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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Making Inkscape Extensions Work in OS X 10.9.3

Inkscape extensions not working? This was driving me crazy: I could not get extensions to do anything in Inkscape 0.48.2 on OS X 10.9.3/XQuartz 2.7.5. Extensions let you do things like Extensions > Render > Gear... (as shown at left*).

HOW TO MAKE EXTENSIONS WORK: Go read this. (The "alternative text editor" is covered here.)

And that's it. I nearly ended up having to learn how to compile Python to make this work. Now you don't have to waste time like I did. This is a really specific problem; if this post is helpful to someone they should email me. It would be amusing to me if someone who actually needs this information stumbles across it here.

* I like the color scheme I used there.