yes, extensions would be very valuable indeed.
One thing we would have to do though, before we list them, is to check
each one on the list for compatibility with the latest Inkscape version,
or at least find out which one is the last version with which they are
compatible. Also we will probably not need to list those that come with
Inkscape (when 0.93 is released, we may have to add a few, then, see
Many extensions are no longer / not well maintained. And now, with the
changes to the extensions function calls in 0.91, many that worked for
years for 0.48.x don't work any more.
If their licence allows it, we could also consider to upload the working
ones to the website, and add a link to where they come from. Or better
to contact the author and ask them to upload to the website. Some kind
of 'central repository' would make it very easy for users to find what
But always, always we need to add a hint about the Inkscape version they
are known to work with, if we don't want to frustrate our users.
I think the developers have also been considering (as a far away
feature) a central repository that can be accessed from inside Inkscape,
like the plugins for Firefox (oh - that's the text from that Wiki page ;) ).
About the name: I don't know why Martin chose to call them 'Addons'. In
German, I just called them the same as the menu entry in Inkscape (there
isn't too much choice in German anyway, unless I want to use the English
Am 11.07.2015 um 02:25 schrieb Brynn:
I just thought of a wiki page that might need to be moved to the
website. I often consult this page:
as often as twice weekly, sometimes. Almost always I'm trying to help
someone who posted in a forum, but occasionally I'm looking for myself.
Related to extensions repository, I'm trying to make a list of as
many Inkscape extensions as I can find, which are not listed here or on
the Addons page of the website, which I plan to keep on my website (like
the tutorials). But of course I would be glad to share it, or even
update that wiki page, if it would be appropriate. Perhaps those who
created the extensions had some reason not to list their extension
there? I'm not sure, but I'll be glad to add them to the list, if it's
One more related question. Why is the Addons page called
"Addons" and not "Extensions"?
From: "Brynn" <brynn@...78...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 2:29 PM
To: "Maren Hachmann" <maren@...68...>;
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] publish Community To-Do List page
> Sorry, I somehow sent an empty message. The mouse got away from me, I
> I don't really have anything to add.
> I just thought the page can't be useful if it's just sitting there not
> published. So whatever needs to be done to get it out there.
> From: "Maren Hachmann" <maren@...68...>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:39 AM
> To: "Brynn" <brynn@...78...>;
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] publish Community To-Do List page
>> Brynn, your answer seems to have been lost ;) - or maybe this was an
>> Am 08.07.2015 um 05:13 schrieb Brynn:
>>> From: "Maren Hachmann" <maren@...68...>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 5:34 PM
>>> To: <inkscape-docs(a)lists.sourceforge.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] publish Community To-Do List page
>>>> Hi Brynn,
>>>> I've just updated your list a little.
>>>> - added a link to the corresponding bug reports for those
>>>> pages-to-create. Maybe answering to a bug report on lp has a lower
>>>> threshold than posting to this list. I only remembered we had bug
>>>> reports for this when I looked through them recently.
>>>> - as per Martin's request, I separated out the pages to represent a
>>>> single task each.
>>>> - then there was the discussion about finding translators
>>>> for the manual written by Elisa and Nico. I added that, too, while
>>>> currently not officially part of the Inkscape project, I'd think we
>>>> should do what we can to support their effort.
>>>> - Also added a link to the contribute page in the intro text, so
>>>> who do not find a task that fits for them in the list can access more
>>>> options easily.
>>>> - the empty rows are now gone (we can insert a new one easily when we
>>>> need it), and there's an alternating background color, so finding
>>>> line is easier
>>>> Are there any more pages from the Wiki that deserve to be updated and
>>>> transferred to inkscape.org?
>>>> Am 07.07.2015 um 23:04 schrieb Brynn:
>>>>> Hi Friends,
>>>>> I was waiting to publish the new To-Do List page, because it
>>>>> like Maren and I were going to add more items to it, related to
>>>>> user-facing pages from the wiki. But that seems to be on hold, for
>>>>> So I wonder if it should be published, so that other
>>>>> people can
>>>>> already start using it, to get their own projects listed?