On Mon, 2005-06-20 at 11:25 +1000, Michael Wybrow wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Oh, also, can you make it available from a URL please so myself and
> > others can test it out.
> Ok, so I got a chance to test the DMG package on a Tiger (10.4.1) machine
> last night and it seemed to work fine. It did take maybe 40 seconds to
> start the very first time I loaded it. But maybe this was some kind of
> Spotlight indexing since it started up in maybe 2--4 seconds on every
> successive try, even removing the app bundle and reloading it from other
> locations. Not sure how to figure out what is causing this when it only
> happened the first time. Maybe this isn't a problem if we put a message
> in the accompanying documentation or get the launcher to pop up a dialog
> with a message about it before starting Inkscape the first time.
Yeah, I just test on Tiger and this is quite strange. The first time it
took 30-40 seconds and then afterwards is about 2-4 seconds for Inkscape
to start (yeah!!!). Yeah, I don't think adding a custom dialog is
necessary, but a note saying that this is known. Would probably be
better to track down why this is happening.
> I've put the 22MB DMG up here for people to try out:
> As stated before, this was built from CVS on Friday, but I didn't change
> any versioning information so it looks like 0.41. If you're on Tiger,
> give it a chance to start up the first time before you close it thinking
> something is wrong.
> (The DMG is not built --with-perl or --with-python.
Well, we should test these options, as perl and python appear to be
installed by default on MAC OS X 10.4 (tiger), but I'm not sure if they
are in previous versions, but kind of assume so.
What do you think? It would be great to release on OS X with extensions
> Also, it does not use
> the OS-X-esque gtk theme 'Glossy P' that Gimp.app uses since it makes some
> of the widgets odd sizes and doesn't work well with things like the
> boolean (i.e. on/off) toolbar options such as the stoke-width-scaling
> option. I kind of get the feeling that the theme makes Inkscape look
> pretty and fit in better with other OS X apps at first glance but would
> make it harder to work with effectively. Someone could perhaps make a
> modified version of the theme for Inkscape at some point if enough
> people ask for it.)
I agree, use the standard GTK theme rather than the Glossy P. But maybe
we should look at how this theme looks and see if there are any subtle
tweaks we could make to our UI that would make it work or vice-versa.
Mac users are into their aqua themes ;) But shouldn't it be brushed
You are majorly cool for knocking out this installer.
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