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by BobSongs
Tue May 21, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: Nelchai's Memory Enhancement
Replies: 10
Views: 5682

Re: Nelchai's Memory Enhancement

I agree that in a day and age of terabyte drives and PCs with up to or beyond 16 Gigabytes of RAM that a 9 megabyte file ... or even a 34 megabyte file ... should not be too much for one application to handle.

Good point.
by BobSongs
Sun May 19, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Document Tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Document Tabs

I would like the community's thoughts on the idea of document tabs for Inkscape. They would be in Inkscape much as we see them in sK1, Firefox, etc. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/SK1.png I don't know which would be easier on the system: running 2, 3 or more copies of Inkscape in...
by BobSongs
Sun May 19, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist
Replies: 11
Views: 7517

Re: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist

As it stands, PonyScape seems to be in production. flutterguy317's latest quotes after the Q&A are dated May 2013. Will it be ported to MacOS? My hope is that Inkscape will be the first to that finish line. Ah well, just a thought :D After further investigation, I came across the PonyScape ...
by BobSongs
Sun May 19, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Blur Gradient
Replies: 17
Views: 10865

Re: [Renamed] Blur Gradient

...Blurring makes the object's bounding box bigger by default... Currently, yes. That may cause trouble for the implementation. *shrugs* I was asked how I saw the blur gradient work. I realize my request would require a few things: ⋅ Adding two zeros to the hex code: from #000000FF to #00...
by BobSongs
Sat May 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Blur Gradient
Replies: 17
Views: 10865

Re: [Renamed] Blur Gradient

Or do you mean an extension that applies an effect e.g. made of differently masked copies (like in this prove of concept: depth of field ) to simulate a 'blur gradient' (maybe similar to the extensions 'Inset/outset Halo' and 'Edge 3d') or a preset filter effect (implementing - if possible - blurre...
by BobSongs
Sat May 18, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist
Replies: 11
Views: 7517

Re: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist

BobSongs, considering Inkscape devs' recent inability to provide a Mac version of the current stable release, I wonder if Ponyscape could fill that void? Currently, to my understanding, a Mac user wanting the current stable release, can either compile it, or not have it. This is the 1st I'v...
by BobSongs
Sat May 18, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist
Replies: 11
Views: 7517

Re: Nelchai: Free software and the professional artist

This conversation had me look up a comparison of vector editors. I came across Wikipedia's Comparison of vector graphics editors . While looking through the list I spotted a fork of Inkscape called Ponyscape ! Downloaded and will test it too. Ponyscape is based on Inkscape (a fork). Its author is at...
by BobSongs
Sat May 18, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't change interface langugage
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: Can't change interface langugage

Hi and welcome to the InkscapeForum! [insert welcome sign here] Might I suggest renaming the settings folder and restarting Inkscape to see if that resolves the issue. Start the file browser and head to your /home folder. Expose all hidden files and locate the .inkscape folder. Rename it to .inkscap...
by BobSongs
Thu May 16, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

Lazur URH wrote:
BobSongs wrote:...
I would like to test this add-on.
...


Me too! That was just a mock up. Nothing funcional.

:lol: Nice mockup!! You had me fooled into thinking it was genuine!
by BobSongs
Wed May 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

Actually, Lazur, I was wondering what you installed in Inkscape to get this:

Image

The tool says: Dynamic Blocks (Shift+Ctrl+B) but that's not by default in Inkscape.

I would like to test this add-on.

Thanks!
by BobSongs
Wed May 15, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

No, not at all. I understood what you meant. The example I gave of having all the shape tools in 1 flyout menu, is just the only way I could conceive of using a flyout menu with Inkscape, currently. I will probably understand your suggestion better, once I've seen the stable 0.49 (whenever that wil...
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

Is that a screen shot of Thom's Egg at work? If so, I wouldn't mind a link to where I can get that extension.

It looks like the kind of tool I could use to construct some items.

Thanks!
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Copying Linked Flowed Text to multiple layers
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Copying Linked Flowed Text to multiple layers

This link points to an old "Newsletter with text flow" tutorial I made a while back. Upon reviewing it, I seem to have included a two-page SVG version of a mock up.

Give it a test run and let me know if it's of any use.
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: When I save as eps it doesn't work?
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: When I save as eps it doesn't work?

Update: it still will not save correctly on my account, but on the main admin account it saves as eps just fine. Are there some settings I should change so it will work on mine? I would rather not have to ask my parents to log into the admin account each time I want to save something. This is a lon...
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

I've posted a question to the launchpad about the library shapes. Before posting it as a "bug", I wanted to know how the library works first. :oops: Oh gosh, I never realized ~suv is a developer! Hi ~suv!! No WONDER you know so much about Inkscape!! :mrgreen: Love ya! Wow, that would be an...
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

The more I work through the Object > Symbols libraries, the more discouraged I get. The Symbol Signs , Map Symbols and Logic Symbols are fine. Once they're dragged to the tableau, they only need reshaping. They can be colored and so forth. They're fine. The Word Balloons and Flow Chart Shapes , on t...
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

P.S. Love Thom's Egg!
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

Now I'm thinking the upcoming symbol function could cover all your needs. :D If by symbol function you're referring to some feature I haven't seen in the Development version, I'd be interested in taking a look at that. :( If by symbol function you're referring to the new library, well, as it stands...
by BobSongs
Tue May 14, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

In my opinion if you want to be more specific with this suggestion, draw a mockup of each new shape in action. Personally I don't see how some of those shapes would add more to the tool palette than the existing ones. Like the hexagon, pentagon, octagon and that triangle can be drawn with the exist...
by BobSongs
Mon May 13, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

I think I may have badly worded my original post if I gave anyone the impression that the fly-outs were to house current shapes. That's not what I meant. The fly-outs I'm suggesting would provide additional shapes (shapes we would currently have to shape ourselves) beyond the basic :tool_rectangle: ...
by BobSongs
Mon May 13, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Processor Cores
Replies: 34
Views: 10595

Re: ANSWERED Re: Processor Cores

Well, I put my # of thread in Inkscape to 2, but it's actually slower, now crashed in trying to open up a couple of files, so think I was better off at 1 thread. Gosh, Dee. Glad you mentioned that. The thought was nagging at me as I wrote my answer. Here's the point... If we set Inkscape to use BOT...
by BobSongs
Sun May 12, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Processor Cores
Replies: 34
Views: 10595

Re: Processor Cores

...I can't even use the 'Live' preview on most of Inkscapes filters and extensions. ... I feel your pain, Dee. This is how I made Inkscape easier to live with: In Inkscape 0.48.4 from the menu bar: File > Inkscape Preferences... > Filters. Under "Gaussian blur quality" and "Filter ef...
by BobSongs
Sun May 12, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Re: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

I'm familiar with the concept, partly. I could compile a large number of screenshots showing that Adobe Photoshop has them, CorelDRAW has them (strikingly similar to Inkscape), LibreOffice Draw, etc. I'm not suggesting that Inkscape should have them because other software packages do. I'm suggestin...
by BobSongs
Sun May 12, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes
Replies: 25
Views: 14923

Toolbox Fly out menus & shapes

This suggestion is a copy from another thread, but posted here for general review and comments. suggestion Fly-out menus for Toolbox icons with commonly used shapes. A visual example: http://imageshack.us/a/img850/4760/inkscapeflyoutpossibili.png Offering this feature would make Inkscape more access...
by BobSongs
Sun May 12, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: nelchai's intro and discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 26340

Re: nelchai's intro and discussion

PS -- James, you'll be happy to know that at least 1 dev is following this discussion :D :) Would that dev happen to be prokoudine ? :D He seems to be a regular reader of the forums, it's encouraging to read his posts in various threads. James, unfortunately I can't see any easy way to fork/split t...

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