[Clipart] Re: [Inkscape-devel] google summer of code summit follow-up

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Fri Oct 20 17:22:31 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 16:51 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 04:07:46PM -0700, Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Hey all, here are my overdue notes about the google summer of code
> > mentors summit meeting from last SAT, OCT 21, 9-5 PM. They picked up the
> > tab for the event, hotel, etc:
> Thanks!  Quite interesting.
> > After that I had lunch with several developers including Behdad
> > Esfahdood, who leads the pango project and works for RedHat. He wants to
> > get pango hooked into Crucible, so Bryce, you might want to follow up
> > with him about this.
> Thanks.  Maybe once the new crucible release is out the door I can put
> some time into helping get him set up.  It'd be great to get pango
> included in the testing we've done.

Cool...he said he is working on getting a test suite setup, so helping
to shape this might be key for plugging into crucible.

> > I also hung out with Bart Massey who is professor
> > at portland state and hosts freedesktop.org servers. I talked with him
> > about some Open Clip Art Library business and other issues that we have
> > in common. I am following up with him because he wants to and said it is
> > really no problem to get us our own server that we can put Open Clip Art
> > Library on.
> That's a good idea, but does OCAL have the funds to get a machine?

He said they could get one...and are in a good position to do this...

> > The best thing to come out of the event is the quick chat with Massey
> > about OCAL, etc. My day also ended with getting to chat with Martin
> > Sevior (abiword) about working closer between Inkscape, abiword,
> > gnumeric, etc, to provide a better user experience and in the face of
> > the closed community policies of OO.o.
> Excellent, this is something I've thought to be a good direction to go
> myself.  Have you spoken with anyone from gnumeric?

Not yet...but am ramping that up...

> > He and several other people brought up how unhappy they were with the
> > printing functionality on Inkscape. I forgot about how this is such a
> > need. Mostly, ppl. are stoked about Inkscape, but I underlined that we
> > are working on this with Cairo, etc...who is working on this anyway?
> > Seems like a pretty big area we need help on...
> Yes, it's been a huge area of complaint.  It would be great to see
> someone new take this area over and really improve it.

Right, I think it would be good to start pushing on our blog, in our
press releases, etc, areas where we need help to highlight that we are
doing things well, but always need new people are want to hack on these


> > oh, I also met Mike Hearn (autopackage) who said he is going through
> > Google's 3-month training program as a new employee. Insane!
> Cool, congrats Mike!
> Bryce
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