Ok. Let's compare translation result on well-known file. May be you remember
sK1 Project presentation on LGM2007 . We have used terra.cdr file to demonstrate
CDR parser abilities:
The file is a complex CDR file, not a special testing sample. Latest libcdr snapshot
gives following output in Inkscape:
Whereas UniConvertor 1.1.5 produces slightly better result:
As you can see on libcdr output some objects are absent, some artifacts are observed
and there is no correct color management. Also libcdr skips all structural elements: groups, layers etc.
So import result is not so perfect and requires a lot of manual fixing. Therefore saying
"feature-wise on par with UniConvertor" is just slightly exaggerated.
Even comparing latest libcdr with
1.5 years old UniConvertor release. Moreover terra.cdr is not a most complex file. This drawing contains
almost curves only.
libcdr/relab teams have done a good job porting UniConvertor code for LibreOffice and even some minor
features have been improved (like rounded rectangles). But this is a simplest translation level.
To achieve more advanced features we have started deep sK1 Project refactoring. As I see in source code
the libcdr reproduces similar architecture like in UniConvertor 1.x importer. So I could suppose the same
development issues for next iterations of libcdr which we are resolving now.
Cairo rendering have been implemented for UniConvertor 2.0 So import preview is a resolved feature
for all supported format including CMX/CCX/CDRX which are main Corel clipart formats.