Forum: Inkscape Controlling inkscape from other application

Ca34ec8dc6053c3da525b6c3f014ac8b?d=identicon&s=25 Roger Pibernat (hrodgair)
on 2012-05-21 01:01
Hi,

do any of you dev-gurus know if it would possible to control inkscape
from another app or to control another app from inkscape?

I'm aware this is a strange question, but I'm looking for an opensource
graphics app that's easy to code-bend so it can comunicate with an
external app.

Actually, it'd be great if it could be done with an extension, but I
don't know if that would be possible at all.  I'm completely new to
inkscape scripting and just read about it.  The alternative of hacking
the inkscape code kind of intimidates me, but I may dare to try it.

First I aimed at GIMP but didn't manage to run it on my platform (darn
OSX...)

I was thinking on using the OSC protocol, but may consider DOM, although
it's for a real-time project (so refresh rate is kind of an issue) and
DOM may be kind of a problem, but haven't tried yet.

I apologize if I'm talking nonsense.  I just wanted to gather some info
before starting to code.

Cheers
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