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* [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=93438&atid=604306&func=detail&aid=904962 correct handling of multiple font faces] by Text tool
* [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/sf904962 correct handling of multiple font faces] by Text tool
* [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.inkscape.devel/16938/ Filters tool]
* [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.inkscape.devel/16938/ Filters tool]

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** on-canvas editing (patch for 0.47 is ready)
** on-canvas editing (patch for 0.47 is ready)
** Should work like gradient tool to apply transparency
** Should work like gradient tool to apply transparency
* [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=893812&group_id=93438&atid=604309 hyperlinking]
* [https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/sf893812 hyperlinking]
* Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads
* Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads

Revision as of 20:29, 26 February 2008

Inkscape Development Roadmap

NOTE: This is a working document showing specific near-term tasks needed for achieving the numbered milestones.

Milestones 0-11 have been completed since the start of the Inkscape Project. See OldRoadmap

Milestone 12 - Inkscape 0.46

New/Changed Dependencies:

  • (DONE) Gtk 2.8 (required)
  • 2geom (optional)
    • 2geom is a hard dependency now due to LPE. 2geom source has been copied to the inkscape tree, so that inkscape can make full profit from the latest and greatest 2geom (instead of depending on an earlier official 2geom release) [johan])

Architectural Refactoring Effort:

  • Eliminate all use of sp_repr_new in favor of XML::Document::* classes (see [1])
  • Migrate SPObject to native C++ classes
  • Implement gradient UI "release" handler to deal with gradient garbage collection (see bug 984854)
  • 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.
  • Prepatory work to integrate lib2geom next release
    • what exactly is meant by this? is this already done with LPE?

Codebase Cleanup Effort:

  • Change to use of GQuarks instead of #defines where feasible
    • Where can information be found on this? (I have no clue what GQuarks are for example)
  • Learn and use autoscan and autoreconf to find out which configure tests are still needed.
  • Clean up configure.in
  • (PARTIALLY DONE) DirectoryReorgProposal
  • Convert all tabs into spaces (convert tabs to 4 spaces)
  • Remove trailing whitespace
  • Rename all 'SPFooBar' routines to 'FooBar' and put into namespaces
    • (DONE) dialogs folder
  • (DONE) Convert use of gboolean to bool where feasible
    • (Bulia: "This was attempted and (partially?) rolled back, because it broke GTK calls which require gbooleans.")
  • (DONE) Switch from use of TRUE/FALSE to true/false
    • (Bulia: "This was attempted and (partially?) rolled back, because it broke GTK calls which require gbooleans.")

File Format Support Effort:

  • PDF Import/Export
    • (HELP NEEDED) Identify remaining problems with the cairo-based PDF tool check FileTypes
    • Ensure clippaths, transparency, bitmaps, etc. all work

Inkboard Effort

  • Stabilize the code by closing crash bugs in the bug tracker

SVG Feature Compliance Effort:

  • Animation
    • Sketch out UI mockup ideas for animation rendering/animation
    • Make an ultra-preliminary proof of concept of at least one animation feature

Extension Effort:

  • Unification of the way to display help on extensions
  • Localizable help of bundled extensions
  • Effect extensions browser

User Documentation Effort:

  • Re-arrange tutorial categories [ScislaC]
  • (PARTIALLY DONE) Switch to use of xml2po for tutorial files (Colin Marquardt)
  • Document filters

Milestone 13 - Inkscape 0.47

New/Changed Dependencies:

  • Gtk 2.10 (required)
  • 2geom (required)

File Format Support Effort:


Architectural Refactoring Effort:

  • 2geom Integration
    • Eliminate code in favor of 2geom where feasible
  • Convert remaining GTK dialog code to Gtkmm

Inkscape SVG Effort

  • Revisit coordination system (move away from Cartesian)

DOM Binding Effort:

  • Evaluate Adobe Activescript to use instead of Spidermonkey for our JS engine
  • Create sample prototype app to explore ActiveScript
  • Decide whether to go with Spidermonkey or Adobe ActiveScript

User Interface Effort:

  • 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.)
  • Reenable fuzzy font matching [bb]
  • Improve freehand curve smoothness [pjrm, paraprax]

Desktop Integration Effort:

  • (DONE) Replace existing printer dialog with one from gtk 2.10
  • Inter-application cut-and-paste
  • Inter-application drag-and-drop

Testing Effort:

  • Include some rendering tests in `make check'.
  • Get 'make check' to pass on Win32 and OSX (with the current btool, does this mean a 'btool check' should pass?)
  • Investigate performance measurement testing for Inkscape

Animation Effort

  • Create a written conceptualization of how it should work
    • Currently, part of the concept discussion is at here

Inkboard Effort

  • Ensure multi-user conferences work across most JEP-compliant Jabber servers
  • Conduct an informal security analysis of Inkboard for security flaws

User Documentation Effort:

  • Solicit more tutorial contributions from userbase
    • Node editing
    • Advanced text effects
    • Grid snapping
    • Connectors
    • Creating photo-realistic art

Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 - Animation

  • Get basic rendering and authoring of simple animations working adequately

Architectural Refactoring Effort:

  • Complete lib2geom integration
  • Streamline style.*
    • Eliminate use of the style.h types in as much of codebase as possible, particularly display/*.
    • Externally, it should present a simple sset of accessor methods for getting/setting properties by name, and propagating to/from repr.
    • Inside, it should have:
      • a concise list of property names with the expected domain of values in CSS and the associated Inkscape data type
      • a concise list of property aliases which represent one or more properties combined, each with the rule used to combine
      • definitions of the aforementioned rules and value domains
      • some generic code (not tied to any one property) implementing the needed behavior

DOM Binding Effort:

  • Create tool that reads the w3c idl files and generates binding code
  • Bind xpath parsing/execution
  • Finish the CSS-DOM classes
  • Add a 'run' mode in a separate window that runs and displays the scripted SVG

Desktop Integration Effort:

  • WebDAV/FTP support via GNOME-VFS, Neon, or the like
  • Finish making printing work more efficiently and reliably
  • Clipart manager GUI

File Format Support Effort:

  • PDF Import/Export
    • Generate multipage PDF documents
    • Define bleed and slug areas for offset printing
    • Add crop, bleed and registration marks

Milestone 15 - Inkscape 0.49 - Prototype all SVG Mobile features

SVG Feature Compliance Effort:

  • Ability to select which SVG spec version to save as
  • Multi-page
  • Animation
  • Implement perspective transformations via PerspectiveObject
  • Path editing
  • Shaped strokes
  • Masking/clippaths
    • on-canvas editing (patch for 0.47 is ready)
    • Should work like gradient tool to apply transparency
  • hyperlinking
  • Ensure Inkscape does not throw away the internal DTD subsets of documents it reads

Milestone 16 - Inkscape 0.50 - SVG Mobile Support

SVG Feature Compliance Effort:

  • Multi-page
  • Scripting
  • Markers
    • Inherit stroke properties like color
    • On-canvas editing
    • Fix snapping issue
  • Real CMYK / LAB / HSB support

Milestone 17 - Inkscape 0.51

Architectural Refactoring Effort:

  • 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
  • follow the Freedesktop Icon Naming Spec for easier themeing

File Format Support Effort:

  • Native Adobe Illustrator file Import (DONE)/Export
    • Requires good PDF Import/Export
  • Native CorelDraw file Import/Export (DONE as extension)
  • DXF import/export
  • gdkpixbuf(?) - would give JPEG support

Milestone 18 - Inkscape 0.52 - Tech drawing abilities

User Interface Effort:

  • (DONE) Object-to-object snapping
  • (DONE) Implement LittleCMS as color management system
  • Implement iso (DONE) & hex grid
  • Editable toolbars (libegg)
  • Geometrical constraints
    • "Perpendicular-to", "Parallel-to", etc.
  • Path trimming/extending/offset
  • Filleting tool

Extensions Effort:

  • Implement extension registry for users to upload/download extensions via Inkscape
  • Dia-like smart shapes support

Milestone 19 - Inkscape 0.53 - Inkcore

  • Separate sections of code into various libraries for use by other programs
    • inkcanvas
    • inkview
    • inkscape

Milestone 20 - Inkscape 0.54

Milestone 21 - Inkscape 0.55

??? - Inkscape 1.00 - Full SVG 1.1 support

Milestone [Future]