
also accomplish my goal — I could then apply raster color manipulations...
currently, that's impossible, if my gold-splatter is in vector form. (AFAICT)