From: Alan Horkan <horkana@ma...> - 2005-02-27 17:30:47
[If you do setup an RSS news feed using open source tools like Word Press
I like to be allowed to post information like this.]
Press: Inkscape in Linux User and Developer magazine Issue 47
"Graphic designer Miriam Clinton investigates the
free software tools of her trade with a look at the Gimp, Cinepaint,
Quanta Plus, Inkscape and Sodipodi."
One of the plus points mentioned in the article and in noticable contrast
to other projects was the welcome Miriam recieved from the Inkscape
community (and the efforts to get her involved). I'm very proud of this
ditinction and I think a lot of it can be put down to the maturity of
Bryce and the other developers who always moderate dicussions and keep
things calm and in perspective. I think this is a valuable asset to the
long term health of the Inkscape project.
She expressed her disappointment at the Text functionality but as we all
know it is a work in progress and the interface will inevitably improve
and Ms. Clinton did note that Inkscape is a fairly young 'alpha' stage
project and gave a largely favourable and optimistic report.
In comparision I think she was quite critical of GIMP, CinePaint and
Sodipodi which is quite fair from the point of view of a Graphic designer
but usually Linux magazines are very forgiving of Open Source applications
(Graphic design magazines are usually extremely critical -- freedom of
source and free cost doesn't cut any ice with them -- a flamefest even by
comparison to Miriams review).
Inkscape, Draw Freely http://inkscape.org
Abiword is Awesome http://abisource.com
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