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From: Benjamin Horst <>
On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:22 AM, RGB ES wrote:
2010/11/15 Ian Lynch <>:
The  point is that for me Inkscape is more usable and if there was an  
to replace Draw with it in LO/OOo I'd take that option.  Clumsy
non-multi-tasking dialogues are just one of many issues. I  guess if a long
time supporter of OOo like me is saying this many  others would too, so
rather than trying to justify Draw's  shortcomings we need to work out how 
prioritise improvements to  Draw and learn from applications that do it

I use Draw only for simply diagrams, for  complex stuff I use Inkscape
or (maybe, I'm starting the tests with it)  karbon14.

The main shortcoming of Inkscape is for Mac users, where it  requires the X11 
windowing system. It's workable, but awkward, and not widely  understood by 
mainstream users. 

It's other short-coming is that it's a do-one-thing-and-do-it-well piece of 
It won't replace a Bitmap editor, which is very useful for creating new artwork 
and getting the shading right.

Yes, it does vector graphics and uses SVG. It's entirely designed around SVG. 
Yes, you can probably export to other formats (been a while since I tried, 
though I know at least PNG can be exported to).
But that doesn't resolve the need for doing coloration, etc in the way a bitmap 
editor can do it - which is the antithesis of InkScape.
There are strengths and weaknesses to both - and yes, InkScape does a great job 
at what it does. (I do love using it, and it's far far easier to use than GIMP.)
But a suite like LibO needs both sides of the functionality.



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