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= Suggested Ideas =
 
= Suggested Ideas =
  
* Further development of [http://generalpicture.com/svg/shapeopera.html Shape Opera], a simple Javascript framework for  morphing Inkscape PATH shapes.
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== Generic ideas ==
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* Font editing and creation features, e.g. [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/designing-svg-fonts-using-styles designing SVG fonts using styles]
 
* Font editing and creation features, e.g. [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/designing-svg-fonts-using-styles designing SVG fonts using styles]
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/fillet-tool Fillet/Chamfer tool]
 
* [[multipage | Multiple Page support]]
 
* Full SVG viewbox support
 
* Switching primary rendering engine from Livarot/libnr to Cairo
 
* New file import or export support
 
* Importing of 3D scene files in 16 file formats using [http://assimp.sourceforge.net/ Open Asset Import Library]
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/xar-to-svg-converter xar-to-svg converter] - Converter for Xara Xtreme to Inkscape
 
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/new-from-template-dialog 'New From Template' dialog]
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/new-from-template-dialog 'New From Template' dialog]
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/lpe-blueprint More Live Path Effects] - There is a lengthy list of ideas to choose from here.
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/kml-svg-translation KML SVG translation] - For use of Inkscape with Google Earth or Maps
 
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/kidscape-project kidscape] - Condensed version of Inkscape aimed at young kids and small form factor devices
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/kidscape-project kidscape] - Condensed version of Inkscape aimed at young kids and small form factor devices
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/cutter-control Cutter control] - Enable Inkscape's use with vinyl cutters.
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/cutter-control Cutter control] - Enable Inkscape's use with vinyl cutters.
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/icc-for-cairo ICC Color Management for cairo outputs] - Would allow Inkscape to produce CMYK PDFs and PSs with Cairo.
 
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/guides-improvement Guides Improvements]
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/guides-improvement Guides Improvements]
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== Import/export projects ==
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* Importing of 3D scene files in 16 file formats using [http://assimp.sourceforge.net/ Open Asset Import Library]
 +
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/xar-to-svg-converter xar-to-svg converter] - Converter for Xara Xtreme to Inkscape
 +
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/kml-svg-translation KML SVG translation] - For use of Inkscape with Google Earth or Maps
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== Internal work, rendering, speedups ==
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* C++ize the SP layer and make XML nodes private.*
 +
* Remove livarot in favor of 2Geom, improving 2Geom where necessary (e.g. boolops).
 +
* Switching primary rendering engine from Livarot/libnr to Cairo
 +
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/icc-for-cairo ICC Color Management for cairo outputs] - Would allow Inkscape to produce CMYK PDFs and PSs with Cairo.
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== Better SVG standard coverage ==
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* Full SVG viewbox support
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* [[multipage | Multiple Page support]]
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== Live Path Effects related ==
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* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/power-stroke Power Stroke] - Modulated width stroke LPE.
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* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/lpe-blueprint More Live Path Effects] - There is a lengthy list of ideas to choose from here.
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== Tools and shapes related ==
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* Multi shape editing - ability to edit more than 1 shape (like ellipse or star) at once, with extra features like resizing rectangles by dragging their edges.
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/transformation-anchors Transformation Anchors]
 
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/transformation-anchors Transformation Anchors]
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* Further development of [http://generalpicture.com/svg/shapeopera.html Shape Opera], a simple Javascript framework for  morphing Inkscape PATH shapes.
 
* Add a palette of objects to Inkscape. Such a palette would contain often used objects and would allow categorizing such objects. Examples of categories: UML, electric, network.
 
* Add a palette of objects to Inkscape. Such a palette would contain often used objects and would allow categorizing such objects. Examples of categories: UML, electric, network.
* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/power-stroke Power Stroke] - Modulated width stroke LPE.
 
 
* [https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/inkscape-connectors Connector tool improvements] - Expose new libavoid functionality: orthogonal routing, connector ports, curved connectors. (Mentor: Michael Wybrow)
 
* [https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/inkscape-connectors Connector tool improvements] - Expose new libavoid functionality: orthogonal routing, connector ports, curved connectors. (Mentor: Michael Wybrow)
 
* Arrowhead/marker improvements
 
* Arrowhead/marker improvements
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* [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/fillet-tool Fillet/Chamfer tool]
  
 
Please do not feel limited to the above ideas - some of our best contributions have been unique ideas that students had in mind from other sources!
 
Please do not feel limited to the above ideas - some of our best contributions have been unique ideas that students had in mind from other sources!
  
 
For more ideas, please see https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/
 
For more ideas, please see https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/

Revision as of 01:14, 19 March 2010

Welcome to Inkscape!

For a few years Inkscape was successful in participating in Google Summer Of Code.

GSoC is a program where Google funds the development of specific features in open source software by university students. You don't need to be a Computer Science student to apply. Features to be developed are picked by Inkscape administrators from the pool of proposals submitted by students.

We've mentored about half a dozen students a year since GSoC started. Many students enjoyed their work and continue to be involved; perhaps your mentor will be a past GSoC student! We have a high rate of acceptance of student code into the core codebase. Indeed, GSoC projects have been a key source of some of Inkscape's best features in the past several releases.

The Inkscape team plans to focus this summer on codebase cleanup and refactoring. This will affect the type of projects we can accept this year; we're looking for ones that either won't affect core code too significantly (such as Extension scripts, or File Input/Output formats) or that would actually result in improving the state of the codebase (adding tests, modularization, etc.). Students who have already been active developers in Inkscape previously will be allowed more latitude to work on core code (particularly if it will result in cleanup/refactoring of their past work).

Student Applications

SOC Features

(TODO complete the list)

  • 2008
    • 2Geom refactoring project - port most geometry code to 2Geom
  • 2009

Suggested Ideas

Generic ideas

Import/export projects

Internal work, rendering, speedups

  • C++ize the SP layer and make XML nodes private.*
  • Remove livarot in favor of 2Geom, improving 2Geom where necessary (e.g. boolops).
  • Switching primary rendering engine from Livarot/libnr to Cairo
  • ICC Color Management for cairo outputs - Would allow Inkscape to produce CMYK PDFs and PSs with Cairo.

Better SVG standard coverage

Live Path Effects related

Tools and shapes related

  • Multi shape editing - ability to edit more than 1 shape (like ellipse or star) at once, with extra features like resizing rectangles by dragging their edges.
  • Transformation Anchors
  • Further development of Shape Opera, a simple Javascript framework for morphing Inkscape PATH shapes.
  • Add a palette of objects to Inkscape. Such a palette would contain often used objects and would allow categorizing such objects. Examples of categories: UML, electric, network.
  • Connector tool improvements - Expose new libavoid functionality: orthogonal routing, connector ports, curved connectors. (Mentor: Michael Wybrow)
  • Arrowhead/marker improvements
  • Fillet/Chamfer tool

Please do not feel limited to the above ideas - some of our best contributions have been unique ideas that students had in mind from other sources!

For more ideas, please see https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/