From: Felipe Sanches <felipe.sanches@gm...> - 2009-03-18 21:16:43
These are the ideas that I am interested:
# Font editing and creation features.
to continue my previous SoC work.
# Multiple Page support
it is a much wanted feature in the users community, but it is not that
much exciting at all for me to implement...
# ICC Color Management for cairo outputs - Would allow Inkscape to
produce CMYK PDFs and PSs with Cairo.
That is an exciting feature and also a much resquested one. I've
played a bit with icc in inkscape sometime ago. The only issue here is
that we will probably depend on further developments in cairo API,
I was also thinking about implementing support for the animation
features in SVG. Anyone interested in mentoring me?
Last year I got a bit frustrated with my mentor because we haven't had
too much interaction. I'd like to be mentored by someone who is often
available on IRC and willing to interact in a daily basis. I feel much
more productive when I have constant feedback on my work.
It would be good to see more detailed descriptions of the proposed ideas.
From: Felipe Sanches <felipe.sanches@gm...> - 2009-03-19 00:14:04
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Donna Benjamin <donna@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 18:15 -0300, Felipe Sanches wrote:
>> # ICC Color Management for cairo outputs - Would allow Inkscape to
>> produce CMYK PDFs and PSs with Cairo.
>> That is an exciting feature and also a much resquested one. I've
>> played a bit with icc in inkscape sometime ago. The only issue here is
>> that we will probably depend on further developments in cairo API,
> Apologies in advance for jumping in without doing my homework but is the
> Cairo project participating in GSOC this year? If yes, perhaps this
> could be a cross project collaboration.
> Probably also worth looking at the OpenICC stuff
> CMYK, PDFs and ICC colour management is one of the BIG ISSUES not just
> for inkscape but for lots of open source projects, so this is an
> important area to focus on.
> If summer of code students could work directly with the other projects
> with relevant dependencies this would be very very productive.
> ++ from me :)
it would be great if we had one student and mentor in Inkscape + one
student and mentor in Cairo working on the same feature. These 4
people could then put some effort in the development of ICC, each one
working on its own project and giving feedback to the other project.
Last year I had to interact often with cairo and pango guys because my
project did depend on a new feature of these libs (userfonts). But
they didnt seem to have clear deadlines for this feature. Even
nowadays we still dont have userfonts feature integrated into
Having "sister SoC projects" could be a way of addressing this kind of issue.