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#-*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Simple Inkscape Version 0.1
# The purpose of this Inkscape extension is to provide a easy method to change the interface.
# The needed .xml and .ui files are provided in the zip file.
# These filese are moved into the .config/inkscape-simpleinkscape folder on first run.
# There are two option: default and simple.
# This program has been released under the Gnu Public Licence version 2. It is free for everyone to use, copy and change.
# A copy of the GPLv2 licence has added to this program.
import inkex
import shutil
import os
import platform
import subprocess
#profiles = ['default', 'simple', 'lasercutter']
profiles = ['default', 'simple']
#folders = ['extensions','icons', 'keys', 'palettes', 'templates', 'ui']
folders = ['ui']
def log (msg =''):
def debug (msg=''):
inkex.errormsg("DEBUG : " + msg)
class simpleinkscape(inkex.Effect):
def __init__(self):
self.arg_parser.add_argument("--interfaceVersion", type=str)
def effect(self):
log ('\n*** Simple Inkscape ***\n')
# Determine the platform, only continue on linux or windows
platfrm = platform.system()
if platfrm == 'Linux': sep = '/'
elif platfrm == 'Windows': sep = "\\"
log ('\nError!\n\nThis extension works only on Linux and Windows.\nOther OSes have not been tested and will not work.\n\nExiting.')
interfaceVersion = str(self.options.interfaceVersion).lower()
log ('Inkscape interface will be switched to : ' + interfaceVersion + '\n')
# Set all folder paths and names
userfolder =['inkscape', '--user-data-directory'], capture_output=True, text=True).stdout[0:-1]+sep
profilefolder = userfolder[:-1] + '-simpleinkscape' + sep
# Create ProfileFolder and copy profiles from extensions folder on first run.
if not os.path.isdir (profilefolder):
log ('profile folder not existing. Creating it ...')
extension_dir = os.path.abspath(os.path.join(os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__)))) #go up to main dir /home/<user>/.config/inkscape/extensions/mightyscape-1.X/
simpleinkscapefolder = extension_dir + sep + 'inkscape-simpleinkscape' + sep
if os.path.isdir(simpleinkscapefolder):
shutil.copytree(simpleinkscapefolder, profilefolder, dirs_exist_ok=True)
# Check if profile for chosen interface version exists.
if os.path.isdir (profilefolder + interfaceVersion) == False:
log ('Error!\n\nThe chosen profile folder does not exist in ' + profilefolder)
log ('User interface has not been changed.\n\nExiting.')
# Go through list of folders and if they exist in the profile: replace contents
log ('Installing folders:')
for folder in folders:
# Folder exists inside profile?
if os.path.isdir (profilefolder + interfaceVersion + sep + folder):
# Delete folder from userfolder and replace by the one in profile
shutil.rmtree(userfolder + folder, ignore_errors=True)
os.mkdir(userfolder + folder)
log (' ' + userfolder + folder + sep)
shutil.copytree( profilefolder + interfaceVersion + sep + folder + sep, userfolder+folder+sep, dirs_exist_ok=True)
log('\nSucces!\n\nThe Inkscape interface has been set to ' + interfaceVersion)
log('The changes will become visible after restarting inkscape')
log('\n*** End ***')
if __name__ == "__main__":
myExt = simpleinkscape()