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Inkscape is a vector drawing and painting tool similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw,
 
Inkscape is a vector drawing and painting tool similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw,
and Xara X <!-- not developed any more, see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xara_Designer_Pro-->, but with a set of features, new tools, and interface style that sets it apart frome these.
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and Xara X <!-- not developed any more, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xara_Photo_%26_Graphic_Designer, there's Xara Photo and Graphic Designer, which sounds like a combined tool also for raster graphics-->, but with a set of features, new tools, and interface style that sets it apart frome these.
  
 
It emphasizes the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, but reads and writes a wealth of other formats including PDF, so it is an easy complement to your other graphics and desktop tools. Best of all, Inkscape is created *by* the community *for* the community:  
 
It emphasizes the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, but reads and writes a wealth of other formats including PDF, so it is an easy complement to your other graphics and desktop tools. Best of all, Inkscape is created *by* the community *for* the community:  

Revision as of 20:46, 18 December 2016

TODO:

  • (DONE) Merge in AnnouncePlanning091 as template
  • (DONE) Copyedit this page to change 0.91 to 0.92
  • Copyedit this page to trim out stuff that doesn't need done, and add todo's where appropriate
  • (DONE) Add need for screenshots, graphics, etc.
  • (DONE) List pages in the site that will need updating: News entry, Downloads, Screenshots, ...
  • Add more news sites to notify
  • Add a Slashdot Blurb, using the 0.91 (or 0.47) posting as a starting point
  • Perform the tasks listed below

This announce planning page is based on AnnouncePlanning047 - What you see below has been copied from there and edited. Refer to the Release notes/0.92 for details on what's new, different and improved.

Tasks

Task Performer Projected Date of completion Status
Write PR texts
Informal PR text - DRAFT 0%
Informal PR text 0%
Translated Informal PR text 0%
Formal PR text - DRAFT 0%
Make 2 or 3 official screenshots that demonstrate new features. Use as attachments for formal PR texts - if not done: use new About Screen ). 0%
Formal PR text 0%
Translate Formal PR text 0%
Spread PR
Update and add new Contacts & Sources on this Wiki page 0%
Contact Contacts & Sources on this Wiki page See below for people who will contact news sites, lists etc. 0%
Update website
Add News article to Inkscape website 0%
Update all pages in Downloads menu (also add a special note to the OS X downloads page about unavailability of 0.92, and how to contribute) 0%
Update The Next Release Page 0%
Review FAQ and add important items (units conversion, dialogs minimized bug, font manager bug, missing OS X version) 0%
Add screenshot with mesh gradient to screenshots page 0%
Update docs repository to show docs for 0.92 per default jazzynico 0%
Update Learn -> Books to link to new keyboard shortcut list Maren 0%
Optional: review Features page and add a couple of new ones. 0%
Translate website changes (needs not be complete for release, priority: news, downloads pages) Website translators 0%
Unpublish outdated downloads pages for orphaned languages Maren 0%

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 [DATE TO BE DETERMINED].

Please Create a new Wiki page for planning / translating the 0.92 PR in your language here:

etc...

Press Release Text

Brief Overview

The Inkscape project proudly announces a new release of its outstanding open source vector graphics editor. Version 0.92 brings ... and much, much more.

Details: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92

Screenshots: http://inkscape.org/screenshots/

Download: http://inkscape.org/download/


Informal Announcement Text

Inkscape Version 0.92 is Released!

The Inkscape community proudly announces the release of Inkscape 0.92.

Inkscape is a vector drawing and painting tool similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Xara X , but with a set of features, new tools, and interface style that sets it apart frome these.

It emphasizes the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, but reads and writes a wealth of other formats including PDF, so it is an easy complement to your other graphics and desktop tools. Best of all, Inkscape is created *by* the community *for* the community:

Inkscape is 100% Open Source and freely available to everyone in the world.

This release marks the culmination of ...

[HIGHLIGHT NEW MAIN FEATURES HERE: MESH, OBJECT DIALOG, SPRAY TOOL, .. (MENTION UNIT ISSUE?)]

Tons of other little improvements have been made across all the other tools as well.

Inkscape has a rich Extension and Live Path Effect ecosystem, which is well known for bringing clever, cool, and innovative new ideas. [NEW EXTENSIONS / LPES GO HERE]

The above barely scratches the surface of all the new stuff included in this release. For the full story, including examples and screenshots, please see our detailed Release Notes: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92

[PLANS FOR A HACKFEST, MAYBE? CALL FOR GENERAL DONATIONS, HELP SPREADING MESH USAGE, PROJECT PARTICIPATION, BUYING IN THE SHOP? HELP PROVIDING AN OS X VERSION]

Please find download info on the website: https://inkscape.org/download/

Formal Announcement Text

The Inkscape Community Releases Inkscape 0.92

New York, NY, [RELEASE DATE] -- The Inkscape community announces the release of Inkscape 0.92. Inkscape is a 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 ...[INSERT MAIN FEATURES HERE].

This newest Inkscape release includes a wealth of new tools and improvements developed over the past year, [SHORTENED RELEASE CYCLE :)].

[NEW FEATURES IN DETAIL WITH A COOL USAGE EXAMPLE GO HERE]

[MUCH OF THE WORK HAS BEEN IN THE BACKGROUND, TO SET INKSCAPE DEVELOPMENT UP FOR THE FUTURE (C++11, CMAKE)]

With 0.92 out the door, the Inkscape community is already working on the upcoming 0.92, which [RELEASE FOCUS]. Future releases will focus on stabilization in preparation for a 1.0 version release.

For a complete list of new and improved features see the 0.92 Release Notes: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_notes/0.92

[PLANS FOR A HACKFEST, MAYBE? CALL FOR GENERAL DONATIONS, HELP SPREADING MESH USAGE, PROJECT PARTICIPATION, BUYING IN THE SHOP? HELP PROVIDING AN OS X VERSION]

The new version of Inkscape for Windows and Linux can be obtained from Inkscape's download page: https://inkscape.org/download/.

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 CSS3 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

Receive small overview

Web Site / Media Who will contact / post Notes...
http://reddit.com ? someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
http://digg.com ? someone needs to post a short excerpt announcing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
http://slashdot.org ? submit a new news item.
http://newsvine.com ? submit a new news item.
1 2 3
(1 Web Site / Media) (2 Who will contact / post) ~ done (3 Notes...)

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)
cairo list bryce? cairo at cairographics dot org
gnome-list bryce? gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
Scribus Lists bryce? see http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus-dev and http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus
osnews.com bryce? http://osnews.com/submit.php
scale-a-vector bryce? kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
http://dot.kde.org http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
phoronix.com bryce? news@phoronix.com

Broader Inkscape & Art Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
Inkscape deviantart group ScislaC? http://inkscape.deviantart.com/
the inkscape forum ScislaC / Brynn? http://www.inkscapeforum.com/ run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog ryan lerch? http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
open clip art library list clipart@freedesktop.org
open clip art library news
Inkscape Community (tutorials, forum, gallery) brynn http://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php
artdc.org forum http://www.artdc.org/
bittbox.com - vector art blog bryce? contact(at)bittbox.com
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications bryce? http://www.contactify.com/35b54
Google+ Inkscape Tav? https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108911244660285152681/+inkscape/posts
Twitter Inkscape Scislac?

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...
http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/ Brynn?
http://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php Brynn?
http://inkscape-forum.de/ Maren

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/ bryce? pr(at)linux - magazine (dot) com
http://linuxmagazine.com/ ? jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
http://cmykmag.com/ ?
http://lwn.net bryce?' pr@lwn.net

Other

German news sites

Release Notes are available in German: Release_notes/0.92/de

These will be contacted by ?

French websites

These will be contacted by ? :

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