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  1. Great, appreciate that help. What then is the difference, between a Group and a Layer in Inkscape?
  2. Hi all, I am collaborating with a friend, but he only has access to Inkscape. All the layers in the affinity export are groups, but don't show up in the Inkscape layers panel, which really is a bummer. Anyone have any experience in exporting Affinity designs to be readable in Inkscape in a usable manner?
  3. A lot depends on the vendor. The package systems mentioned (AppImage/Flatpak/Snap) are all things that "just work". Traditionally though, most vendors only supplied .deb or .rpm packages, which meant other systems that don't have those package managers needed to do more work. If they release it as AppImage then there should be no issue at all.
  4. In terms of the code, yes, and if not, Linux has the packages to run it. The cool thing is that most communities will wrap/package up a popular app for the community to consume. The downside is that there can be multiple ways to install a package on Linux. It's annoying in some cases where UI conventions don't match, but I am a UI Engineer so that bothers me more.
  5. Polls are not a good measure compared to asking people to actually put down money. You get a lot of false positives when asking, "Would you buy this?". People want to be positive and do want things to be successful. Kickstarter is a good way to gauge who is willing to actually pay, and if it doesn't hit the development funding needs, the project loses only that campaign prep time.
  6. Another perspective is, that sounds like someone's livelihood being threatened by emergent technology, not necessarily truth.
  7. If you look back, I also said, "nothing in tech is trivial", so I understand the effort of uncoupling business logic from UI (Additionally, I am an UI Engineer professionally). My point with the comment is that having developed for 2 platforms with wildly different UI Layers, they had the opportunity to decouple, and the learning from that in order to make it multiplatform. Serif's decision doesn't appear to stem from technology IMO. Originally Designer was staunchly a Mac ONLY product, but apparently the business opportunity was there for Windows. We will never know what any of this stuff is truly based on, just what Serif says. One thing is extremely apparent. They do not care about the Linux market.
  8. I don't know the architecture of their UI, but lets say it's as simple as running ImageMagick for 90% of (raster) transformations, it's still not a trivial task to port UI from Cocoa/WhateverthefuckWindowsuses to GTK/Qt. I know MacOS has alot of higher level tooling in UIKit, which could make things tough to straight port. Affinity started out as a purely MacOS targeted application. Anyway, my point is that very little software development is as simple as talking about software development.
  9. So why not write an Affinity clone to serve the Linux market?
  10. It runs on Mac and Windows, so already it's using two "very different UI toolkits". I don't really find that an excuse. The answer, as always, is they just don't want to.
  11. Appreciate it. If it happens again, I'll screen capture the flow. I can't remember exactly the order of operations for the current state of my document.
  12. Why are these two products coupled is the bigger question. Why do I only have granular control over my assets with a secondary software package? That's some Adobe movement right there.
  13. - Saying yes did nothing, so I resorted to Resource Manager. I don't have Publisher so I have no context on that. - Sure it is a function of Designer. It might not be public, but it bothers me that it's in but not accessible. - Maybe I misspoke. I don't know the difference between Embedded and Linked, because the only time that context seems to matter is in the Resource Manager. I drag and drop my images into the .afdesign doc when working. The long and short, is asset awareness goes wrong for some reason and I needed to manually find them again. Then that manual fix broke and I couldn't access the solution I used before (Resource Manager). Now ALL my assets are missing, with no prompt from resource manager, and no way to access resource manager. So I just rolled back to a couple days ago. It's not ideal, and I lost some work, but of course these happen at a time where I have a deadline
  14. So if it's not clear, my questions are: - How do I re-link assets in bulk, or how do I prevent this issue from ever even happening? - How do I access Resource Manager when I want to, not just when Affinity Designer thinks it's a good idea?
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