In conjunction with the new Tutorials page, and call for new
tutorial authors to join, I'm thinking maybe a Documentation team should
be created (on the website Teams page)? It might at least be a good
starting place, to think about a new community-managed manual, and all
kinds of other documentation.
3 years, 1 month
tutorials for Inkscape website
I'm brynn and I've contacted most of you before, as much as 5
or 6 years ago, when I was first creating a centralized listing of
Inkscape tutorials (on Inkscape Community
Unfortunately, for personal reasons, I'm going to have to close
Inkscape Community at the end of this month. However, with help from
the Inkscape website team, I've set up a somewhat similar system on the
Inkscape website, where we want to make a new collection of tutorials.
So I want to invite all of you Inkscape tutorial authors to
join us, and make a new collection of tutorials on the Inkscape
website. Please visit this new page when you have a chance, and check
If you'd like to help, please join us in the Documentation
chatroom: https://chat.inkscape.org/channel/documentation. Or repy to
the Docs mailing list, if you're subscribed. Or email me at the return
address of this message, or use the website PM system (click on my
profile, then the envelope icon).
3 years, 2 months
some changes on website - vectors team
Back about 5 years ago, when Martin started to develop what
we've come to know as the modern day Inkscape website, I transferred
what I thought was worthy info from the old wiki, and that became the
current Around the Internet page
(https://inkscape.org/community/inkscape-around-internet/). It was
worthy at that time, because the gallery had not been launched quite yet.
Because it's 100% 3rd party links, in a bargain to allow the
page onto the website, (which does not want 3rd party links) I
volunteered to keep it up to date. At the time, we regularly had users
contacting us to list their sites there. And of course links would go
dead from time to time too.
I've just started the process to update it again, and I realize
that we have not had a single request in the last couple of years, from
someone to list their site there. And I see sites that once has a
couple dozen images, which now have just a couple. And a few of those
sites are about to be completely deleted (dead links).
I'm thinking that the usefulness of this page - which was to
show users what Inkscape can do - has outlived it's purpose. Now we have
the gallery, where users can not just upload their images, but link to
their own images, and as well do the same in their profile.
So I want to propose deleting that page (or moving it into some
kind of hidden historical area, if outright deleting it doesn't seem right).
And at the same time, I want renew the discussion about
starting a new website feature, where users can either themselves make a
little article explaining and showing about their project where they've
used Inkscape (or else a website editor could interview them, and write
it up for them). I think it would only take one article to get the ball
rolling, and start to attract other users to participate.
Since I'm resigning as a moderator, I'll have enough time to be
a contact person for such a new feature.
Under the heading of "changes on the website", the new
Tutorials page is almost ready. For those who have edit access on the
website, you can preview it here.
https://inkscape.org/tutorials-proposed. It will replace the current
Tutorials page. And the Video Tutorials page will be deleted, since
this new page has both kinds.
Comments welcome on any of this!
3 years, 2 months
What can we improve in our wiki?
by Victor Westmann
I was just taking a look at Blender's Wiki (
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Main_Page) and I was happy to identify they
are using a similar wiki engine as we are. But I also noticed that they
have a more modern (beautiful?) visual than we do. Is this something we are
able to implement in our wiki as well?
Besides this... are we going to revamp our wiki and centralize
documentation material in it? Or are we going to readthedocs? Or are we
going to centralize our efforts in the Gitlab wiki feature? Please let me
I am really excited to read the article on how to write themes and icon
sets for inkscape 1.x once it is ready.
3 years, 2 months