WIP: Integrating Python into Inkscape (as opposed to calling it externally)
This branch integrates the Python interpreter into Inkscape and allows to use Inkscape functionality directly via Python code.
- Inkscape-integrated Python console with basic command history and message coloring (different colors for log messages, input, output and errors)
- A pane for selecting Python files and running them
- A rudimentary set of bindings:
- Arbitrary Inkscape verbs can be run
- Files can be opened
- Files can be saved. Selecting the output file type on basis of a MIME type, i.e., export to other file types than .svg is supported, but the user interaction dialog for the export settings pops up.
- PNG export
- Listing and activating desktops (open files)
- Running Python scripts from the command line is possible, although only in non-GUI mode.
Information for testing:
- Currently only tested on Debian 9.
- The cmake script searches only for Python 3.5. If found, a line containing "WITH_EMBPYTHON: ON" should be output when running cmake.
- The Python console is located in Edit => Python console in the main menu.
- Some Python scripting tests and examples can be found in share/python/tests of the source tree.
- Simple test: Entering
print(_ipy.getVersion())in the console should print Inkscape's version string.
help(_ipy)in the console to print the documentation of the implemented functionality.
Known bugs: See issues on GitLab.