Release notes/0.48.4

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Release highlights

Released on 17 December 2012.

Inkscape 0.48.4 is a stability and bugfix release with an important security bugfix. For a complete list of bugs fixed in 0.48.4, see the Launchpad milestone page.

Important bugfixes

  • A security bug was fixed.
  • Some major bugs causing crashes when using extensions or the filters editor were fixed.
  • A bug affecting the outline mode was fixed.
  • Inkscape can now be built on platforms with new versions of the Poppler library (v0.20 and higher). (bug #1005565)
  • Relative path names can be used again on the command line for EPS/PS and other file types handled by script extensions (bug #695120)


  • Basque, Belarusian, French, Ukrainian: UI translation updated

Known issues

  • On MS Windows when the desktop colordepth is set to 16-bit, Inkscape is unusable because of exploding memory usage. Please set the colordepth to 32-bit.
  • When snapping nodes, it is no longer sufficient to enable only the button "snap nodes, paths, and handles". Please enable "snap cusp nodes" and/or "snap smooth nodes" too (bug #1093739)
  • Not as awesome as 0.91.

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