So, today has been the last day of the Hackfest, and some of us may even still be at the Kitz, working.
As I've had to do a lot of setup work for Kielux, I didn't get to see much of what happened Inkscape-wise.
Chris continued to work on the video(s), and recorded a couple of short interviews with the devs (I escaped the interrogation). Jabier fixed a couple of bugs in the new LPEs and in the measurement tool's new functionality. Martin and Jürgen continued to work on the extensions, and Jürgen and Chris did quite a bit of 3D printing together on Jürgen's mini 3D printer (I think you'll see the results in the video, so I'm not going to spoil this for you - if not, ask me after it has been published).
Yesterday night, Patrick found already existing scaffold code in Inkscape that could make it possible to have much more powerful extensions that can talk with Inkscape and access its functionality directly. It was thought it would not (ever?) work on Windows, but surprisingly, it did.
Patrick had also included auto-updating for the translation files into Inkscape's automated language statistics generation the night before - and I also have no idea what he worked on today.
Tav gave his SVG2 presentation this morning, which has been recorded by Chris. Except for some details on who was in the SVG working group, or left it, there wasn't really much that was new to someone who was following his posts on patreon. The main message for the outside world was and is: Create content with SVG2 features and publish it on the web, so it will become visible to browser vendors that this is being used. He also talked a bit about his progress on SVG2 text (flowed text that does not need to be converted to normal text before it becomes visible in a browser, even if that browser does not support SVG2) during the hackfest. It looks as if it's quite advanced already.
Marc was working with intense focus on ... something. I have no idea, what, sorry
It looked complex. He also created a rough schedule for the big release, for which he has volunteered to be a coordinator.
I think, beside all the Kielux stuff (mostly putting up posters and hauling stuff from point A to point B, and trying to keep track of who needs help with what), I only added one or two screenshots and did some really tiny edits on the release notes for Inkscape today.
Via the new chat, Ryan volunteered to make a quick flyer and a poster for a makeshift Inkscape booth at Kielux. Marc might join me there tomorrow (and I hope I can be there, between selling sandwiches, coffee and T-shirts. And of course, I also want an intergalactic passport
The next Inkscape Hackfest is planned to be in Saarbrücken, on the German/France border, at or before/after Libre Graphics Meeting, which is from May 29th to June, 2nd 2019. Anyone who wants to submit a talk needs to be warned that their deadline for accepting talks is in December already!