> > It works like this:
> > any object (bitmap, shape, group) should be masked in simple shape.
> > If it would depend on mask-shape fill (white=transparent), it is the
> > best.
We already have SVG masking support. It's probably buggy because it's not
used, and it's not used because there's no UI for it. It's in our plans.
> > And what about text frames with aligning?
This is also being worked on. We're likely to have floating text in
arbitrary shapes some time into the future.
> > ps. I can't get a cvs access to build dev inkscape with kerning
> > features.
Doesn't anon CVS work these days? Or you have some errors when building? In
the first case, wait a day, then take the snapshot on the site (I believe
it's made daily).
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I have 0.37 installed on both Fedora Core 1 and Windows 2k. I have
attempted to print the keycode file (under Help) but both platforms only
print partial pages. Trying to print the tutorial also fails with the
page split vertically and only one page. I can attach some screen shots
if that would help but it seems printing does not work under 0.37.
Anyone else experience this?
George Farris farrisg@...30...
Malaspina University-College - Cowichan Campus
I've been a heavy Xara user until recently. Now I do about half of my design
work in Inkscape. It cannot yet do everything that Xara can, but what it can
do, it does in a much more usable and flexible way. One example is the
complete and precise (pixel-by-pixel) keyboard control for scaling,
rotating, and now kerning and letterspacing. I feel pain now when I use Xara
and have to constatntly switch from keys to mouse and back. And as for
Illustrator, oh, that's much worse in usability department than even Xara.
> : In XaraX you can add bevels and shadows to vector objects while the
> : objects remain fully editable, it's a very nice extra that no one else
> : to have going out there including Illustrator, Canvas or CorelDraw!!
We will eventually have a much more complete support for this kind of
features when we implement SVG filters. For example, Xara can only do
monochrome shadows that are bound to the parent object (if you separate it,
the shadow becomes a bitmap). We will have a gaussian blur of arbitrary
object, which is a superset of Xara's shadow and never downgrades to a
> : bevel types total in XaraX). The ability to use a vector to slice or
> : bitmap shape,
That's easy to do with our new boolean ops. Hopefully the slice command will
be ready for the next version.
> : I think it might be worth a look at to maybe glean some ideas for
> : implementation to make Inkscape really stand out from the rest of the
> : Linux/Win based vector/SVG apps.
Don't worry, I will never forget Xara even when I leave it for good :) Many
of the stuff I added to Inkscape was inspired by Xara, but I always tried to
do it better than Xara instead of just copying it.
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Hi to all,
I've been monitoring Inkscape since I know it.
I tried to use sodipodi, but inkscape has boolean
ops sooner and have nicer enviroment like panel within work window.
I have a few questions:
Are you planning to implement masking of vector/bitmap objects?
And partial kde-integration (file dialogs)? Gtk file-dialogs are terrible.
Just thought I'd mention I've finished another tutorial on my site; this
time it's on Bezier Curve Modeling. While I'm not promoting it as
anything spectacular, I think it could help people new to vector
graphics in general. It doesn't go into all the specifics, but it shows
people where the important tools are and gives an example of how to use
them. It can be found with my other tutorials, here:
Daniel G. Taylor
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I tried to compile inkscape with gcc-3.3.3 under Slackware (current). During
compile I get the following error:
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/inkscape-0.37/src/libnr'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I.. -I../../src
-I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0
-I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2
-Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Wsign-compare -Woverloaded-virtual
-Wswitch -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-unused-parameter -g -O2 -MT nr-types.o -MD
-MP -MF ".deps/nr-types.Tpo" \
-c -o nr-types.o `test -f 'nr-types.cpp' || echo './'`nr-types.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/nr-types.Tpo" ".deps/nr-types.Po"; \
else rm -f ".deps/nr-types.Tpo"; exit 1; \
In file included from /usr/include/pthread.h:655,
/usr/include/bits/sigthread.h:32: error: Fehler beim Parsen before `*' token
Means in English: Error while parsing in front of '*' token
make: *** [nr-types.o] Fehler 1
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/inkscape-0.37/src/libnr'
make: *** [all] Fehler 2
Is this an inkscape problem or a gcc issue?
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I just downloaded Inkscape today. It looks like a really slick program, but I had a couple of questions.
(1) How do I snap the vertex of one line to the vertex of another line?
(2) Do you set the color of a line in the fill/strokes dialog? (I seem to create a polygon when I try to add color to a line, and can only use black and white with the linear or radial gradient fills.)
(3) How do you snap a vertex to a grid?
(4) Is Inkscape programmed in Java, or another language?
Thanks for any tips or suggestions.
The Sunburned Surveyor