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Subject: Fwd: RE: oodraw

I'm not sure I will be able to attend today's meeting, so here is the
list of issues about the draw objects in the file format, from the KOffice 
developer who works on the vector drawing application.

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Subject: RE: oodraw
Date: Sunday 04 May 2003 21:41
From: "rwlbuis@xs4all.nl" <rwlbuis@xs4all.nl>
To: dfaure@klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se, buis@kde.org

After having thought about it some more, my remarks. 
First of all I like svg a lot, and I am glad svg was chosen as 
a basis for oo draw format. 
Secondly, I also like the way the styling is shared and seperated from the
Karbon has a different approach to this, but I think the oo draw approach
is superior and we 
will happily have a go of implementing/adotopting this in karbon14. 
Now, about the gripes : 
- I think gradients could be made more adaptable. For instance allowing
of stops like in svg using the <stop> tag. Karbon has support for complex
gradients with 
many stops as well. I have no complaints about chosen gradient types, these
seem to be 
the most useful and common. 
- I am not sure whether <layer> tag explictly has attributes to set state
to locked/unlocked, 
visible/invisible? Karbon format offers this. 
- it would be desirable for the format to allow stacking of multiple
strokes per shape. 
Illustrator can do this and karbon has code in the making for this. 
- not sure if its included, but a way to define clip groups/regions would
be desirable as well. 
These are my main gripes. In general I must say I like the format and
documentation a lot 
(though some more code and accomanying pictures would help, like in svg
spec). All in all I 
think its a job well done, thank you for that! 

David FAURE, faure@kde.org, sponsored by TrollTech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
How to write a Makefile.am for KDE/Qt code:

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