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Vector drawing program

Skencil is a vector drawing program written almost completely in Python for flexibilty (with some modules written in C for speed). Skencil supports some interesting features like gradient fills, clipmasks, text along a path or blend groups and bezier curves. All affine transformations are possible. It has plugins that import or export from different formats, and that can be used a way to define new graphics objects. This package was formerly known as 'sketch.'



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Janet Casey

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27 March 2002

Leaders and contributors

Bernhard Herzog Maintainer
Bernhard Reiter Contributor
Mark Rose Contributor

Resources and communication

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Python (Ref)
Ruby (Ref)
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteGTK 1.2.4 or later (for devel v. 0.7)
Required to usePython 1.5.1 or later
Required to usePython Imaging Library 1.0 or later
Weak prerequisitePyGTK (for devel v. 0.7)
Weak prerequisitePython XML library (SVG import filter)


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