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This announce planning page is based on AnnouncePlanning046 - What you see below has been copied from there and edited. Refer to the ReleaseNotes047 for details on what's new, different and improved.

The Road to 0.47,_2009


Task Performer Projected Date of completion Status
Informal PR text - DRAFT Kattekrab 28 Apr 2009 0%
Informal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 5th May 2009 0%
Translated Informal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 5th June 2009 0%
Formal PR text - DRAFT Kattekrab 28th April 2009 0%
Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 5th May 2009 0%
Translated Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 5th June 2009 0%
Developer Interviews user:user TeamInterview047 0%
User Stories Kattekrab UserStories047 0%
Contacts & Sources Collaborated on this wiki page 5th June 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 (eg. 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 finalised, 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:


Press Release Text

Small Overview

The Inkscape project proudly announces a new release of its outstanding open source vector graphics editor. Version 0.47 includes major updates to core features and introduces powerful new tools.

For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.47

Community Contributed 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 0.47 Release :: :: Draw Freely.

After over a year of intensive development and refactoring, Inkscape 0.47 is out. This version of the SVG-based vector graphics editor brings improved performance and tons of new features, some of which are as follows: Timed autosave, Spiro splines, Auto-smooth nodes, Eraser tool, New modes in Tweak tool, Snapping toolbar & greater snapping abilities, New Live Path Effects (including Envelope), A huge collection of preset filters, New cairo-based PS and EPS export, Spell checker, Many new extensions, Optimized SVG code options, and much more. Additionally, it would be wrong to not mention the hundreds of bug fixes as well. 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.

Places to Announce

Receive small overview

Web Site / Media Who will contact / post Notes... ScislaC someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to ScislaC submit a new news item. ? submit a new news item. ScislaC someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to
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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) antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com michael (at)
cairo list cairo at cairographics dot org
gnome-list gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
Scribus List (mrdocs) scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
gnome footnotes
scale-a-vector kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de theobroma at revelinux dot com

Broader Inkscape & Art Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
Inkscape deviantart group ScislaC
the inkscape forum ScislaC run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog
open clip art library list
open clip art library news forum - vector art blog contact(at)
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications

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... login and submit news via top of page link pr(at)linux - magazine (dot) com jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com. editor at tuxmagazine dot com dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk contact at theopensourcereport dot com Chris Duckett, editor at builderau dot com dot au edit at zdnet dot com dot au