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Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...


Task Performer Date of completion Status
Informal PR text none? unknown 0%
Formal PR text none? unknown 0%
Interview Prokoudine started 0%

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)

Draft Press Releases

Small Overview

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.


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.

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. The new paint bucket tool allows an bounded areas to be quickly filled in with color. Color management has also been improved, with support for color spaces other than just sRGB. SVG Filters now have a dedicated UI and more Filters have been implemented.


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 mini-blurb

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
Digg ryanlerch someone needs to post a short excerpt anouncing the release, and link it to ryanlerch submit a new news item. 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) ryanlerch antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com ryanlerch maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com ryanlerch michael (at)
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 ryanlerch ryanlerch
SVG ryanlerch join and post to news section a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
gnome footnotes
scale-a-vector ryanlerch kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de ryanlerch ryanlerch theobroma at revelinux dot com

Broader Inkscape & Art Community

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

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 newproducts (at) ssc (dot) com jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com. terry at linuxuser dot co dot uk editor at tuxmagazine dot com mrhinkle at linuxworld dot com tim at linuxworld dot com dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk