I assume the reply was to be sent on the list so I forwarded it. It
is probably nice for all the programmers out there to hear your
Begin forwarded message:
>> Hi Diego,
>> Did you try a stable inkscape build or a development build? if it
>> is a development build, try the stable one. Inkscape is usually
>> slow to start the first time (it has to do some things with your
>> fonts) so maybe you just need to be patient. There is a window
>> telling you that the font cache has to be rebuild. Do you have
>> this window somewhere? Normally when you have this window you wait
>> until the font cache rebuild is complete and then you close and
>> restart inkscape and it whould be ok.
>> remember that inkscape is an X11 app so it does not start as quick
>> as a native mac os X app.
>> Do you use other X11 applications? do they run fine?
>> Windows, c'est un peu comme le beaujolais nouveau :
>> a chaque nouvelle cuvee on sait que ce sera degueulasse,
>> mais on en prend quand meme par masochisme.
>> Web site: http://jo.irisson.free.fr/
> Thanks for your quick reply!
> Solved the problem. I don't know how I did it, but it worked: I
> downloaded the stable built, dumped any pref. files I had regarding
> Inkscape or X11 and installed again. I gave it plenty of time this
> time (went off for a bite XD) and when I came back it was running
> I've been all night awake trying out stuff with Inkscape and let me
> tell you you have a heluva program here! I decided to try Inkscape
> because I had to get a project done, and Inkscape has been quick,
> easy and powerful enough to get the job done. In fact when I
> finished the website I was working on, I came back to Inkscape and
> fiddled around a little. I am amazed at how complete that thing is.
> Please, keep up the good work. Inkscape is definitely an app. I'll
> be recommending from now on. Thanks again for yout time and attention.
> Let your Holidays be merry. Take care,