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Re: [trinity-devel] Updating svgz images

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:55:27 -0400
On Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:29:32 -0700 (PDT)
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> > It's possible[1], and I'd bet the old ones were in fact
> > generated as vector exports, but the smallest versions may not look very good without
> > some manual retouch, which I didn't do to the attached files.  (I may not
> > have the right filenames either, but I'm sure you can sort it out.)
> > 
> > [1] To do so, you:
> > 1. Open Inkscape and load the .svgz
> > 2. Select File > Export Bitmap from the menu
> > 3. Set the dimensions and filename and click Export
> > 4. Repeat step 3 as necessary to generate all required sizes
> 
> Thank you. These look great!

You're welcome.

> I'll have to build inkscape as the app does not come standard with Slackware. That means 
>building about a dozen dependencies too. Sigh.
>
> I was able to open the svgz in karbon14, but karbon14 stretched the image vertically, like Silly 
>Putty. Would be nice if we could figure out how to use TDE software to support these images --- 
>eat our own dog food.

GIMP may have some svg support as well, but since it's primarily for raster
graphics and I already have Inkscape installed, I went straight for the 
vector-specific program.  But yes, not a small application—not quite as
nasty to compile as, say, Chromium, but there are times I see an update 
become available and kind of roll my eyes.  Boost, which IIRC it depends
on for building, is worse than Inkscape itself, too.

There used to be a couple of smaller vector graphics editors for Linux 
floating around, but I can't even remember their names anymore (skencil? 
Was that one?), much less their capabilities or status.

As for "eating our own dog food" . . . we've obviously got svg display 
capabilities in there somewhere, or we wouldn't be able to use these icons
in the first place.  Does anyone have any idea how to hook that into KView[1],
so that we can view svg/svgz in a Trinity application?  Is this something we
should file a bug/RFE for?

[1]TView? I must admit that I haven't been keeping proper track, with
packaging still stalled here.