On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Chris Spencer wrote:
> Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 19:45:15 -0400
> From: Chris Spencer <gmane.20.evilspam@...>
> Reply-To: inkscape-user@...
> To: inkscape-user@...
> Subject: [Inkscape-user] Layer Editor?
> Inkscape's use of layers I find potentially powerful, but the current
> interface seems limiting. Inkscape's use of layers appears more-or-less
> equivalent to those used in the GIMP. Therefore, would it be a good idea
> to implement something like the GIMP's "Layers" window, allowing the
> user to physically see the separate layers, toggle their visibility, and
> rearraign their order?
Inkscape is a work in progress and by no means finished. The developers
have plenty more planned for the Layers dialog but other things are
getting in the way (as can happen). If you can help out in some way it
will might help free developers to work one even more new features.
Plans for the layers dialog have been outlined before on the mailing
lists, there may be more information in the Wiki and there are a few bug
reports about it. I dont have time to search for it all but it is there
if you can spare the time to hunt it all down and perhaps share a summary
of what you find here with for the other users to learn from.
- Alan Horkan