Updating your Extension for 1.0
This is a preliminary and incomplete list of actions to take for updating Python extensions for Inkscape 1.0:
Updating *.inx files
Remove dependency listings
Remove the dependency listings for the following modules:
- inkex.py (removal not strictly required)
This change is backwards compatible (as long as the user has a fully functioning Inkscape installation).
Updating *.py files
Collecting the options of the extension
- Instead of
inkex.Effect.OptionParser.add_option, your extension should now use
- The 'type' option now works with variables instead of strings. Use
"int"(same for float,...).
- The 'inkbool' type is now
action="store"can be removed.
These changes are not backwards compatible. The old options will still work, but are deprecated and should no longer be used when you develop your extension for Inkscape 1.0 or higher.
Replace specific functions
TODO (see https://gitlab.com/inkscape/extensions/issues/24).
Test run your extension
Many functions, when run, will still work, but they will give you a deprecation warning, with instructions what to replace them by.
inkex.Effect.selected is replaced by
inkex.Effect.svg.selected - however, most replacements do not follow this naming scheme translation.
These changes are not backwards compatible.
Python 3 / Python 2 compatibility
Test your extension with both Python 2 and Python 3. With the updated extensions, Inkscape does no longer require Python 2, so some users will probably be using Python 3, and may no longer have Python 2 installed on their system. See Extension_Interpreters for how to set the Python version for your extension (for testing).