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Revision as of 01:03, 11 February 2008

Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...

Tasks

Task Performer Projected Date of completion Status
Informal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 17th Jan 2008 50%
Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 17th Jan 2008 50%
Interview Prokoudine started 0%


Announcement Process

  1. Create new news posts (using the small overview below) on all the relevant social bookmarking sites: digg, slashdot 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 socal bookmarking stories for the release.
  3. Post the official announcement to the Inkscape News on the website, the and the relevant inkscape lists (announce, user, deleveloper)
  4. Send out the informal announcement (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)
  5. Send out the formal announcement. (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)

Press Release Translations

Once the English Press Release text has been finalised, translation can start into other languages. The current goal for this PR text is to have the english version finished by 17th Jan 2008.

Press Release Text

Small Overview

Inkscape, the open source vector graphics editor has released version 0.46. Major updates include native PDF support, a paint bucket tool, color profiles, dockable dialogs and many more features and updates.

Informal

The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to editing PDF documents.

Many more new features, enhancements and performance improvements have been included. Dialogs boxes, such as the fill/stroke dialog now have the ability to be docked to a side panel. The new paint bucket tool allows an bounded areas to be quickly filled in with color. Color management has also been improved, with support for color spaces other than just sRGB. SVG Filters now have a dedicated UI and more Filters have been implemented.

the following is struck out because i copied it directly from the 0.45 PR, should this be changed?

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.

Formal

The Inkscape community today announced the release of the newest version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to editing PDF documents.

Many more new features, enhancements and performance improvements have been included. Dialogs boxes, such as the fill/stroke dialog now have the ability to be docked to a side panel. The new paint bucket tool allows an bounded areas to be quickly filled in with color. Color management has also been improved, with support for color spaces other than just sRGB. SVG Filters now have a dedicated UI and more Filters have been implemented.

the following is struck out because i copied it directly from the 0.45 PR, should this be changed?

The Inkscape community invites anyone to contribute to the project. The project is now working on the upcoming xxxxxxxxx release which will focus on xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. On a global scale, Inkscape is pushing for version 0.50 to have full compatibility with SVG Mobile/Tiny. Then, the ultimate large goal is to get to Inkscape 1.0 which will be a fully W3C SVG 1.1 compliant application. The more help the project receives, the faster the aforementioned goals will be accomplished.

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.

Places to Announce

In general, for linux community receives a general informal announcement. However, for formal press channels we use the more formal 3rd-person press release.

Receive small overview

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
Digg ryanlerch digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt anouncing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
slashdot.org ryanlerch submit a new news item.
newsvine.com/ ryanlerch submit a new news item.

Receive Informal PR

Open Source Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
gnome office list 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 ryanlerch antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
svgfaq.org ryanlerch maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
svgfoundation.org ryanlerch michael (at) svgfoundation.org
cairo list ryanlerch cairo at cairographics dot org
gnome-list ryanlerch gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
Scribus List (mrdocs) ryanlerch scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de
osnews.com ryanlerch http://osnews.com/submit.php
desktoplinux.com ryanlerch http://desktoplinux.com/contactus.html
SVG Cafe.com ryanlerch http://www.svg-cafe.com/ join and post to news section
Freshmeat.net a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
gnome footnotes http://gnomedesktop.org/node/add/story
scale-a-vector ryanlerch kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
http://dot.kde.org ryanlerch http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
revelinux.com ryanlerch 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 ryanlerch http://www.inkscapeforum.com/ run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog ryanlerch http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
open clip art library list ryanlerch clipart@freedesktop.org
open clip art library news ryanlerch
artdc.org forum johncoswell http://www.artdc.org/
bittbox.com - vector art blog ryanlerch contact(at)bittbox.com
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications ryanlerch http://www.contactify.com/35b54

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://linuxjournal.com/ newproducts (at) ssc (dot) com
http://linuxmagazine.com/ jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
http://linuxuser.co.uk terry at linuxuser dot co dot uk http://linuxuser.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48&Itemid=40
http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ editor at tuxmagazine dot com
http://www.linuxworld.com/ mrhinkle at linuxworld dot com tim at linuxworld 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/ ryanlerch contact at theopensourcereport dot com
http://www.builderau.com.au/ ryanlerch Chris Duckett, editor at builderau dot com dot au
http://www.zdnet.com.au ryanlerch edit at zdnet dot com dot au

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