I haven't been following the lists for a while, what is the uberconverter? Is this a real piece of software people are working on, or a joke? ...Eric
On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 10:05:19AM -0700, Eric Wilhelm wrote:
# from Alexandre Prokoudine # on Tuesday 27 September 2005 09:17 am:
native code. So, there is no reason to add import/export code to the main tree (though aggregating the required programs *next to* the tree in the distribution will simplify the dependency issues.
Just ship whatever version is known to be stable and tested alongside inkscape. If necessary, install them outside of $PATH and call them with absolute filenames (/usr/local/inkscape/external/pstoedit or whatever.)
I agree if you are talking about the proposed use of scribus for I/E,
Plus Dia, plus Sketch/Skencil, plus pstoedit, plus etc.
Ok. Including Dia and Sketch in your distribution makes it too heavy. These are short-term workaround dependencies. But aggregating pstoedit or the various uberconverter programs in the distribution won't add that much weight and will certainly ease the install/dependencies issues. Of course, some users have no troubles handling dependencies on their own and would rather not have these in the distribution, but it is simple enough to provide all of them as an optional (one stop shopping) add-on package.