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Month: June 2012

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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:16:22 -0400
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.