On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, kevin lyda wrote:
> Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 18:48:14 +0100
> From: kevin lyda <kevin+dated+1095097702.31d89e at ie.suberic.net>
> To: irish linux users group <ilug at linux.ie>
> Subject: [ILUG] inkscape...
>> so Alan, what's inkscape?
Inkscape is an SVG based Vector Graphics program.
(follow the link and take a look!)
It is (was) a fork of Sodipodi but has quite a differnt user interface
more inkscape screenshots
Inkscape is moving towards C++
Inkscape is trying to use standard widgets where ever possible and to
follow the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines.
Efforts have been made to provide extensive keybindings.
Inkscape has support for markers (arrowheads basically).
Inkscape supporst the svg <use> tag, so you can clone objects without
having to duplicate all the underlying markup.
There is lots of active developement in progress (advanced text flows,
moving to gtkmm, move to pango is still in progress i think, scripting
support is being worked on by differnt people from differnt angles,
amongst other things).
In a recent roundup of Vector Graphics applications by Linux Format (a
magazine from the UK) Inkscape got 8/10 second only to OpenOffice.org Draw
(which also got 8/10 but won overall). Inkscape was commended on its
efforts to be user friendly.
If you want PDF from your Inkscape SVG files it is recommended that you
use the Desktop Publishing Application Scribus which has good SVG import
and PDF export that is second to none in open source. Inkscape and
Scribus developer are communicating and working on interoperability
> are you one of the developers? talk it up!
enthusiastic user would be a better description.
> is anyone here using it?
not as much as I'd like to ...
but I've created a few images for OpenClipart.org
The OpenClipart.org Library was created as a spinoff project to help
promote the use of SVG (inspired by the Sodipodi Flag collection).
> from Alan's message:
> Inkscape, Draw Freely http://inkscape.org
Inkscape, Draw Freely http://inkscape.org
Free SVG Clip Art http://OpenClipArt.org
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