Now the page color, settable in the document options dialog and saved with
the document, is also used as the background color when exporting anything
from this document. By default this color is white and 100% transparent, so
the default export has transparent background as before. However you can set
it e.g. to white 0% transparent and have white background in PNG without
having to add any background objects.
For this to be possible I added inkscape:pageopacity attribute to the
namedview. Now the page color is split into the pagecolor and
inkscape:pageopacity attributes - ugly but at least partially compatible
By the way, Sodipodi now has an extra color picker right on the Export
dialog for the same purpose (setting background color for export). I think
simply using page color is more natural and convenient. Especially given
that, in the typical Sodipodi fashion, that picker's color is not
I'm also thinking about saving export dpi in the namedview as well, so that
each document would remember its last dpi setting. I think it's logical.
Other improvements today: font list in the text dialog is autoscrolled to
always show selected font; text object description shows font in the
statusbar; currentColor and userSpaceOnUse fixes ported from Sodipodi; and
many other bugfixes.
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