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Revision as of 03:48, 28 September 2009

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 http://www.inkscape.org/#The_road_to_0.47:April_21,_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.

Tool Update Highlights


Significant work on the node tool mean it is now possible to edit clipping paths and masks of objects on the canvas, without releasing them and the snapping and dragging controls are much more precise. There is also a new option to Auto smooth nodes.


Several new modes are added to the Tweak tool for transforming, duplicating, and deleting selected objects using the same "soft brush" metaphor that the path editing and coloring modes use. Using these new modes, it is easy to "sculpt" scatterings of small objects, such as clone tilings, into complex and naturalistic textures.


Settings can now be saved and restored as presets to create a range of repeatable effects and the alt and shift keys modify to tool for quick fixes to the selected path without leaving the tool.


A whole new tool for rubbing out! Two modes offer different approaches to removing unwanted objects or parts of objects.

Pen and Pencil

[summary needed]

Path effects

[summary needed]


[summary needed]


Inkscape Announces 0.47 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.

Over a year in the making Inkscape version 0.47 is a major update. The core development team have focused on refactoring much of the core technology that drives Inkscape and opened the way for greater flexibility and interoperability with other graphic tools. Inkscape performance is greatly increased now that historical code that was blocking this improvement has been removed by the refactoring effort. All users should upgrade now.

Download Inkscape 0.47 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X


For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.47 http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes047

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.


The Inkscape Community Releases Inkscape 0.47

Download Inkscape 0.47 for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X

For More Information

About Inkscape

Places to Announce

Receive small overview

Web Site / Media Who will contact / post Notes...
http://digg.com user digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
http://slashdot.org ScislaC submit a new news item.
http://newsvine.com user submit a new news item.
1 2 3
1 2 3
(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)
SVG.org antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
svgfaq.org maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
svgfoundation.org michael (at) svgfoundation.org
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
osnews.com http://osnews.com/submit.php
desktoplinux.com 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 kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
http://dot.kde.org http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
revelinux.com 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 ScislaC http://www.inkscapeforum.com/ run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
open clip art library list clipart@freedesktop.org
open clip art library news
artdc.org forum http://www.artdc.org/
bittbox.com - vector art blog contact(at)bittbox.com
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications http://www.contactify.com/35b54

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...
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://www.computerarts.co.uk/ dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk http://www.computerarts.co.uk/contacts
http://www.theopensourcereport.com/ contact at theopensourcereport dot com
http://www.builderau.com.au/ Chris Duckett, editor at builderau dot com dot au
http://www.zdnet.com.au edit at zdnet dot com dot au