Hello,

"Jason T. Slack" wrote:
> 
> on 7/23/00 3:30 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> > :-)  This isn't my project.  The port is being done by Jason T. Slack
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> .
> >
> > I've got enough work, working on matterial ( http://matterial.sourceforge.net/
> > ).
> 
> Ok, I am cross posting this to both Gimp-Devel and GTK-Devel (So Be careful
> with the 'reply to all')
> 
> Here the scoop:
> 
> It seems that others are porting GTK+ to Mac OS X. Can you port GIMP to OS X
> without GTK+ being there? Not really yet I understand.
> 
> So maybe GIMP is not an option for me to work on. However, I want to develop
> something. I have approximately 6 years of C/C++ experience with assembler
> developing commercial applications. My interests are graphics, Desk-top
> publishing and system level utilities.
> 
> Is there a nice Desk-top publishing app for Linux out? (Something Like Quark
> Xpress, PageMaker or Indesign?)

I haven't used any of those, but from what I guessing their just Vector graphic
programs.  So,... as for existing projects for Vector Graphic programs, there
is...

     GYVE
     http://www.gyve.org/

     Sketch
     http://sketch.sourceforge.net
     (Although parts of it are in Python,... as well as C.)

     KIllustrator
     http://wwwiti.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~sattler/killustrator.html
     (It uses QT, not GTK+ though.)

     Sodipodi
     http://sodipodi.sourceforge.net/

     TGIF
     http://bourbon.cs.umd.edu:8001/tgif/

(There's probably more.  Just search around.)   


> I have used Quark and developed extensions
> for it for years, I have also written a few Photoshop plug-ins. As far as
> system apps, I like writing disk utilities, I started writing ghosting
> software a year or so ago before I finished college.
> 
> Can anybody help me decide where to focus my efforts?

Well, if you're determined to work on a vector graphic application,
then you have the list above.  But, if you are also considering things
more broad than that (... more broad than just vector graphics applications...)
then I can give you an even larger list of projects to choose from.

> I don't really want to
> duplicate efforts if someone else is trying to do something. However, I
> would like to contribute to bringing quality, commercial, and professional
> open software to the community.
> 
> So can anybody give me suggestions as what to develop, what is needed out
> there, everytime I want to do something, it seems that someone else is
> either doing it, or it is done.
> 
> Sorry for the Off-topic post and the cross post, but I think that perhaps
> your input can help me out.

Hope that helps.

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux

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