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No news as of late – but Inkscape now has XAML

Sorry this blog has been dead lately, I posted a rather depressing article but WordPress ate it, perhaps it was fate (or its stop being so whiny alarm kicked in). The 2-second summary is, I don’t have many people around but it’s my own damn fault. Ok, now that we’ve got that out of the way, I’ve been working on learning RSpec/TDD in Ruby at home, and at work I’m doing cool WPF stuff (but no TDD, because I hate VS’s test framework support).

Here’s a small news item that got me interested though, via Jon Galloway. The latest versions of Inkscape now export XAML directly, which is great for me because I don’t have an Illustrator license at work (apparently it’s a “competitive product”), and I really don’t jive with Expression Design; then again, I don’t jive with Illustrator either for that matter, but I’d consider forcing myself to learn it because it’s the industry standard. Now, I can easily convert SVGs or bitmaps via VectorMagic into XAML that I can put into my project.

Written by Paul Betts

January 14th, 2008 at 12:29 pm