I took a quick look at Kjell Ahlstedt's statement that he will cease to maintain gtkmm and other such modules soon. Before I write him to find out what's happening, I would like to get a few ideas from any of you what you want to see in gtkmm so that I can write a letter that is worth reading.
For context about me, I am just getting back into C++ after a 20-year hiatus and am in the process of reviewing latest developments in the language. I have written an introductory tutorial series for Inkscape, so I have a decent feeling for how to use it so I can talk with you about it intelligently (I hope).
My basic idea is that, if Kjell wants to move on from gtkmm, might it be worth our while to step in where he leaves off? Might there be other options? I speak naively because I am new to this particular arena of software development and yet am interested in contributing to Inkscape's good health in a meaningful way.
I appreciate and salute all of you who are doing all this work for Inkscape and for all those graphic artists who desperately want to learn, improve, and realize their creative potential with this powerful tool. Your thoughts and perspectives are more than welcome.
Best wishes for the early Spring,
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It fixes numerous crashes and several major inconveniences, such as lost styling
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I have read your musings about gtkmm and I wonder: is it worthwhile for somebody else to cultivate the Web site and help gtkmm keep up with the rest of the world? I am sorely tempted to get involved, especially because I am reviewing my old C++ from about 20 years ago. Maintaining and improving gtkmm would be a huge task and, indeed, much more than one person can do, and yet, that is how wonderful things get started, or revivified.
I have looked over the gtkmm Web site and noted that it is a good Web site. To keep it up-to-date is a huge project for one person. On the other hand, might it be worth thought and energy for new blood to maintain gtkmm and its Web site?
I am tangentially involved with a science fiction and fantasy convention organization in Portland, Oregon, USA, called Orycon. We are aging out and desperately need new blood to continue a worthwhile and valuable tradition in this city. The challenge for us involves reaching out and contacting younger people of a New Age culture to become involved in keeping Orycon alive and vibrant. I spend time thinking about what we can do to keep gtkmm alive and thriving. I remember that a new fellow in India, Soham, just contacted us and is interested in getting involved. This is a good sign. How can we recruit more? This is just a naive rhetorical question right now, perhaps all the more rhetorical because I have a busy and chaotic work schedule. At least, I can sit with a glass of a nice white wine and think through what we can do.
I hope I'm not wasting your time. I like to sit on the sofa and think about projects and, when the time is good, act on those thoughts. The tutorial I was writing is finished and now I can move on to other things, such as gtkmm.
I appreciate your time, thoughts, and concern. You are not alone. I hope that I can provide good company.
Hello everyone, I am Soham Tripathy aka Archaic Mage from India. I
started using Inkscape as an alternative to Illustrator (which was costly)
for my school projects (small scale). Inkscape is free to use, easy to
navigate and has noticed many significant improvements over the years.
I was fascinated by the team which was able to make such a
wonderful product.This inspired me to contribute to open source projects.
Since, Inkscape was the first software which introduced me to open source,
I wanted to start contributing to it.
I am a second year, computer science student in Indian Institute of
Technology, Madras. I am completely new to open source contributions, but I
have a good enough knowledge on git, c++, CSS, GitHub and I have also
started learning GTK.
In regards to it, I have successfully forked and cloned the Inkscape
repository on my local system(Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS) and I was also able to
build and run it. I have also read the programming style used.
Kindly guide me, on how to start making small contributions to Inkscape,
what kind of issues to address and how to start researching about those