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Re: Bug#220795: ITP: inkscape -- SVG-based graphics editor

Hi Joe,

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 02:14:39PM -0500, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 12:55, Wolfram Quester wrote:
> > * Package name    : inkscape
> >   Description     : SVG-based graphics editor
> > 
> > Inkscape seeks to become a full featured open source SVG editor.
> > Derived from the highly popular Sodipodi codebase, Inkscape strives to
> > build full XML, SVG, and CSS2 compliance, convert the codebase from
> > C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm, emphasizes a lightweight core with powerful features
> > added through an extension mechanism, and promotes friendly, open,
> > community-oriented development processes.
> "Inkscape is an SVG editor"
> > Features include alpha blending, node editing, svg-to-png export, and
> > more. We aim for capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio,
> > etc.
> " which supports alpha blending, node editing and SVG to PNG exporting."
> This is a pretty short long description. Talk about what Inkscape
> currently does; leave out the rhetoric and future plans.
I adopted the package description from Nathan Hurst, one of the inkscape
developers. I hope this is better now:

Description: Vector based drawing program
 It loads and saves subset of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format,
 a standard maintained by the WWW consortium.
 Inkscape user interface should be familiar from CorelDraw and similar
 drawing programs. There are rectangles, ellipses, text items, bitmap
 images and freehand curves.
 As an added bonus both vector and bitmap objects can have alpha
 transparency and can be arbitrarily transformed.
 Inkscape supports multiple opened files and multiple views per file.
 Graphics can be printed and exported to png bitmaps.

Best regards,


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