HackWeek IV

Jul 20 2009

One of the greatest things about opensuse is happening again this week. Hackweek time seems to also be the only time I have something worthwhile to put on my blog.

I don’t have a very focused plan for this year, but I’d like to investigate the following:

  • Stencil icon workflow.

I’d like to have a single SVG canvas with all my icons and generate an SVG-only icon theme. Ted Gould showed me his nifty script at GCDS that used Inkscape‘s verbs to 'chop up’ an SVG into individual SVG files, so that part I already know is feasible.

The untouched ground is importing those SVGs into a FontForge project file to generate a font out of the theme as well.

  • CSS gtk+ theme. Robert Staudinger has been working on a gtk+ theme engine that allows a theme creator to use CSS-like language to draw stuff (as opposed to talking to a developer to draw stuff). The project has been on my radar forever and I’ve never really sat down and gotten my hands dirty. Must fix!

Wish me luck!