On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 2:34 PM, John & Melonie Curwood wrote:
After my last talk with Joshua about updating the manual for the .47
release, I came across the pending release notes for .47. Using these I
made a list of updates or modifications that should be made to existing
or new chapters so the manual will line up with version .47.
This is perfectly fine. We reused released notes a lot during 1st
stage of work on the manual :)
Update info on toolbars. (new toolbar, toolbars are resizeable...etc)
But make the snapping options toolbar section short there. It's better
to still have a separate section on snapping IMO :)
SVG Fonts? (don't know if this would have high enough use
I can add this information, but first we need to be sure that this
will go to 0.47. It looks like this is a broken feature due to some
bugs in a third party library (Cairo).
Chapter needs updating.
Before you do this, we need to revert a cosmetic change in UI :)
Add Chapters For some of the new effects.
e.g. Sketch, Hatches, von Koch, Knot, Perspective Paths, Spiro
Splines, Envelope and lattice deformations...etc
Not all of the ones mentioned in release notes will be in 0.47.
Maybe talk about new and improved extension in this section. e.g.
Arrange>Restack, Modify Path>Add nodes, Printing>Add Printing Marks,
Render>3D Polyhedron, Render>Alphabet soup...etc (Because there are so
many, I would recommend adding them all under one chapter rather than as
SVG Filters should be separate from Extensions
Input Devices/Device Configuration??
Nothing has changed there for 0.47. The new dialog won't be released this time.
Updates to the inkscape preferences dialogue??
Didi we have any changes there? IIRC even the Win32 bug wasn't fixed.
General notes and Topics I'm not sure where to add.
Review all chapters for references to the effects/Extensions menu
Linked bitmaps update – where to add – should there be a
bitmaps section, which could include the tracing bitmaps chapter.
Object Properties now include Title/Description/Interactivity
attributes. - where to add?
I wish I knew. Lemme think more.
Note around exporting of blured objects – which should now
of the blur and not accidentally cut it off. (under working with files
Working with files, in my opinion
Thank you very much for your work!