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Re: Quasado (developer of StageStack, a FreeHand replacement) considerin


From: William F. Adams
Subject: Re: Quasado (developer of StageStack, a FreeHand replacement) considering opensource
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:00:40 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 7, 1:47 pm, Liam Proven <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 7 June 2013 15:28, William F. Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > I was asked via e-mail, why not
>
> >>http://inkscape.org/
>
> >  - The interface is Byzantine and awful compared to FreeHand.
> >  - It's limited to what SVG allows, as opposed to empowered by having
> > Display PostScript for imaging as Altsys Virtuoso did
> >  - It's not written in Cocoa, so no Services support in Mac OS X.
> >  - lack of inspector palettes makes the interface less efficient
>
> Ah, yes, that was me. :¬)
>
> OK, so you don't like it much... but these are not /major/ criticisms,
> and so are probably why the Stagestack project did not attract much
> support.

There's nothing more major for a creative application than its
interface.

> It might be easier to put a new, GNUstep-based front end onto the
> Inkscape code than either write a new program or attempt to finish a
> very incomplete, formerly-proprietary one.

That's an interesting idea --- any takers?

William
(who still has the source code for xasy on his ebook reader and has
been reading through it trying to reach some sort of understanding....)


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