These are much needed features!
For auto lines between shapes these should also be able to be auto curved or manually Beziered.
"Text Annotation: All objects are easily annotated with a text box whose properties (position, size, rotation etc.) follows those of the annotated object. " "Annotating" shapes can already be accomplished by grouping a text object with a shape. While it would be nice to have a text field, I think that bundling a name space with a shape is a stretch for the purpose of Inkscape as it can already be done another way. --Clarkburbidge 18:21, 11 February 2012 (UTC)