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Month: June 2012

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

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:47:20 -0700 (PDT)
> Any shape in a piece of vector artwork can consist of a
> fill--a solid inside--and a stroke--an outline.  What I did was convert the T
> from a pair of lines with a really thick outline to a pair of solid rounded rectangles
> with no outline.

Someday I hope to sit for a few hours and learn some basics about graphics software.

> 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.

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.

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. :-)

By the way, my quick tests here indicate that LibreOffice Draw does not support SVG.