On 12/28/09, Krzysztof Kosiński wrote:
>> What you pointed out was a specific program of a very specific type (MS
>> Word) and a clone of that same program. Thus those really don't even count
>> as two as far as behavior goes.
> Other programs include GIMP and other raster editors
FYI, linking was discussed in GIMP dev list and actually does make
sense in many cases. From what I remember, it was decided to get back
to that after moving to GEGL and new file format.
> The correct default depends on how we answer this question. This is
> where your survey data could help. How many users use Inkscape as a
> general purpose vector editor, compared to the number of people who
> use it as a web editor?
Then you really have to phrase the question correctly, because as
already observed earlier, not for everyone who uses Inkscape as a
vector editor embedding is an expected default option.
> 2. SVG has Web-related features, but it is a general purpose format
> that is often used outside of the Web context, for example for GIS
For example, SVG in GIS is rather in Web context :)
Actually, I quite like the suggestion to show a simple dialog to ask
whether an image about to be imported should be embedded or linked to.
We use a similar dialog in Luminance HDR (ex-Qtpfsgui) for
drag'n'dropped images to ask if user wants to create a new HDR file
from them or whether a user wants to open them as existing HDR files
(makes sense or RAW photos).
Then, again, changing embedded/linked IMO should be done from Object