On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 fretfind@...540... wrote:
>That appears to be my problem. After "apt-get install libxml-xql-perl"
>the Dropshadow effect now works. The other effects (grid, blur edges,
>etc.) still seem to have no effect. And since they are plugins and not
>scripts, I really have no idea how to debug them. Any ideas?
On the console it will tell if they linked in okay... if they didn't then
they wouldn't work. To be entirely honest, they are kinda fragile right
now. I'm planning on making them internal extensions -- I think I was a
bit over zealous with the plugin stuff.
Some things that might be wrong, is your binary stripped? If there is no
internal symbols they won't connect in. Also, they really need to be the
same version as the binary. If you're not doing a "make install"
everytime they can get out of sync in unhappy ways.
To show my ignorance...
I don't know how to strip a binary, so I'll assume it isn't stripped.
And I do do "make install" after each compile. Unless figuring out why
the plugins don't work for me can benefit Inkscape's development in some
way, I think I'll just let this be for now and concentrate on learning
about the posibilities of scripting effects.
Thanks very much for your help so far.