3 May 2000 bernhard   » (Master)

Anyone got a spare brown paper bag? They're not very common here in Germany...

Sketch 0.6.6 contains an awful bug. It can't load any vector graphics files because the plugins aren't initialized properly. Unfortunately this was hidden on my development account because my startup script did some things that hid this bug and even my test account had this.

I thought the pre-releases would help find this kind of bug before a release, but even though this bug was present in both 0.6.6 pre-releases nobody reported anything about this.

On a lighter note, I read the archives of the gnome-icon-list this evening. I had heard about this list from Fred yesterday, who said that in early April he had announced the clip-arts he and the co-authors of the Sketch documentation had drawn (in Sketch, of course). The clip-arts were very well-received ("Dudes, these ROCK. I love them", tigert), as was to be expected.

Since the standard format for vector graphics in GNOME will probably be SVG -- Raph is working on an SVG-renderer for Nautilus after all -- I'll have to improve the SVG filters sometime soon, unless somebody else steps forward.

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