Ted Gould wrote:
On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 18:13 -0600, fretfind@...540... wrote:
># CXX='ccache g++' ./configure --with-python=yes
>What am I doing wrong?
I'm not sure on this one, I'm guessing it is because you're missing some
of the python development libraries. I know that I had to find
something rather obscure -- but I don't remember what it was. Anyone?
I'm feeling really stupid right now. I don't think there is anything
obscure required. Just those painfully obvious *-dev packages. I can't
believe they weren't installed already.
>I can now see the effects menu, but the effects (for instance
>"DropShadow") don't seem to affect anything. What is the proceedure for
>using these effects?
Well, probably your issue with that one is that you have to have the
object selected that you want to put the drop shadow on. So, if there
is a square in the middle of the screen, you can select it, hit drop
shadow, and you'll have one. The reason that they're turned off by
default is that they're not user friendly yet :) Also, the "Blur Edges"
effect requires that the selected object be a path (Object to Path
And that makes me wonder if I'm missing something painfully obvious here
too. To-Path and Selected are what I had already tried. Now I'm out of
ideas, other than possibly I didn't enable something I should have. Now
that the effects menu is turned on in the preferences.xml file, do I
need to change any defines in the code? If it helps, I'm running debian
sid, installing inkscape into /usr/local and I have the sid package
installed as well.