On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:47:20 -0700 (PDT) Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote: > > Hmmm. Sounds like karbon may not fully implement the > > svg standard (Inkscape does, except for a quirk with the handling of multiline text--it's why > > they forked from Sodipodi in the first place). Either that, or it has some kind of > > weird problem with overlapping shapes. > > > > Anyway, Karbon did install for me, so I'll try to find some > > time to poke at it and see what it can (and can't) do. If I can squeeze out a couple of > > lines of description each tool or setting and a few illustrative screen shots, that'll be more > > than we have, and if I can't, we'll be no worse off. > > If possible, would you create a bug report with a nominal punch list of what seems broken in karbon? That will provide us a place to start. I'll do that. > Maybe we should browse the old KDE bug tracker for karbon bugs and after validating, transfer those reports to our system. >If the bugs have been resolved then likely they were fixed in KDE4 rather than KDE3 and we could look at the respective patches. There's also a TODO among the source files that we can look at. > I neither expect nor demand that karbon be the equivalent of inkscape. If karbon could do just the basics then we have a nice little >scalable vector drawing program. Our project approach toward koffice is the suite is a light weight collection of office apps. We >don't expect to add features but we want to keep what we have functional. :-) Well, Inkscape is only a few features short of being an open-source Adobe Illustrator, which is certainly not lightweight. You don't need everything it has in order to do simple clipart or flowchart-type stuff, which I think is a niche Karbon can fill quite nicely. > By the way, my quick tests here indicate that LibreOffice Draw does not support SVG. Hmmm. That's a bit odd, especially given that there are really only two widely-used non-proprietary formats for vector data: SVG and the venerable EPS. I wonder if anyone's opened an RFE with them.