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''Milestones 0-12 have been completed since the start of the Inkscape Project. See [[OldRoadmap]]''
''Milestones 0-12 have been completed since the start of the Inkscape Project. See [[OldRoadmap]]''

=== Milestone 13 - Inkscape 0.47 - Refactoring / Cleanup ===

==== New/Changed Dependencies ====
* GTK 2.12 (required)
==== Architectural Refactoring Effort ====
* [[Lib2geom]] Integration
** Eliminate code in favor of <code>2geom</code> where feasible
* Convert remaining GTK dialog code to GTKmm
* Eliminate all use of <code>sp_repr_new</code> in favor of <code>XML::Document::*</code> classes (see [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.graphics.inkscape.devel/19068])
* Subsystem Rearchitecture
** Migrate <code>SPObject</code> to native C++ classes
** Rename all '[[SPFooBar]]' routines to '[[FooBar]]' and put into namespaces
* Implement [http://grin-optics.org gradient] UI “release” handler to deal with gradient garbage collection (see bug 984854)
** '''Note:''' ''I can't find this bug on Inkscape.  Could someone locate and link it?'' <br>--[[User:Zearin|Zearin]] 18:48, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
* Create an API for tracking references and avoiding id clashes on import and interdocument copy/paste. The optimal place to put it would probably be somewhere at the XML level
* Streamline style
** Eliminate use of the <tt>style.h</tt> types in as much of codebase as possible, particularly display
** Externally, it should present a simple set of accessor methods for getting/setting properties by name, and propagating to/from <tt>repr</tt>
** 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
==== Codebase Cleanup Effort ====
* Change to use of [http://library.gnome.org/devel/glib/stable/glib-Quarks.html GQuarks] instead of <code>#defines</code> where feasible
* Use <code>autoscan</code> and <code>autoreconf</code> to find out which configure tests are still needed
** Trim down the amount of stuff in our <tt>configure.ac</tt>
* <ins>(PARTIALLY DONE)</ins> [[DirectoryReorgProposal]]
* Convert all tabs into spaces (convert tabs to 4 spaces)
** Also see http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=7164324
* [[http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/InkscapeJanitors#Cleanup:_Whitespace Remove trailing whitespace]]
* Replace use of C macros (e.g. <code>SP_IS_PATH</code>) with C++ instance methods, static class methods, etc.
* Use [http://pmd.sourceforge.net/cpd.html Copy/Paste Detector] to find and refactor duplicated code
==== User Documentation Effort ====
* Rearrange tutorials into sub-categories
* <ins>(PARTIALLY DONE)</ins> Switch to use of <code>xml2po</code> for tutorial files ([[User:Colin Marquardt|Colin Marquardt]])
* Document filters
==== Inkscape SVG Effort ====
* Revisit coordination system (move away from Cartesian)
==== 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 3<sup>rd</sup>-party palettes (e.g. Pantone, Trumatch, Focoltone, Toyo, etc.)
* Reenable fuzzy font matching [<tt>bulia</tt>]
* Improve freehand curve smoothness [<tt>pjrm</tt>, <tt>paraprax</tt>]
==== Testing Effort ====
* Include some rendering tests in <tt>`make check'</tt>.
* Get <tt>`make check'</tt> to pass on Win32 and OSX (with the current <code>btool</code>, does this mean a <tt>`btool check'</tt> 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 [[Animation-(Timeline)|here]]
==== User Documentation Effort ====
* More tutorials
** Node editing
** Advanced text effects
** Grid snapping
** Connectors
** Creating photo-realistic art
==== Performance effort ====
*Support Hardware acceleration
**Take advantage of OpenGL 2.1 or dx9 to enhance editing and display performance.
***('''Note:''' OpenVG would be better suited for Inkscape's needs but I'm not sure about its status. --[[User:Tweenk|Tweenk]] 00:53, 26 July 2009 (UTC))
**Boost performance on multi-core processor.
==== GUI effort ====
*Layer panel
**Add object selection in layer (similar to Adobe Illustrator).
*Tab document
**Open and create new document(s) in the same window.
*Menu icons
**Compact icons
**Grayed icons
***Tool icons turn into color when hovering or selected (similar to Adobe Illustrator).
**Multi-page tool (similar to Artboard tool on Adobe Illustrator CS4).

=== Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 - Animation ===
=== Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 - Animation ===

Revision as of 23:40, 22 December 2009

Inkscape Development Roadmap

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

Milestones 0-12 have been completed since the start of the Inkscape Project. See OldRoadmap

Milestone 14 - Inkscape 0.48 - Animation

File Format Support Effort

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


Desktop Integration Effort

  • [PARTIALLY DONE] Inter-application cut-and-paste
  • Inter-application drag-and-drop

Architectural Refactoring Effort

  • Complete lib2geom integration

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 GVFS, KIO, Neon, or the like
  • Finish making printing work more efficiently and reliably
  • Clipart manager GUI

Inkboard Effort

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

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

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

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/clip paths
    • 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: (Also see SVG Tiny Compliance)

  • 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

File Format Support Effort

  • Native Adobe Illustrator file Export / Import (DONE)
    • (DONE) Requires good PDF Import/Export
  • Native CorelDraw file Import/Export (currently uses UniConvertor)
  • DXF import/export
  • Improved raster support via Gdk::Pixbuf

Milestone 18 - Inkscape 0.52 - Tech drawing abilities

User Interface Effort

  • Implement iso (DONE) and hex grid
  • Editable toolbars (GTK::Toolbar class)
  • 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

(CAD and BlueprintGeometricAndTechDrawing)

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]