[LAD] [OT] vector drawing software
parumi at iua.upf.edu
Tue Jul 29 15:15:52 UTC 2008
On dt, 2008-07-29 at 16:16 +0200, MarcOChapeau wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:57:03 -0400, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
> > On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 15:05 +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> >> Anyone knows a good vector drawing program for Linux ?
> >> Absolute requirements are:
> >> - Lines, arrows, boxes, circles, etc.
> >> - Linewidths and styles, colors, filling.
> >> - Text
> >> - PDF or PS export.
> >> - PNG and JPEG import (no bitmap editing required).
> >> - Accuracy.
> >> I've been using TGIF for years, but I'm more and
> >> more being blocked by its main flaw which is that
> >> it seems to use a unit of 0.2mm internally (in
> >> metric mode) which is orders of magnitude too big.
> >> Tried QCAD and INKSCAPE, both fail basic
> >> requirements (and have other problems).
> > what basic requirements does inkscape fail?
> I'd say PDF/PS export is not there yet. PNG has always been there but not
Yes it's there (I'm using version 0.46 - Apr 2008)
I actually use it as the preferred command-line SVG->PDF converter for
$ inkscape <source-svg> --without-gui --export-pdf=<target-pdf>
I'm curious to know what other requirements does inkscape fail, because
I find it extremely useful -- it is true that you have to get use to
some tricks, like for example painting arrows.
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