If you're an Inkscape user who has run into issues with poor PDF
capabilities in the past, we need YOU!
Over the past year we've gotten *so* many reports about various troubles
with PDF (and Postscript) support in Inkscape. For some people it just
works, for others it works after a lot of fiddling, and for many it
fails to meet expectations.
We want to change this! :-)
In fact, by this time next year, I think we could completely reverse the
situation, to where Inkscape has the *best* PDF and Postscript export
and import of all drawing tools out there.
In the past, users have said they'd like to contribute to help make
Inkscape better in one way or another, but often we've been able to meet
those requests just for free. Unfortunately, PDF support has proven to
not been one of those cases; it's not an area that generally attracts
developers to work on it voluntarily.
So what we'd like to try is to set things up so the community can
contribute towards sponsoring this work. If we can get enough pledges,
and a concensus on a plan of what to do, then we'll collect the funds
and contract someone to perform the work.
What we need *right now* though, is to know what the issues are that we
need to solve. This is where you come in. Tell us what problems you've
had with Inkscape PDF/PS or features you think are critical. Put them
into the 'What Users Need from Inkscape PDF/PS Support' section here:
Also, add yourself to the Yes/No Poll, with a yes or no vote and
explanation of what condition needs to be met for you to be willing to
make a contribution.