On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Robin KAY wrote:
I have made a giant patch against inkscape 0.38.1 which allows it
compile under Solaris and with the SunPro compiler. No doubt it won't
apply cleanly against the CVS head but I'll look in to that in a few days.
Thanks, sounds like some very valuable code cleanup items.
BTW, on an unrelated note, are there any plans for animation support?
Animation is on the roadmap, yes, although it's a considerable ways
off. Of course, if someone were to take an interest in working on it,
we'd certainly have no problem accepting a patch early. ;-)
But there has been some good bits of news on these fronts:
* Ishmal has added ECMA code to the codebase and hooked in compile
SVG; this can be used for animation, and is the reason for adding
Those interested in helping work on this aspect of animation could
probably find some nice bite-sized bits to implement to help
Ishmal. For example, he currently needs a "Run Button" added to
* We've heard reports of a program called LIVES (see the Tools page
on the website), which is a video editing system. You can create
movies with Inkscape by twiddling your drawing and exporting as
numbered PNG files, then use LIVES to hook them all into a movie.
* There is another program that uses the Sodipodi codebase, and that
specializes in animation, but I don't recall the name offhand and
couldn't find it with a quick googling.
* In addition to ECMA, SMIL is the other way to do animation in SVG.
I don't know much more than that, nor know of any work along those
lines that anyone's doing.