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Unless he's already mentioned it, Julian MacDonald has kindly written a script for SVG import into Art of Illusion- a 3D program- from Inkscape.
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Unless they've already mentioned it hereon, Julian MacDonald has kindly written a script, and Francois Guillet has just begun work on an SVG plugin, respectively, for SVG import into Art of Illusion- a 3D program- from Inkscape. see: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1117167&forum_id=47782
I have successfully done some stuff to test it, which I might post.  
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Nice work on Inkscape, btw: A very informative/transparent process; crisp tool icons with high-contrast; a well-done tutorial/manual, and an aesthetically-pleasing ink-droplet for the About screen.
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I have so far successfully done some stuff to test Julian's script, which I might post- <i>er, that is if I can recusitate my hard disk :/ .</i> 
(I got a couple of kids at a cafe playing with Ink''s weird & wonderful calligraphy tool on my laptop :)
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I look forward to R. 1 when I can leave Illustrator behind!
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Nice work on Inkscape, btw: A very informative/transparent/diligent process; crisp tool icons with high-contrast; a well-done tutorial/manual, and an aesthetically-pleasing ink-droplet for the About screen. (I got a couple of kids at a cafe playing with Ink''s weird & wonderful calligraphy tool on my laptop :)
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I look forward to R.1 or sooner, when I can leave Illustrator behind!
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As a footnote:
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<blockquote>A few years ago, when I had a contract that required the use of my legitimately-purchased copy of Illustrator, I called Adobe to get a replacement registration/re-installation number for the one I had lost. Even though I jumped through every one of their hoops- both at the time of purchase, as well as at the time of the request- they ultimately refused to issue a new one, and I lost the contract.</blockquote>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:58, 9 September 2004

From: Gab Studio

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 Subject: Great software !!!

Hi;

I'm just trying *INSKCAPE* and would like to *congratulate you all*.

I join my first work... if you want to add it in the galery :)

BRAVO again from France for this great software have fun

regards

Gab

From: Jared Thompson

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 Subject: awesome program

I know this may not be according to the purposes of this list,

but I just wanted to say that I recently discovered inkscape and I think it is quite an impressive program so far. I have been playing with it non stop for the past few days and love it, the website is also nice and clean. there are plenty of tips and in the program a help file that gives a good overview to get beginners started

I will be looking forward to contribute what I can as time goes forward.

again, just wanted to say thanks for an awesome program

-jared


From: Artemio

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 Subject: thank you

Dear Inkscape developers,

at first, please take my sincere congratulations - Inkscape is on the 3rd place in my top 5 list of most used applications! :-)

You have made possible what I have dreamt for over two years since I started using Linux (I use ONLY Linux since that time). You have done a really great work. Inkscape has absolutely everything I need from a vector editor and even more. It's very light, fast and the interface is very straightforward and intuitive. Thank you, thank you very much!

Frankly, you have blown all my expectations away - I didn't think someone would do font->path thing possible, this is amazing! Now I can bring my SVGs _anywhere_ and they will be read just as I made them (already tested this).

Please excuse me for talking too much, it's just that I really respect your work and wish you all the best! I do have some little suggestions to you, but I will write them in my next message :-)

Good luck to you all and thanks so much again!


Artemio.


From: Charles Goodwin

Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 Subject: Re: wow, this is amazing!

Everything about Inkscape has been impressive thus far, not least of which the speed with which action is taken to address any issue.

- Charlie


From: Trent Buck

Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2004 Subject: Re: new illustrator screenshots

Quoth Alan Horkan on or about 2004-06-08:

On Sat, 5 Jun 2004, Trent Buck wrote:
FWIW, I think inkscape's UI is already better than AI's.

You said Inkscape is better so I make it a challenge to you to list more ways, and maybe we can start a comparision chart in the Wiki which would be useful for promoting Inkscape.

OK, I'll confess, I haven't used AI for than about half-an-hour, because I couldn't get the hang of the interface. Let me itemize my reasons for using Inkscape.

Bear in mind that these are my *opinions*, not necessarily *right* in a technical sense. I'll put a '+' in front of things that are actually UI.

Inkscape beats AI

 + As a newbie, I found the Inkscape (well, sodipodi) interface to be
   pretty self-explanatory.  Using AI I get the feeling I should take a
   3-day course just to learn how to use it.
   (Maybe this is just because of all the extra features, I don't know.)
   It's free.  When something happens I can check the source.  It is
   also far easier to add or request features.
   It works on linux.  Enough said.
   The GTK toolkit is relatively clean, customizable and robust.

Inkscape beats Sodipodi

   The larger community results in faster growth in all areas.
   Boolean operations.  Miscellaneous tweaks make Inkscape more
   comfortable.

Inkscape beats both of them

 + Buttons are around the edge.  It has been shown by HCI folks that
   this is a far better design than the toolkit approach.  Fitts' Law
   states that you can click screen corners and edges far faster than, 
   say, 10px in from the edge.
   http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Fitts'%20law
 + Likewise, this means everthing is in one window, which works much
   better with my windowmanager (http://ratpoison.sf.net).
 + Keybindings for everything.  I don't normally even have a rodent
   plugged into my system, so being able to stay keyboard-centered is a
   major advantage.

I should also point out that I'm not really an artistic person, my strengths are more oriented in mathematics, english and science. I am a CS student by profession. I mostly use Inkscape when I need an image and there isn't a specialized tool to draw it.

It could well be that I don't see Inkscape's deficiencies because my drawings aren't complicated enough to need them.

-trent

From: Richard MacIntyre

Unless they've already mentioned it hereon, Julian MacDonald has kindly written a script, and Francois Guillet has just begun work on an SVG plugin, respectively, for SVG import into Art of Illusion- a 3D program- from Inkscape. see: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1117167&forum_id=47782

I have so far successfully done some stuff to test Julian's script, which I might post- er, that is if I can recusitate my hard disk :/ .

Nice work on Inkscape, btw: A very informative/transparent/diligent process; crisp tool icons with high-contrast; a well-done tutorial/manual, and an aesthetically-pleasing ink-droplet for the About screen. (I got a couple of kids at a cafe playing with Inks weird & wonderful calligraphy tool on my laptop :)

I look forward to R.1 or sooner, when I can leave Illustrator behind!

As a footnote:

A few years ago, when I had a contract that required the use of my legitimately-purchased copy of Illustrator, I called Adobe to get a replacement registration/re-installation number for the one I had lost. Even though I jumped through every one of their hoops- both at the time of purchase, as well as at the time of the request- they ultimately refused to issue a new one, and I lost the contract.

Richard

From: Henry House

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 Subject: New user happy with inkscape!

I used to use A. Illustrator years ago before I used Linux. Ever since then I have been dissatisfied with the various Free vector drawing applications available for Linux. I just started using Inkscape yeterday and I am very impressed! There are keyboard shortcuts for most operations! The boolean operations (union, divide, etc) work! (The lack of such has been a major impediment to my use of other vector drawing applications.) My only major problem so far has been that the selected object is difficult to see because the selection indicators do not contrast strongly with their object or follow their object's path outline.

Henry House

From: Jose Hevia

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 Subject: About DATA and METADATA

Oh, I'm very excited about the little big improvements of inkscape 0.39: In ex.You could go to Object-> Object Properties and ...Change an object identifier!!! This was in previous versions but didn't seem to work for me.

So now we could have info not only of the sorting of objects but for the objects itselfs(multiple in a file) ,so I could make a map of Africa an name Angola,Rwanda...,summit to open clipart,search in google :

Rwanda+africa+svg and, there it is!.The bad news is that if I'm not an english speaker I don't know that "Marruecos" name from my Atlas is Morocco in english word.(Yes there are a lot of people that have not thought about that ever).

From: Phil Shapiro

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 Subject: heartfelt thanks for creating inkscape


thanks a megabyte for your visionary work in creating inkscape. i discovered this amazing software last week and have been talking it up on various national email lists i'm on. (see below a message i sent this evening to the list of Community Technology Centers' Network - CTCNet), one of the largest nonprofit organizations working to bridge the digital divide.)

CTCNet's annual conference is going to be in cleveland in june, 2005, in case you (or any of the othe inkscape developers) might be in the area at that time. it's likely more than 1000 technology access activists will be attending this conference. stephen quinn is the wonderful person organizing this conference. squinn@ctcnet.org

thanks again. you've inspired many by creating inkscape and your creation will unleash a river of artistic creativity by many who cannot afford a commercial vector drawing program.

                    - phil shapiro
                     arlington, virginia