[Skencil-devel] Revitalising Skencil
igor.e.novikov at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 10:52:50 CEST 2010
Since rev.734 mixed indentation has been resolved and Skencil works on
Compilation errors for tk8.6 are not resolved yet but it's not a serious
So we can say that project is already revitalized.
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de>wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 22. September 2010 17:06:05 schrieb Igor Novikov:
> > > > It's not a problem. But if we are going to announce 1.0 version we
> > > > should polishing UI and functionality before release but not only
> > > > project revitalizing.
> > > > I think this will take ~1 month. So Skencil release will be possible
> > > > the end of October.
> > >
> > > Fine with me. One month is not going to change much I guess.
> > > (Reintroduction of the package in Debian Squeeze would be cool, but I
> > > don#t know if this still is possible and what would be needed to be
> > > for it.)
> > I would prefer a more ambitious goal: to fix Skencil for tk8.5/8.6 and
> > provide
> > packages for all recent versions of all popular distros.
> That would be cool of course, but having native packages from within the
> distribution is gold, especially if the distribution is a multiplier
> like Debian.
> > Some distributive
> > use
> > tk8.5/8.6 as default version (for example, Mandriva has tk8.6b1 as
> > default). Also for 1.0 version it would be great to improve slightly
> > Skencil UI (may be using Ttk widgets) because default tk Motif style
> > really ugly.
> > At the same time I see a possible Skencil "market place" as a lightweight
> > and
> > simple vector graphics editor without overheads like color management,
> > alpha channel etc. because all these features highly decrease rendering
> > speed.
> All Cool.
> > So, what you think about Skencil revitalizing announce in Internet? It
> > seems skencil-users subscribe is dead so this announce could be placed on
> > opensource
> > news sites.
> IMO we should choose timing and message carefully and best is if we have
> results because this would clearly make a viable message.
> We should notify users, though I guess.
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