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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Oops! Exit status dialog image is KDE

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:11:50 -0700 (PDT)
> The problem is not TDE, per se. I copied the image to 3.5.10
> and the same thing happened. The image looks fine in
> gwenview and karbon14 but displays the white block in the
> menu icon or session exit dialog. If there is a weird corner
> case with displaying svgz images, then TDE seems to have
> inherited the problem from KDE3.
> Would you send me another copy with everything ungrouped? I
> then can tinker with bringing objects forward in the layers
> and see what might help. I'm a proverbial fish out of water
> with this stuff but I will tinker in karbon14 somewhat with
> whatever you send. I'm no artist and I can't figure out
> anything in karbon14. We inherited an app with no help
> handbook. Slackware does not come with inkscape and for me
> to build the package means building about a dozen
> dependencies --- lots of time. Even if I built, I have no
> idea how to work with these kinds of apps --- so more time
> trying to learn some basics.
> Possibly the problem is the way the file is compressed with
> gzip. I created the svgz file like this:
> gzip go.svg --suffix z
> Does inkscape have the ability to save as svgz rather than
> svg? If so, we can try that too.

Probably not a gzip problem. I just performed an experiment. With gwenview I saved the svg as ppm and then used potrace to create a new svg. Then I compressed to svgz with gzip.

The white block artifact disappeared in the menu and session exit dialog icons. Here is the svg->ppm->potrace result:

Likely then there is something amiss with the svg from inkscape.

In the retraced svgz, the "T" is not as sharply defined as the original "K." Unless we can't find a cause for the artifact the potrace image probably will suffice as a replacement. I'd like us first to try another round or two.