I'd really love to see beter text tools and better image links
management in Inkscape for 0.48:
- An improved text tool with the ability of setting other units than
pixels, better inline style edition, break words with hyphenation for
better looking justified text blocks.
- Better management of image links (manage absolute and relative links
properly) and a simpe UI to fix broken links or relink images. Also a
proper interpretation of the resolution of the imported images (i.e.: if
the document's default units are cm or inches, read the resolution value
of the image and scale it to fit the proper size).
Those are in my oppinion some weak points in inkscape that should be
revised as soon as possible.
I think I can wait for the animation features proposed in the current
On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 23:09 -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-09-12 at 23:16 -0700, Joshua A. Andler wrote:
> > One thing that Debian is considering is fixed dates for freezes.
> > So they'd do a freeze on a fixed schedule, and then
> > release when it's ready. I'm curious if this might work for us
> > long term, certainly with a DVCS we'd have more flexibility there.
> Interesting approach... I think that this may work for us
> too after 0.49 since it may be a little unpredictable with
> the library changes.
It'd probably be a good idea after 0.49, yes, after major tasks such
as library change is complete.
Open source projects often push back the release date so that
they can stabilize all the features they have added during
the development cycle (and even then, some don't make it on time
To the user, the choice is pretty simple though:
- In 6 months, you get to access Feature A, and 6 months after
that, you get to access Feature B, or:
- You get to access Features A and B in 1 year.
Those 6 months with "just" Feature A isn't pointless,
it may mean hours of work saved, or that the user could accomplish
things that he couldn't have otherwise. For some users, the
absence of a crucial feature can be just as crippling as a bug.
Good thing for the Development version, though that's not a
solution for everybody.