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Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...
 
Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...
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=Draft Press Releases=
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=Announcement Process=
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# Create new news posts (using the small overview below) on all the relevant social bookmarking sites: digg, slashdot etc.
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# 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.
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# Post the official announcement to the Inkscape News on the website, the and the relevant inkscape lists (announce, user, deleveloper)
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# Send out the informal announcement (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)
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# Send out the formal announcement. (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)
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=Press Release Translations=
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Once the English Press Release text has been finalised, translation can start into other languages.
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The current goal for this PR text is to have the english version finished by 18th Feb 2008.
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Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.46 PR in your language here:
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=Press Release Text=
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==Small Overview==
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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.
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==Informal==
 
==Informal==
===One Sentence===
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===Inkscape Announces 0.46 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.===
The Inkscape 0.46 release provides vector artists with: a new array of exciting tools, extended functionality on existing tools & features, significant speed and interactivity improvements and many user interface enhancements that increase productivity.
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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.
===One Paragraph===
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===One Page===
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Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps create perspective-correct drawings.  A new Tweak tool provides an intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects.  The new Live Path Effects feature can create "brushes" and various organic effects on paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces other than sRGB.  Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.
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===Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X===
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http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
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===For More Information===
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Complete Release Notes for 0.46, http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046 <br/>
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Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/screenshots/
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===About Inkscape===
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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.
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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==
 
==Formal==
===One Sentence===
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===The Inkscape Community Releases Inkscape 0.46===
===One Paragraph===
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===One Page===
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New York, NY, '''INSERT DATE OF RELEASE HERE****yyyy/mm/dd****''' -- The Inkscape community today announced the release of Inkscape 0.46, the newest stable version of the multi-platform, open source vector graphics editor.
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This newest Inkscape release includes a plethora of new tools and improvements, many of which were developed with the assistance of the 2007 Google Summer of Code program.
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Inkscape can now directly import vector PDF files, and PDF export is greatly improved. Thus, Inkscape 0.46 provides an easy, open source tool for editing and creating PDF documents.
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The 2007 Google Summer of Code also produced the new 3D Box tool and Live Path Effects. The 3D Box tool makes it possible to create and edit three-dimensional boxes and perspectives. Live Path Effects, another GSoC project, can be used to create "brushes" and organic effects on paths while keeping the original paths editable.
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The new Paint Bucket Tool allows bounded areas to be filled with color at the click of a mouse button, creating a closed vector path based on what's visible on the canvas. It is very fast and convenient for coloring scanned line drawings.
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The new Tweak Tool allows you to modify objects as if they were made of molding clay - now you can freely sculpt any path without worrying about path nodes.
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Gradients can now be edited completely on-canvas. All gradient
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stops are visualized by draggable controls, and multiple nodes can be selected and moved simultaneously. This approach allows for more precise and complex gradients than the traditional gradient strip.
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Color management has also been improved, with initial support for
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color spaces other than sRGB, including Adobe RGB and calibrated CMYK.
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This makes it possible to use calibrated color values, including CMYK
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values, that are preserved across applications.
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The Gaussian Blur filter, introduced in Inkscape 0.45, was the first SVG
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filter supported. Inkscape 0.46 expands on this adding implementations of most filters defined in the SVG standard. There is also a new powerful dialog for creating and altering filter stacks. SVG filters can be used for beveling, turbulence, distortions, shading, and many other creative effects.
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Finally, Inkscape 0.46 introduces many workflow and user interface improvements. Dialogs can now be docked and minimized to the main editing window, reducing visual clutter and making the relationship between documents and dialogs clearer, especially when working on multiple documents in separate Inkscape instances.
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With 0.46 out, the Inkscape community is already working on the upcoming 0.47. Full compatibility with SVG Mobile/Tiny is slated for version 0.50 and version 1.0 will include complete W3C SVG 1.1 compliance.
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Hundreds of users and developers have contributed to Inkscape - adding features, suggesting ideas, reporting bugs, and writing documentation. We invite anyone to contribute to this exciting project. The more help we get, the more innovative, feature-complete, and stable Inkscape becomes.
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===Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X===
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http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
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===For More Information===
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Complete Release Notes for 0.46, http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046<br/>
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Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/screenshots/
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===About Inkscape===
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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.
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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=
 
=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.
 
In general, for linux community receives a general informal announcement. However, for formal press channels we use the more formal 3rd-person press release.
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== Receive small overview ==
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{|style="background:#f2f2f2;"
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!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name 
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!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:30%;"|Who will contact / post
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!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:50%;"|Notes...
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|Digg
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|ryanlerch
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|digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt anouncing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|slashdot.org
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|ryanlerch
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|submit a new news item.
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|newsvine.com/
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|ryanlerch
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|submit a new news item.
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|-
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|}
  
 
== Receive Informal PR ==
 
== Receive Informal PR ==
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{|  style="background:#f2f2f2;"
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name   
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name   
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:30%;"|How to contact
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!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:30%;"|Who will contact / post
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:50%;"|Notes...
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:50%;"|Notes...
|- style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|- style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
 
|gnome office list
 
|gnome office list
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|
 
|gnome-office-list at gnome dot org
 
|gnome-office-list at gnome dot org
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|svg developers yahoo group
 
|svg developers yahoo group
|svg-developers@yahoo.com
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|must join the list to send (rejon is on)
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|svg-developers at yahoo dot com must join the list to send (rejon is on)
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
 
|SVG.org
 
|SVG.org
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|ryanlerch
 
|antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
 
|antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|svgfaq.org
 
|svgfaq.org
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|ryanlerch
 
|maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
 
|maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|svgfoundation.org
 
|svgfoundation.org
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|ryanlerch
 
|michael (at) svgfoundation.org
 
|michael (at) svgfoundation.org
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|cairo list
 
|cairo list
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|ryanlerch
 
|cairo at cairographics dot org
 
|cairo at cairographics dot org
|
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|gnome-list
 
|gnome-list
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|ryanlerch
 
|gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
 
|gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|Scribus List (mrdocs)
 
|Scribus List (mrdocs)
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|ryanlerch
 
|scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de
 
|scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|osnews.com
 
|osnews.com
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|ryanlerch
 
|http://osnews.com/submit.php
 
|http://osnews.com/submit.php
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
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|desktoplinux.com
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|ryanlerch
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|http://desktoplinux.com/contactus.html
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
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|Freshmeat.net
 
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|newstips@heise.de
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|a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
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|gnome footnotes
 
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|news@golem.de
 
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|SVG.org
 
|http://svg.org/submitstory/Diary
 
|submit if you have an account
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|http://www.desktoplinux.com/
 
|http://www.desktoplinux.com/cgi-bin/news_post.cgi
 
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|SVG Cafe.com
 
|http://www.svg-cafe.com/
 
|join and post to news section
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|Freshmeat
 
|http://freshmeat.net/
 
|
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|gnome footnotes
 
 
|http://gnomedesktop.org/node/add/story
 
|http://gnomedesktop.org/node/add/story
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
 
|scale-a-vector
 
|scale-a-vector
|kukofka@scale-a-vector.de
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|ryanlerch
|http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
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|kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
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|http://dot.kde.org
 
|http://dot.kde.org
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|ryanlerch
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;background-color:#edfbe0;"
|http://kde-look.org
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|revelinux.com
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|ryanlerch
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|theobroma at revelinux dot com
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|http://kde-artists.org
 
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|theobroma@revelinux.com
 
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=== Art Community & Blogs ===
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=== Broader Inkscape & Art Community ===
 
{|style="background:#f2f2f2;"
 
{|style="background:#f2f2f2;"
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name   
 
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|ryanlerch
 
|ryanlerch
 
|contact(at)bittbox.com
 
|contact(at)bittbox.com
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|The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications
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|ryanlerch
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|http://www.contactify.com/35b54
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=== Social Sites ===
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== Receive Formal PR ==
 
{|style="background:#f2f2f2;"
 
{|style="background:#f2f2f2;"
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name   
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:20%;"|Contact Name   
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:30%;"|Who will contact / post
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!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:30%;"|Who will contact / post?
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:50%;"|Notes...
 
!style="text-align:left;background-color:#d3d7cf;width:50%;"|Notes...
 
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
|Digg
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|http://linuxformat.co.uk/
|ryanlerch
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|digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt anouncing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
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|login and submit news via top of page link
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|http://linux-magazine.com/
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|pr(at)linux - magazine (dot) com
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|http://linuxmagazine.com/
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|jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
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|http://www.tuxmagazine.com/
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|editor at tuxmagazine dot com
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
|del.icio.us
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|http://cmykmag.com/
|everyone
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|we all need to bookmark it
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
|Technorati
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|http://www.computerarts.co.uk/
|http://technorati.com/wtf
 
 
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|dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk http://www.computerarts.co.uk/contacts
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|http://www.theopensourcereport.com/
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|ryanlerch
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|contact at theopensourcereport dot com
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
|slashdot.org
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|http://www.builderau.com.au/
 
|ryanlerch
 
|ryanlerch
|submit a new news item.
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|Chris Duckett, editor at builderau dot com dot au
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
 
|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
|newsvine.com/
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|http://www.zdnet.com.au
 
|ryanlerch
 
|ryanlerch
|submit a new news item.
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|edit at zdnet dot com dot au
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|http://lwn.net
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|
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|-style="border-bottom:white 2px solid;"
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|
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|
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
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== Receive Formal PR ==
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=== Other ===
  
* [http://prleap.com/ prleap] - another free pr service
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* [http://openpr.com openpr] - http://openpr.com/news/submit.html
* [http://prbuzz.com/ prbuzz] - another free pr service
 
* [http://openpr.com openpr] - another free pr service
 
 
* nettime-ann - http://www.nettime.org/
 
* nettime-ann - http://www.nettime.org/
 
* See Kansas City infoZine: http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/5080/
 
* See Kansas City infoZine: http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/5080/
* arts sites? <-- continue looking these up!!!
 
* news site
 
* need more magazines
 
* need more press outlets
 
 
=== Magazines ===
 
 
* I've requested where to send PR and how to get our software reviewed from these magazines.
 
 
* http://linuxformat.co.uk/ - webmaster@linuxformat.co.uk
 
** PR: login and submit news via top of page link
 
* http://linux-magazine.com/ - info@linux-magazine.com edit@linux-magazine.com
 
** PR: pr@linux-magazine.com
 
** Product Reviews: coming soon
 
* http://linuxjournal.com/ - ljeditor@ssc.com
 
** PR: newproducts@ssc.com
 
** Product Reviews: Heather Mead, heather@ssc.com, http://www.linuxjournal.com/xstatic/advertising/prodreviews
 
* http://linuxmagazine.com/ - editors@linux-mag.com
 
** PR: ???
 
** Product Reviews:
 
* http://linuxuser.co.uk - http://linuxuser.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48&Itemid=40
 
** PR: terry@linuxuser.co.uk
 
** Product Reviews: martin@linuxuser.co.uk
 
* http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ - editor@tuxmagazine.com
 
** PR: ???
 
** Product Reviews: http://www.tuxmagazine.com/xstatic/advertising/prodreviews
 
* http://www.linuxworld.com/ - mrhinkle@linuxworld.com tim@linuxworld.com
 
 
* http://cmykmag.com/
 
* http://www.computerarts.co.uk/
 
** http://www.computerarts.co.uk/contacts
 
** PR & Product Reviews: dom.hall@futurenet.co.uk
 
** Gallery and Exposure: richard.llewellyn@futurenet.co.uk
 
* http://www.layersmagazine.com/
 
 
 
* http://graphicdesign.about.com
 
* http://graphicdesign.about.com
 
* http://graphicssoft.about.com
 
* http://graphicssoft.about.com
 
* http://desktoppublishing.about.com
 
* http://desktoppublishing.about.com

Latest revision as of 09:33, 20 January 2011

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 18th Feb 2008 50%
Formal PR text Collaborated on this wiki page 18th Feb 2008 50%
Interview Prokoudine posted 99%

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 18th Feb 2008.

Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.46 PR in your language here:

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, SVG Filters, Live Path Effects, and many more features and updates.

Informal

Inkscape Announces 0.46 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.

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.

Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live Path Effects feature can create "brushes" and various organic effects on paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.

Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438

For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.46, http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046
Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/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.

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The Inkscape Community Releases Inkscape 0.46

New York, NY, INSERT DATE OF RELEASE HERE****yyyy/mm/dd**** -- The Inkscape community today announced the release of Inkscape 0.46, the newest stable version of the multi-platform, open source vector graphics editor.

This newest Inkscape release includes a plethora of new tools and improvements, many of which were developed with the assistance of the 2007 Google Summer of Code program.

Inkscape can now directly import vector PDF files, and PDF export is greatly improved. Thus, Inkscape 0.46 provides an easy, open source tool for editing and creating PDF documents.

The 2007 Google Summer of Code also produced the new 3D Box tool and Live Path Effects. The 3D Box tool makes it possible to create and edit three-dimensional boxes and perspectives. Live Path Effects, another GSoC project, can be used to create "brushes" and organic effects on paths while keeping the original paths editable.

The new Paint Bucket Tool allows bounded areas to be filled with color at the click of a mouse button, creating a closed vector path based on what's visible on the canvas. It is very fast and convenient for coloring scanned line drawings.

The new Tweak Tool allows you to modify objects as if they were made of molding clay - now you can freely sculpt any path without worrying about path nodes.

Gradients can now be edited completely on-canvas. All gradient stops are visualized by draggable controls, and multiple nodes can be selected and moved simultaneously. This approach allows for more precise and complex gradients than the traditional gradient strip.

Color management has also been improved, with initial support for color spaces other than sRGB, including Adobe RGB and calibrated CMYK. This makes it possible to use calibrated color values, including CMYK values, that are preserved across applications.

The Gaussian Blur filter, introduced in Inkscape 0.45, was the first SVG filter supported. Inkscape 0.46 expands on this adding implementations of most filters defined in the SVG standard. There is also a new powerful dialog for creating and altering filter stacks. SVG filters can be used for beveling, turbulence, distortions, shading, and many other creative effects.

Finally, Inkscape 0.46 introduces many workflow and user interface improvements. Dialogs can now be docked and minimized to the main editing window, reducing visual clutter and making the relationship between documents and dialogs clearer, especially when working on multiple documents in separate Inkscape instances.

With 0.46 out, the Inkscape community is already working on the upcoming 0.47. Full compatibility with SVG Mobile/Tiny is slated for version 0.50 and version 1.0 will include complete W3C SVG 1.1 compliance.

Hundreds of users and developers have contributed to Inkscape - adding features, suggesting ideas, reporting bugs, and writing documentation. We invite anyone to contribute to this exciting project. The more help we get, the more innovative, feature-complete, and stable Inkscape becomes.

Download Inkscape 0.46 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438

For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.46, http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046
Community Contributed Screenshots, http://inkscape.org/screenshots/

About Inkscape

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
osnews.com ryanlerch http://osnews.com/submit.php
desktoplinux.com ryanlerch http://desktoplinux.com/contactus.html
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://linuxmagazine.com/ jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ editor at tuxmagazine 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
http://lwn.net

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