Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...
- 1 Tasks
- 2 Announcement Process
- 3 Press Release Translations
- 4 Press Release Text
- 5 Places to Announce
|Task||Performer||Projected Date of completion||Status|
|Informal PR text||Collaborated on this wiki page||18th Feb 2008||50%|
|Formal PR text||Collaborated on this wiki page||18th Feb 2008||50%|
- Create new news posts (using the small overview below) on all the relevant social bookmarking sites: digg, slashdot etc.
- 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.
- Post the official announcement to the Inkscape News on the website, the and the relevant inkscape lists (announce, user, deleveloper)
- Send out the informal announcement (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)
- 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 18th Feb 2008.
Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.46 PR in your language here:
Press Release Text
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, SVG Filters, Live Path Effects, and many more features and updates.
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.
A ton of new features and performance improvements are included in this release. Dialogs boxes now have the ability to be docked to the side. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas now. The new Paint Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with colors and allows quick recoloring of existing objects. A new 3D Box tool helps with creating perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool gives a intuitive method for modifying node paths. The new Live Path Effects feature creates "brushes" and attaches organic effects to paths. Improvements to color management includes support for color spaces other than just sRGB. Most SVG Filters are now implemented, and now have a dedicated UI.
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. On-canvas gradient editing has been greatly enhanced. The new Paint Bucket Tool allows bounded areas to be quickly filled in with color or it can be used to recolor existing objects. There are also the new 3D Box & Tweak tools which have been added. Our new Live Path Effects feature can be used to create "brushes" and all kinds of organic effects, while keeping the original paths editable. Color management has also been improved, with support for color spaces other than just sRGB. SVG Filters now have a dedicated UI and most Filters have been implemented.
the following is struck out because i copied it directly from the 0.45 PR, should this be changed?
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.
The Inkscape Community announce the release of Inkscape 0.46
The Inkscape community today announced the release of the newest version of their multi platform, open source vector graphics editor, Inkscape 0.46. The latest installment of Inkscape is a feature filled release that introduces a large number of new tools and improvements, including native PDF support. Utilizing the open source libraries of Cairo and Poppler, and developed with the assistance of the Google Summer of Code, Inkscape's PDF support provides an easy, open source solution to editing PDF documents.
Inkscape 0.46 introduces improvements that provides enhanced work flow that complements creativity. Dialogs boxes now have the ability to be docked and minimized to a side panel, enhancing the user experience when editing multiple documents in separate inkscape instances. Gradient editing can now be done visually on-canvas, with gradient stops being depicted as nodes and the abilty to select and move multiple stops simultaneously. Color management has also been improved, with initial support for color definitions that use a colorspace other than sRGB (for example Adobe RGB, or calibrated CMYK colors). This allows for the use of calibrated color spaces, including using CMYK values that are preserved across applications.
The new Paint Bucket Tool allows bounded areas to be quickly filled in with color. It creates a closed path based on the visible canvas and is useful for quickly coloring line drawings. Additional functionality produced by the Google Summer of Code 2007 include the new 3D Box tool, the Tweak tool and Live Path Effects. The Tweak Tool allows smooth and natural change of the shape or style of objects directly on canvas. Live Path Effects can be used to create "brushes" and all kinds of organic effects, while keeping the original paths editable.
Previously, Inkscape 0.45 introduced the Gussian Blur filter; in 0.46 SVG Filters now have a dedicated user interface that allow creation and alteration of complex filters based on the SVG filter primitives. Filter primitives that have been implemented into the renderer include Offset, Blend, Diffuse Lighting, Specular Lighting and Turbulence.
The Inkscape community is now working on the upcoming 0.47 release and invites anyone to contribute to the project. 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.
Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X:
For More Information
Complete Release Notes for 0.46, http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046
Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/screenshots/
Inkscape is a multi platform, 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|
|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|
|scale-a-vector||ryanlerch||kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|open clip art library news||ryanlerch|
|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://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|