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This announce planning page is based on AnnouncePlanning047 - What you see below has been copied from there and edited. Refer to the ReleaseNotes048 for details on what's new, different and improved.


Tasks

Task Performer Projected Date of completion Status
Informal PR text - DRAFT Kattekrab  ? 0%
Informal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page  ? 0%
Translated Informal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page  ? 0%
Formal PR text - DRAFT Kattekrab  ? 0%
Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page  ? 0%
Translated Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page  ? 0%
Developer Interviews Prokoudine August 2, 2010 90%
User Stories Kattekrab UserStories048 0%
Contacts & Sources Collaborated on this wiki page  ? 15%

Announcement Process

  1. Create News posts (using the small overview below) on all the relevant social bookmarking sites: digg, slashdot, delicious, stumble etc.
  2. Create a new Page on the Inkscape website that has the Formal Announcement on it (for linking purposes) have links back to the social bookmarking stories for the release.
  3. Post the official announcement to the Inkscape News on the website, and on all the relevant Inkscape lists (e.g. announce, user, developer)
  4. Send out the informal announcement (include a link to the web page with the formal announcement)
  5. Send out the formal announcement. (include a link to the web page with the formal announcement)

Press Release Translations

Once the English Press Release text has been finalized, translation can start into other languages.

The current goal for this PR text is to have the English version finished by 5th May 2008.

Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.47 PR in your language here:

etc...

Press Release Text

Small Overview

The Inkscape project proudly announces a new release of its outstanding open source vector graphics editor. Version 0.48 includes major updates to core features and introduces powerful new tools.

For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.48 http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.48

Community Contributed Screenshots http://inkscape.org/screenshots/

About Inkscape

Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It can also import EPS, PostScript, and most bitmap formats, and exports PNG, PS, PDF and various vector formats. Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community with a fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional work includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm, emphasizing a lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension mechanism, and maintaining a friendly, open, community-oriented development process.

Announcement Text

The Inkscape Community Announces 0.48 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.

After 9 months of development, Inkscape 0.48 is out. This version of the SVG-based vector graphics editor brings a new Spray tool, multipath editing, superscripts and subscripts in text, as well as numeric control of text kerning, tracking, rotation and more, several new extensions for web developers and first take at adaptive user interface. Check out the full release notes for more information about what has changed, enjoy the screenshots, or just jump right to downloading your package for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.

http://inkscape.org/download/?lang=en

Places to Announce

Receive small overview

Web Site / Media Who will contact / post Notes...
http://digg.com ScislaC digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
http://slashdot.org ScislaC submit a new news item.
http://newsvine.com ? submit a new news item.
http://reddit.com ScislaC someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
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(1 Web Site / Media) (2 Who will contact / post) (3 Notes...)

Receive Informal PR

Open Source Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
gnome office list who? gnome-office-list at gnome dot org
svg developers yahoo group svg-developers at yahoo dot com must join the list to send (rejon is on)
SVG.org antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
svgfaq.org maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
svgfoundation.org michael (at) svgfoundation.org
cairo list cairo at cairographics dot org
gnome-list gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
Scribus List Prokoudine scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de
osnews.com Prokoudine http://osnews.com/submit.php
desktoplinux.com http://desktoplinux.com/contactus.html
Freshmeat.net a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
scale-a-vector kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
http://dot.kde.org http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
revelinux.com theobroma at revelinux dot com

Broader Inkscape & Art Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
Inkscape deviantart group ScislaC http://inkscape.deviantart.com/
the inkscape forum Prokoudine http://www.inkscapeforum.com/ run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog ryan lerch? http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
open clip art library list clipart@freedesktop.org
open clip art library news rejon?
artdc.org forum http://www.artdc.org/
bittbox.com - vector art blog contact(at)bittbox.com
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications http://www.contactify.com/35b54

Other Inkscape Users

Inkscape is attracting growing numbers of users in different fields such as scrapbooking, craft-makers, fabric designers and people creating a range of technical drawings. How can we get the word out to these groups?

website / magazine / list Who will contact / post? Notes...

Receive Formal PR

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
http://linuxformat.co.uk/ login and submit news via top of page link
http://linux-magazine.com/ pr(at)linux - magazine (dot) com
http://linuxmagazine.com/ jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ editor at tuxmagazine dot com
http://cmykmag.com/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/ dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk http://www.computerarts.co.uk/contacts
http://www.theopensourcereport.com/ contact at theopensourcereport dot com
http://www.builderau.com.au/ Chris Duckett, editor at builderau dot com dot au
http://www.zdnet.com.au edit at zdnet dot com dot au
http://lwn.net

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