- Great tool! It will make editing a lot faster, maybe adding a dropdown
list for XML attributes and Style attributes would turn it into a real
powertool. Or even better.. a find and replace! That way one could more
easily do a find and replace of font family or delete all styles to clean
the SVG document for use with CSS ;-)
Add some class to a certain type of object would beinteresting as well.
- The Measurement tool is a great idea, but I wonder if it wouldn't be
cool to be able to create a measured line with it. It would require some
checkbutton in the context menu and maybe press "space" to generate the
SVG objects. I take it that they are SVG objects anyway that get drawn? It
would be a great replacement for the extension. Or maybe it is possible to
port all those visualise path functions to this tool?
- The sliders
For color do not move very smoothly when you want to put the value to 100%
opacity using the left mouse button, curiously using the right button
works fine. Once I click it I'd like to be editing the whole number
straight away. Maybe the behaviour might be changed a bit. Left click,
edit value by typing new value, right click drag slider. Or vice versa.
- Speed of refresh
Much improved! Kudo's to all! I can now draw several blurred objects with
opacity, layer them and effectively move them while zoomed in on them in
- Erase tool
Amazing! I guess it now works as intended, erazing on selected object or
every object in stack rather than the behaviour previously. If this could
be combined with the calligraphic tool to make it into an etching type of
tool, it would be far advanced of anything I've seen.
- Gradient fill/stroke
When I dragged my stroke handles and it touched the fill handle centre,
the fill centre moved.
- Drop Shadow
Hah! You beat me to it! It was one of the topics on my wish list..
coloured dropshadows! Joy! The sliders are a bit unpractical though. Maybe
a compass type/joystick button would be better for the offset.
- Filters textures
Whoops.. filter applied to almost the whole page rather than the selected
object, when I drew another object and applied it to it, effect was
correct. Maybe it had to do with the size of my first selected object but
Okay,.. for sofar my latest remarks on the testing. Great job and other
things will take more time to find out I guess.
On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:45:25 +0800, Tavmjong Bah <tavmjong@...8...> wrote:
On Thu, 2012-11-15 at 15:21 +0800, Jelle wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Testing this recent build. Inkscape 0.48+devel r11870
Thanks for testing.
> So far:
> New stuff:
> - Love the Symbol manager. It will greatly inprove productivity. I wish
> that a similar thing could be done with first level grouped objects and
> using the same CTRL+select for objects within that. Ehm,.. a small note
> saying Use CTRL+C to copy might help though, as I tried clicking and
> dragging first. BTW. If it would follow the rule of always paste in
> it would be a great help in templating designs.
Glad you love it! It would be possible to do with first level grouped
objects but I think it might be better to use tagged groups, i.e.:
Yes,.. but what if the file was not created in Inkscape. Hate to say it,
but there are other ways to create SVG files ;-) If possible I would
rather see a departure of the larding inside the SVG document with
It would be more natural for the dialog to work with dragging. Perhaps
somebody will step up and do it but I don't have time at the moment. As
I understand it, all drop and drag is done by writing to an external
file and the reading it back in. This should be changed, perhaps a GSOC
> - The new text edit docker is great! Would have liked to see a list of
> fonts used in the document though, so you can more easily select from
> fonts already chosen, find out missing fonts etc.. Could that be added
> a third tab?
Might be better to add at the top of the font drop-down list with
missing fonts grayed out.
What if you have a type soup design with 20 types? Rare and often
disencouraged, but possible. Selecting the 21st one would be a bit
problematic. Using a 3rd tab on the text editor would allow for displaying
some details on the type like width for standard word in px or units in
the current kerning setting. That can be quite handy for a typographer
making a decision.
> - Does Inkscape already support SVG font display (Tiny, not Full)? I
> Mozilla doesn't support it and probably never will, but I really would
> love to use them regardless. I have several use cases in mind that are
> uniquely possible using SVG fonts and don't care if users will have to
> "Modern" browsers like ahem.. the rest. Now we can create Glyphs, but I
> not sure if it is possible to display them yet.
Not yet. IE also will not implement SVG fonts (since Mozilla won't).
Rats! IE is becoming a modern browser again as well... lol. Would be
heartbreaking if MS would have a greater support of SVG than Firefox
Not quite sure whether it is regression or a new bug with the clipping.
The behaviours seem similar and not what we'd like to see.