Linked by Bryce Harrington on Wed 2nd Jun 2004 17:15 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I had to reread Bulia's email three times. It was one of those nigh-mythical events that you read happens in Open Source projects, but never see in person. Yet, amazingly, here it was, and I knew Fred's patch would instantly double Inkscape's utility.
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RE: I might be the only one, but..
by bulia byak on Fri 4th Jun 2004 18:43 UTC

As a person who worked on Inkscape UI, I disagree that Sodipodi's interface "is the result of quite a bit of thought". Just one example: until well after the fork, Sodipodi was unable to save its preferences. Those precious few options it allowed you to set were lost when you quit and had to be set again next time. The funny thing is, almost all code for saving was in place, it just was not enabled in a couple places. And enable it was one the first things we did in Inkscape. There are many more examples where Sodipodi showed utter negligence towards usability - not the "our way is better" sort of thing, but simply "nobody ever thought about that."