[Ipe-discuss] Ipe under Windows VISTA does not run PDFLATEX
otfried at tclab.kaist.ac.kr
Wed Jul 11 12:29:20 CEST 2007
Kaushik Ghose wrote:
> After moving to vista and learning that Otfried was moving to cygwin I
> stopped being exclusive. Now I'm dating Inkscape. Since I now use Python
> and python can export to svg I am very happy with my figure production
> pipeline. Inkscape however doesn't have a good equation renderer
> (ideally I'd like something like what Otfried had in ipe).
I played with Inkscape recently, trying to see if if meets my needs and
makes Ipe obsolete. It's a nice program, but the code base is not in a
shape that would make it easy for me to add what I need (mostly Latex
support) into Inkscape. So Ipe will continue to exist (but Inkscape
will be a good excuse to keep Ipe small and focussed on what it does best).
Ipe 7 will export to SVG, of course (and that part actually already
works). I still need to figure out what to use for the UI. GTK (like
Inkscape) is one option.
ps. I'm surprised that anyone would consider the reliance on cygwin a
reason not to use Ipe. A normal user wouldn't even notice it.
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