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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Graphics help requested

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:10:29 -0700 (PDT)
> > 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?

I don't know. I thought about filing a bug report for that particular image, but I want to know more to ensure this is not a PEBKAC issue. :-)

> 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 don't know but probably. For me, I don't care that we provide significant attention to the koffice apps, but they should all at least be functional. I rather we ripped karbon from the sources than provide crippled software that ends up being embarrassing to us.

> 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.

Sounds like a good idea. With a punch list in the bug tracker we know where to focus. First item is add a pencil tool. :-)

I don't know how these vector drawing apps are supposed to work, but with karbon I notice there is a limit to ungrouping. At that point I am clueless how to work with that final "element" or whatever is the correct term. For example, in the ark image you created, the outside border is actually smaller "dashes." At one point I wanted to grab only one of those dashes and stretch into a longer diagonal line --- because of the rounded ends. Perhaps the problem is how I think about these things because I don't use these apps.

Regardless, you and the other artists here can create a good punch list. My role is limited to testing and playing the WTF game because I don't know how to use these apps.

Oh, one more item for the punch list: a help handbook. :-)