[Ipe-discuss] pdf2ipe for Windows

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 31 01:20:02 CET 2009

2009/12/30 Otfried Cheong <otfried at ipe.airpost.net>:
> 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.

Fair enough. I wasn't aware of the experimental nature of these
utilities. This was merely a feature suggestion looking from an end
user perspective :)

> 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).

Writing such an ipelet should not be too difficult, indeed.

Thanks for providing such a nice tool as Ipe and making it so easy to extend it.



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