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This announce planning page is based on AnnouncePlanning047 - What you see below has been copied from there and edited. Refer to the Release notes/0.91 for details on what's new, different and improved.


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Announcement Process

  1. Create News posts (using the small overview below) on all the relevant social sites: reddit, twitter, facebook, Google+, hacker news, 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 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 finalized, translation can start into other languages.

The current goal for this PR text is to have the English version finished by 2015-01-29.

Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.91 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 0.91 includes ...

For More Information

Complete Release Notes for 0.91

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 0.91 Release :: :: Draw Freely.

After over a year of intensive development and refactoring, Inkscape 0.91 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: New Live Path Effects (including Powerstroke), and much more. There are over X bug reports and feature requests closed with this release. 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.

Inkscape version 0.91 is Released!

A little over 4 years since the last major version release (0.48), which included 5 interim "bug fix" releases, the Inkscape development community announces the release of the new stable version 0.91.

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, whicih can be used as a complement to your other graphics and desktop tools. Perhaps midway through its development, Inkscape has borrowed some user interface ideas from other fine editors, such as Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Xara X. Yet it features many new tools and interface elements all its own.

The shining jewel among the highlights of this new version, is a new renderer based on the Cairo library. Most of the work on it was done during the 2010 and 2011 Google Summer of Code. It will much improve many of the performance issues which followed Inkscape as it has grown over the last few years. (Can you hear fan's cheering?)

In addition to a new Measurement tool, the Node, Text, and Gradient tools have all seen improvements. Among many other new features, is Trace Pixel Art (which is similar to the existing Trace Bitmap), and a new Symbols dialog. Dialog status and position is now remembered between sessions; Guides can now be multi-colored and labelled; and there are new preferences for the size of on-canvas controls. And finally, some more new Snapping options are available, as well as Snap preferences which are more easily understandable.

Several new file formats are supported, including FXG, SIF and HTML5 export; and VSD and CDR import. EMF/WMF are now for all platforms. And XCF, PDF, EPS, and PS+LaTeX support are improved. There are 14 new extensions, and ?? new filters!

Please see release notes for details:

Please find download info on the website:

Formal Announcement Text

Inkscape 0.91 Released!

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The Inkscape community announces the release of Inkscape 0.91. Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun. This new version features faster and more accurate rendering, new and improved tools, as well as better and wider file-format support.

Just a few of the highlights in this release:

Under-the-hood, Inkscape has moved to the Cairo rendering library which results in fast, high quality rendering while reducing memory usage. Filter effects are now accelerated with OpenMP multithreading.
Measurement Tool
This new tool allows designers to measure between or across objects; especially useful for font design.
Text Tool
All available font-variants are now displayed and selectable. Currently used font faces are displayed at the top of the font-selector. CSS 2 font lists are supported.
Symbol library dialog with drag and drop support. Visio stencils supported.
On-screen Editing
Multi-colored and labeled guide-lines, better snapping, dialog status and position preserved between editing sessions.
Pixel Tracing
New routine for high quality vectorization of pixel art.
Cross-platform WMF and EMF import and export, improved Visio (VSD) and Coral Draw (CDR) import, new Flash XML Graphics (FXG), Synfig Animation Studio (SIF), and HTML5 Canvas export.

For a complete list of new and improved features see the <a href="">0.91 Release Notes</a>.

The new version of Inkscape for Windows, Linux, and OSX can be obtained from our <a href="">download page</a>.

Places to Announce

Receive small overview

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


German news sites

These will be contacted by Alexander

French websites