One of the cool new things in 0.42 is that there is now a way for users
to turn on the Effects menu. Effects are basically scripts that the
user can invoke to do specialized actions to the drawing. Think Gimp's
However, there's a small packaging issue that I've noticed, that needs
to be figured out. The scripts depend on some other language modules
(Perl scripts need SVG.pm, python scripts need PyXML), and sometimes
some other random bits and pieces (e.g. Sketch for file conversion). In
general, if you just emerge inkscape, it doesn't pick up those deps,
which is probably correct since they're not truly compile-time
dependencies. However, on the other hand it's inconveient to have to
manually figure out and emerge all the deps.
Anyway, I'm wondering if there could be a way set up for the 0.42
package where users could have a way to choose between having just the
compile-time deps installed, vs. having both them and the optional deps
installed as well?