[Ipe-discuss] pdf2ipe for Windows

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Wed Dec 30 13:40:04 CET 2009

T T wrote:
> Also, would it be possible to add File>Import menu and make
> [pdf|svg]toipe converters available directly from Ipe?

Pdftoipe and svgtoipe will definitely not be part of the Ipe 
distribution, and therefore not appear in the menu.

First: both are really experimental features, without any support or 
promises that bugs will eventually be fixed.  Making them available from 
the menu would suggest a level of reliability and support that isn't there.

Second: they would introduce an additional dependence on poppler and 
python, none of which are needed for Ipe itself.

However, it should not be difficult for someone to provide an ipelet 
that calls these import functions (and perhaps displays the diagnostics 
in a window).  I do not mind if distributions were to provide such an 
ipelet (assuming they will filter bug report properly).

Happy New Year,

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