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Graphics, User Interfaces NoStarchPress sent us in the newly released "Book of Inkscape", written by Dmitry Kirsanov, who is also one of the core developers of Inkscape.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by prokoudine on Sat 24th Oct 2009 16:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
prokoudine
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2005-08-09

I haven't seen much activity up until recently


That is, you don't visit the website and you don't read the RSS feed. Do you expect us to leave newspapers with SVN logs at your door 7 a.m. every morning perhaps? ;)

and thus I assumed that it had become abandonware like the Quark Xpress clone called Passepartout


Dude, Passepartout never was QXP clone and it didn't quite die. 0.8 was released earlier this year, though development isn't really active -- on that I fully agree. I told 'em half a dozen of times they should update the old site or at least link to the new GNOME page, but they didn't do it, sadly.

I really wish them the best of luck but they do need to be a lot clearer with what their goals are


Are goals are mentioned on top of the main website page. Try reading them ;)

...and giving regular updates so that people can see the project is moving in a particular direction


We give regular updates. You just don't read them out of what ever reason you have ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Mon 26th Oct 2009 02:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

That is, you don't visit the website and you don't read the RSS feed. Do you expect us to leave newspapers with SVN logs at your door 7 a.m. every morning perhaps? ;)


Maybe you should actually respond to my original reply to the first person who replied to be instead of moderating me down and abusing me.

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?390741

Dude, Passepartout never was QXP clone and it didn't quite die. 0.8 was released earlier this year, though development isn't really active -- on that I fully agree. I told 'em half a dozen of times they should update the old site or at least link to the new GNOME page, but they didn't do it, sadly.


I Google'd it and this came up:

http://www.stacken.kth.se/project/pptout/

No mention of 0.8 - it might as well not exist.

Are goals are mentioned on top of the main website page. Try reading them ;)


True:

http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Roadmap

So as a user one is stuck with a piece of software that is perpetually stuck in beta.

We give regular updates. You just don't read them out of what ever reason you have ;)


http://inkscape.org/

Where is the weekly update? "Oh, well, go to the SVN and hope that you might find something useful". Marvelous, a project perpetually stuck in beta and a project manager who can't be figged writing a small summery each week over what has improved and putting it on the front page.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by prokoudine on Mon 26th Oct 2009 06:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
prokoudine Member since:
2005-08-09

Maybe you should actually respond to my original reply to the first person who replied to be instead of moderating me down and abusing me.

Ah, oversensitive too, I see ;)
I Google'd it and this came up:

http://www.stacken.kth.se/project/pptout/

No mention of 0.8 - it might as well not exist.

You see, online discussions are possible only when one reads carefully before writing. You obviously fail to read carefully, so why do you write then? ;)
So as a user one is stuck with a piece of software that is perpetually stuck in beta.

Probably ;)
Where is the weekly update?

Did we promise them? Why should we be giving them? Because of just one vocal user who is oversensitive and makes demands?
and a project manager who can't be figged writing a small summery each week over what has improved and putting it on the front page.

I'm not a project manager. I just happen to find some time in my busy schedule to write news a couple of times a month. But I have an idea. Maybe *you* want to take care of the website? ;) Let me know. As a community project we are open to people who like making decent contributions.

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