How To: Install Inkscape on Mac OS X (10.5.4) Leopard

Incscape iconI recently tried to install an Open Source vector graphics editor called Inkscape. It wasn’t as easy, as I thought: the App doesn’t start… First start dialog appears, after clicking “OK” Inkscape quits.

After I made a lot of researches I’ve found how to make it work. 

So here’s solution:

0. I assume you have already downloaded and installed Inkscape on your mac
1. go to XQuartz web site
2. download and install the the latest X11.pkg version
3. right click and choose “Show Package Contents”
4. go to Contents/Resources.
5. double click on “opendoc”. A script should run and UI should appear showing a blank document.

After that, the whole thing is fixed. You no longer have to launch X11 or anything. Just click on the Inkscape icon as you’d expect.


Green Grey – 550MF (cover)

500×500 px


A series of Physalis wallpapers made by me.
This is actually proposal Artwork for Gutsy/Ubuntu.
The walls are extremely lightweight (only 27,7KB :: 2560×1600)


I hope you’ll enjoy them!

Get ’em!

xdg-user-dirs icon set for Ubuntu Human theme (preview)

The next Ubuntu release Gutsy comes with a new xdg-user-dirs tool which manage “well known” user directories like the Desktop, Documents, Downloads and the Music folders.

This folders have to be recognizable among those others inside the the home directory. So I just thought I’ll give it a shot, and created this folders with carved emblems. I used original folder icons from Ubuntu Human theme.


This is my first attempt, so lets call it “alpha-release” 🙂

I want to hear some feedback from you, so feel free to comment or contact me.

P.S. Made with GIMP and Inkscape.