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(Piling ALL of the tasks into the current milestone, to eliminate duplication. Next will be to sort these out based on objectives and priorities)
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* Clean up configure.in
 
* Clean up configure.in
 
* (PARTIALLY DONE) [http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DirectoryReorgProposal Directory Reorganization] (rejon)
 
* (PARTIALLY DONE) [http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DirectoryReorgProposal Directory Reorganization] (rejon)
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* Convert all tabs into spaces (convert tabs to 4 spaces)
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* Rename all '[[SPFooBar]]' routines to '[[FooBar]]' and put into namespaces
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** (DONE) dialogs folder
  
 
File Format Support Effort:
 
File Format Support Effort:
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** Custom palettes like from Gnome
 
** Custom palettes like from Gnome
 
** Ability to load 3rd-party palettes (e.g. Pantone, Trumatch, Focoltone, Toyo, etc.)
 
** Ability to load 3rd-party palettes (e.g. Pantone, Trumatch, Focoltone, Toyo, etc.)
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* Implement [[LittleCMS]] as color management system
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* Implement iso & hex grid
 +
* Editable toolbars (libegg)
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* Reenable fuzzy font matching [bb]
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* Improve freehand curve smoothness [pjrm, paraprax]
  
 
Desktop Integration Effort:
 
Desktop Integration Effort:
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* Clipart manager GUI
 
* Clipart manager GUI
  
Testing:
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Testing Effort:
 
* Include some rendering tests in `make check'.
 
* Include some rendering tests in `make check'.
 
* Get 'make check' to pass on Win32 and OSX
 
* Get 'make check' to pass on Win32 and OSX
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* Investigate performance measurement testing for Inkscape
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 +
Cairo Adoption Effort:
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* Prereq: Is renderer immune to the same kinds of numerical problems we see with our new renderer, libnr, or libart?
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* Will the new renderer improve performance for most users?
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* Integrate a Cairo-based SVG Canvas library
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 +
Animation Effort
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* Prereq: We need a conceptualization of how it should work
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* Currently, part of the concept discussion is at [[Animation-(Timeline)|here]]
  
SVG Compliance:
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SVG Feature Compliance Effort:
* Markers -  
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* Investigate SVG docs where SVG is not the default namespace used at the root -- e.g. <svg:svg xmlns:svg="http://...etc"><svg:rect.../><blah></svg:svg> -- <blah> would end up getting shoehorned into the svg namespace
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* Write an Internal DTD subset describing the custom Inkscape XML elements, for validation against SVG DTD
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* Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads
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* Masking
 +
* Implement perspective transformations via [[PerspectiveObject]]
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* Scripting
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* Path editing
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* Shaped strokes
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* Markers
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** Inherit stroke properties like color
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** On-canvas editing
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** Fix snapping issue
 
* masks/clippaths
 
* masks/clippaths
 
** on-canvas editing
 
** on-canvas editing
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New/Changed Dependencies:
 
New/Changed Dependencies:
 
* Gtk 2.10
 
* Gtk 2.10
 
  
 
=== Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 ===
 
=== Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 ===
 
 
 
=== Milestone 15 - Inkscape 0.49 ===
 
=== Milestone 15 - Inkscape 0.49 ===
 
 
 
=== Milestone 16 - Inkscape 0.50 ===
 
=== Milestone 16 - Inkscape 0.50 ===
 
* Prereq: Is renderer immune to the same kinds of numerical problems we see with our new renderer, libnr, or libart?
 
* Will the new renderer improve performance for most users?
 
* Integrate a Cairo-based SVG Canvas library
 
 
 
=== Milestone 17 - Inkscape 0.51 ===
 
=== Milestone 17 - Inkscape 0.51 ===
 
* Prereq: We need a conceptualization of how it should work
 
* Currently, part of the concept discussion is at [[Animation-(Timeline)|here]]
 
 
 
 
=== Milestone 18 - Inkscape 0.52 ===
 
=== Milestone 18 - Inkscape 0.52 ===
 
* Reenable fuzzy font matching [bb]
 
 
 
=== Milestone 19 - Inkscape 0.53 ===
 
=== Milestone 19 - Inkscape 0.53 ===
 
* Implement [[LittleCMS]] as color management system
 
 
 
=== Milestone 20 - Inkscape 0.54 ===
 
=== Milestone 20 - Inkscape 0.54 ===
 
 
=== Milestone 21 - Inkscape 0.55 ===
 
=== Milestone 21 - Inkscape 0.55 ===
 
  
 
=== Milestone [Future] ===
 
=== Milestone [Future] ===
* Investigate performance measurement testing for Inkscape
 
* Convert all tabs into spaces (convert tabs to 4 spaces)
 
* Rename all '[[SPFooBar]]' routines to '[[FooBar]]' and put into namespaces
 
** (DONE) dialogs folder
 
* Investigate SVG docs where SVG is not the default namespace used at the root -- e.g. <svg:svg xmlns:svg="http://...etc"><svg:rect.../><blah></svg:svg> -- <blah> would end up getting shoehorned into the svg namespace
 
* Write an Internal DTD subset describing the custom Inkscape XML elements, for validation against SVG DTD
 
* Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads
 
* Start thinking about 1.0 when major functionality gaps are closed
 
** (BASICALLY DONE) layers
 
** (DONE) color palette
 
** (DONE) gradient tool
 
** (DONE) patterns
 
** (DONE) text on path and in shape
 
** (DONE) text selection
 
** (DONE) SVG filters
 
** mask tool
 
** perspective transforms
 
** scripting
 
** path editing
 
** shaped strokes
 
* Implement preliminary support for iso & hex grid
 
* Implement perspective transformations via [[PerspectiveObject]]
 
* Improve freehand curve smoothness [pjrm, paraprax]
 
* Review X1-1GUITest on SF
 
* Review usability links at http://openusability.org/docman/?group_id=52
 
* Review usability links at http://openusability.org/docman/?group_id=57
 
* Editable toolbars (libegg)
 
  
 
[[Category:Developer Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Developer Documentation]]

Revision as of 00:27, 23 January 2007

Inkscape Development Roadmap

NOTE: This is a working document showing specific near-term tasks needed for achieving milestones. The number in front of the version is in reference to the milestone.

Milestones 0-9 have been completed since the start of the Inkscape Project. See OldRoadmap


Milestone 12 - Inkscape 0.46

New/Changed Dependencies:

  • Gtk 2.8

Architectural Refactoring Effort:

  • Eliminate use of the style.h types in as much of codebase as possible, particularly display/*.
  • Create an SPObject API for tracking references and avoiding id clashes on import and interdocument copy/paste. What we need are a void SPDocument::importCopies([set of SPObjects]), and an [set of SPObjects] SPObject::dependencies() method.
  • Implement gradient UI "release" handler to deal with gradient garbage collection (see bug 984854)
  • Replace style.cpp entirely, with a clearer and cleaner version.

Codebase Cleanup Effort:

  • Change to use of GQuarks instead of #defines where feasible
  • Learn and use autoscan and autoreconf to find out which configure tests are still needed.
  • Clean up configure.in
  • (PARTIALLY DONE) Directory Reorganization (rejon)
  • Convert all tabs into spaces (convert tabs to 4 spaces)
  • Rename all 'SPFooBar' routines to 'FooBar' and put into namespaces
    • (DONE) dialogs folder

File Format Support Effort:

Extensions Effort:

  • Implement extension API
  • Implement extension registry
  • Complete Extension preferences dialog

User Interface Effort:

  • Object-to-object snapping
  • Enhanced grid system
  • improvement of svg patterns UI - make it similar to gradient-drag, instead of piggybacking knotholder
  • Palettes
    • Custom palettes like from Gnome
    • Ability to load 3rd-party palettes (e.g. Pantone, Trumatch, Focoltone, Toyo, etc.)
  • Implement LittleCMS as color management system
  • Implement iso & hex grid
  • Editable toolbars (libegg)
  • Reenable fuzzy font matching [bb]
  • Improve freehand curve smoothness [pjrm, paraprax]

Desktop Integration Effort:

  • WebDAV/FTP support via GNOME-VFS, Neon, or the like
  • Make printing work more efficiently and reliably
  • Inter-application cut-and-paste
  • Inter-application drag-and-drop
  • Clipart manager GUI

Testing Effort:

  • Include some rendering tests in `make check'.
  • Get 'make check' to pass on Win32 and OSX
  • Investigate performance measurement testing for Inkscape

Cairo Adoption Effort:

  • Prereq: Is renderer immune to the same kinds of numerical problems we see with our new renderer, libnr, or libart?
  • Will the new renderer improve performance for most users?
  • Integrate a Cairo-based SVG Canvas library

Animation Effort

  • Prereq: We need a conceptualization of how it should work
  • Currently, part of the concept discussion is at here

SVG Feature Compliance Effort:

  • Investigate SVG docs where SVG is not the default namespace used at the root -- e.g. <svg:svg xmlns:svg="http://...etc"><svg:rect.../><blah></svg:svg> -- <blah> would end up getting shoehorned into the svg namespace
  • Write an Internal DTD subset describing the custom Inkscape XML elements, for validation against SVG DTD
  • Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads
  • Masking
  • Implement perspective transformations via PerspectiveObject
  • Scripting
  • Path editing
  • Shaped strokes
  • Markers
    • Inherit stroke properties like color
    • On-canvas editing
    • Fix snapping issue
  • masks/clippaths
    • on-canvas editing
  • hyperlinking

Milestone 13 - Inkscape 0.47

New/Changed Dependencies:

  • Gtk 2.10

Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48

Milestone 15 - Inkscape 0.49

Milestone 16 - Inkscape 0.50

Milestone 17 - Inkscape 0.51

Milestone 18 - Inkscape 0.52

Milestone 19 - Inkscape 0.53

Milestone 20 - Inkscape 0.54

Milestone 21 - Inkscape 0.55

Milestone [Future]