[Slackbuilds-users] PyXML

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 20:38:44 UTC 2017

On 9/3/17, Fernando Lopez <fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> why does it have inkscape as keyword?

PyXML used to be mentioned in inkscape's README as an optional

$ git diff 908e7bce57..e007950e02 graphics/inkscape/README
diff --git a/graphics/inkscape/README b/graphics/inkscape/README
index 5c22ca6097..a173dbfb25 100644
--- a/graphics/inkscape/README
+++ b/graphics/inkscape/README
@@ -7,7 +7,9 @@ layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing,
text-on-path, flowed text,
 direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and
 others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.

-Inkscape requires libsigc++, glibmm, gtkmm (which requires cairomm), and gc,
-all of which are available at SlackBuilds.org.  It can also optionally use
-PyXML, which will allow you to save projects as .xcf (open with Gimp) to
-maintain image layering.
+This build script includes a patch that might be needed if you're building
+inkscape against a newer version of poppler than what Slackware 12.1 has;
+if you need it, uncomment it in the build script.
+Inkscape requires boost, libsigc++, glibmm, gtkmm (which requires cairomm),
+and gc,  all of which are available at SlackBuilds.org.

That commit is from 2011. Would someone (Klaatu?) like to test a modern
build of inkscape and confirm that it can save as .xcf?

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