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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Graphics help requested

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:20:58 -0400
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:15:00 -0700 (PDT)
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> > Try the attached.
> Thank you so much! Looks great and exactly like I wanted. :-)
> > > I tried karbon, but I'm beginning to believe karbon is
> > user-hostile. I am able to draw a diagonal line with 
> > >libreoffice draw, but I cannot figure out how to draw a
> > line with rounded ends and found no help online.
> > 
> > An examination shows that Karbon has no pen tool, which
> > really should be added. It also has no obvious way to delete individual points from
> > a shape (if it did have, you could have scribbled a pencil line then deleted the
> > intermediate points to straighten it). These are pretty serious deficiencies for what's supposed to
> > be a usable vector editing application.
> Thank you for your observations. I won't pretend to have much knowledge about drawing apps 
>and therefore won't pretend I have standing to complain. But basics are basics and new users 
>should be able at least to draw a simple line.

Agreed.  The koffice Karbon seems to have been released before it was really ready.
> I tinkered some more with libreoffice draw, but still can't draw a line with rounded ends. I 
>drew a rectangle with round edges. Looked nice until I realized libreoffice draw had changed 
>the borders from "dashed" to solid/full all around the image. Not sure what is up with that. 

Incomplete support of the SVG standard, maybe?

>Yet as a basic drawing app, I think I can learn and adapt to libreoffice draw. Too bad karbon 
>can't do the basics.

One question that comes to mind with respect to Karbon is, was any of the
missing functionality added in the Calligra version?  And if so, can any of it
be backported?

I'm tempted to file a Karbon mega-bug for milestone "Future" (as in, to be
tackled when/if we have enough devs that some can be spared for 
nonessentials), with an interface mockup and a list of missing functionality.