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Vector drawing applications

Sodipodi is a general purpose vector drawing application which uses a subset of W3C SVG (full compliance is currently in the works) as its file format. Drawing tools include rectangles, ellipses, freehand drawing, text objects, imported bitmaps, fills, and outlines. The user interface is similar drawing programs. There are rectangles, ellipses, text items, bitmap images and freehand curves. Additionally, both vector and bitmap objects can have alpha transparency and can be arbitrarily transformed. Sodipodi supports multiple opened files and multiple views per file and prints and exports to png bitmaps.



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Janet Casey

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11 June 2002

Leaders and contributors

Mitsuru Oka Contributor
Raph Levien Contributor
Frank Felfe Contributor
Lauris Kaplinski Maintainer
Federico Mena Contributor
Michael Meeks Contributor
Pawel Palucha Contributor
Chema Celorio Contributor
Masatake YAMATO Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archive
Debian (Ref)
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelibwmf 0.2.1 or later (for importing windows metafiles)
Weak prerequisiteFrontline and Autotrace (for in-place bitmap->vector conversion)
Required to buildgal 0.4+ or later (libraries)
Weak prerequisitebonobo 0.17 or later (for bonobo support)
Required to buildgnome-print 0.21 or later
Required to buildgnome-libs 1.2 04 later


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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