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RE: Request for Future Feature: Star Element

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:18:59 +0200
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Hi, Mental and Bulia-

To see what your star tool could do, I just downloaded Inkscape for the
first time in years. I was stunned to see that our star parameters were
almost exactly the same! I hadn't implemented the rounding, but had thought
it would be useful (after seeing a such a star on a box of Skip laundry
detergent), and some kind of randomness had struck me as possible, but I
hadn't though about it past that.

I don't recall those features being in there when I looked at it last,
though they probably were. Looking at the screenshots now, I see that those
options are right there on the toolbar (I'd only noticed the canvas before).
I very rarely use drawing tools (I do most of my stuff programmatically, or
by hand), so I hadn't really tried to use Inkscape (since it was very crashy
when I tried it last). 

Since we both arrived at the same set of parameters independently, I think
this is an even more compelling need. 


doug . schepers  @ vectoreal.com
www.vectoreal.com ...for scalable solutions.

Doug Schepers 
| Hi, Mental-
| | Are you familiar with the star tool in Inkscape, out of curiousity?
| Yes, but it's been a long time since I used InkScape (back 
| when it was still very buggy), so I don't recall any details 
| other than that it had a star, and a spiral, which I thought 
| was cool. I don't think that having a tool to create these 
| common shapes suffices, though, for reasons I stated in my 
| reply to Robin. 
| Regards-
| Doug
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