I was looking into fixing
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1707919 and, after compiling a
recent Inkscape version I noticed that the behavior of knot changed wrt.
selection and dragging compared to 0.92.x.
After some research on the mailing list I found the change mentioned
I can see the benefit of keeping knots selected to be able to move
them with the keyboard but I still find the new behavior a little
unintuitive, at lest for shape editing:
1. The colors of the mouse-over and selected states are the same,
maybe the coloring scheme of node paths can be copied: where
mouse-over color is different from the selected and dragging colors
which are the same.
2. Previously selected knots look still selected when _another_ knot
is dragged without pressing Shift.
Steps to replicate:
1. Change size of a rect using one corner.
2. Then change the size using the opposite corner.
The firs corner looks still selected.
3. Shift-click does not really select arc knots for ellipses, or
rounding knots for rects, because this action is already used for
something else, e.g. to close the arc instead.
Would it be possible to use Ctrl-Shift-click for the current
function and leave Shift-click for the normal select behavior?
IMHO this would be more consistent.
4. Dragging with the mouse only affects the last selected knot, even
if multiple ones are selected, but this is not a big deal, the
behavior is different compared to path nodes, but both make sense
I'll resume working on https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1707919
after the details from above are sorted out, to avoid overlapping
When verifying 1. I also noticed that path nodes change their size when
clicked the _first_time_ but then get smaller again if the object
is unselected and re-selected; however this is unrelated to the message
above, I'll file a separate bug report for that if it can considered a
bug, what do you think?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Hi everyone! After a few years using Inkscape I finally decided to get
involved with their development.
I think that Inkscape it's the best alternative to Adobe Illustrator, but
I feel like is needed a big upgrade, fundamentally on their interface that
looks like very old and caotic.
Unfortunately, I'm a web developer, so I don't know how to code in C++ but
I can develop the UI/UX design.
Is there someone hightly motivated to develop with me a nice update for
When we add a transform to a document the root layers become
I realy dont know why this transforms, is a unnecesary feature
(basicaly the transform invert the document transform in the Y axis)
Sometimes a user want one direction and sometimes other, usualy is
ignored because reposition of draw.
So in my point of view is better remove this "hidden" transform.
To put one place I find today this boring thing:
* I do a mockup for a web
* Copy a icon in it to a new doc
* Resize document to s ex: 32x32px.
* Move the icon to the center
* Work on it big time
* Going to publish but problems because your container layer has a
transform ex: in Y=200.22414234
* Preview the file in browser. contours are not aligned to pixel even
with PixelSnap extension
* After sometimes maybe have look and find the way:
1.- remove layer transform
2.- move the nodes to final position with node tool (cross fingers is
not a group, if is a group, deep ungroop and move all nodes (loose
3.- apply pixelsnap or rounder.
Any other has the same problem?
Whats the comunity opinion to remove this transform?
Hi folks. To solve the problem with spreadshirt bringing in too many
options for each design, I've made a series of designs, ONE of which
will be the design to go on the spreadshirt store.
So... please choose. :) (Note that each design is shown on a black
shirt and white shirt so you can see what the same design looks like
Link to samples here:
Designs are numbered 1 - 5
Recently I had quite a bit of help with fixing problems in drawings that
came via DWG -> PDF:
I see there have been many posts over the years about developing a CAD
version of Inkscape - with suggested changes to the code for v1.2, that
should be more easily done? ie A separated backend "engine" with
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I have downloaded the inkscape source code 0.92.3.tar.bz. Have been able to
compile and build it from source both on Linux as well as Windows
Now i am having trouble in choosing an IDE for inkscape development, need
guidance how to invoke this source code in an IDE environment.
Need suggestions on to choose an IDE which can simplify the development
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I've removed twitter login from inkscape.org as it's started to fail.
this is a combination of tightening API use from social media companies
and our use of an out-dates django social auth package.
(What's not great is the renaming of the social auth package and
breaking backwards compatibility. But that's my own grumble crumble)
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Hi Developers and Community Members,
we are currently planning to have an Inkscape hackfest in Kiel, in
It was suggested it could take place this year's autumn/fall already,
and I was able to reserve a conference room in a startup center close to
the city's university for early September, from Sun, 2018-09-09 until
This will be during the 'Digitale Woche Kiel', a city-wide event week
that aims to introduce people to IT and technology, and just before the
'Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage', a local conference with workshops,
talks and an exhibition about Linux and Open Source software.
The Inkscape Board has not voted on funding of the event yet.
Details about the proposed Hackfest can be found at:
If you are interested in attending the Hackfest in Kiel in September,
please add your name to the list at:
Please also add any topic that you would be interested to discuss during
the Hackfest, or that you would like to suggest for discussion, here: