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Hi Ian,

On Oct 22, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Ian wrote:
On Fri, 2010-10-22 at 13:05 +0200, Krabina Bernhard wrote:
So should't LibreOffice drop
Draw module and work instead toward a full integration with Inkscape?

I don't think so, as Inkscape ist something for professional users.

Inkscape is no more difficult to learn than Draw. Primary school
children can use it so I don't see why we would not use it because it is
"too professional. In the closed source world it might have therefore
been more expensive but to us it is simply a matter of choosing the best
set of tools.

For the purpose of a draw replacement/integration point I would have a look at  dia: 

Only if the general consensus is that dia is better than Inkscape and
Draw. Seems to me a better strategy for the Open Source world to focus
efforts on the best vector engine that supports svg and add facilities
to that to meet differing needs.

Sorry that I haven't been involved in this discussion to this point, but Draw has the major 
advantage of a native interface on Mac OS X, which Dia and Inkscape do not (I think both require 
X11, though I haven't checked lately).

Now, if the vector engine of Dia or Inkscape can be married to the front-end of LibreOffice, that 
could be great. I frequently use Draw for website wireframes but sometimes run against limitations 
that make the workflow more difficult than it could be.


Benjamin Horst
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