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We are pleased to announce the Inkscape 0.39 release. The most  
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We are pleased to announce the Inkscape 0.39 release. The most  
important change in this release is the  switch to the Pango  
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important change in this release is the  switch to the Pango  
library for font handling and Unicode support; a lot of work also went  
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library for font handling and Unicode support; a lot of work also went  
into new SVG features, export/import, UI, and usability. Here are  
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into new SVG features, export/import, UI, and usability. Here are  
the highlights:
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the highlights:
  
  * Pango: smoother text display, auto kerning, better i18n (automatic  
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* Pango: smoother text display, auto kerning, better i18n (automatic font substitution, right-to-left text, bi-directional text), less platform dependence
    font substitution, right-to-left text, bi-directional text), less  
 
    platform dependence
 
  
  * New SVG features: markers (aka arrowheads), clones (svg:use),  
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* New SVG features: markers (aka arrowheads), clones (svg:use), pattern tiles, RDF metadata; many SVG compliance bugfixes
    pattern tiles, RDF metadata; many SVG compliance bugfixes
 
  
  * New dialogs: Preferences, Find, Metadata
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* New dialogs: Preferences, Find, Metadata
  
  * New and improved import/export file formats:  PS, EPS, AI, PNG,
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* New and improved import/export file formats:  PS, EPS, AI, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Sketch, Dia, and more
    JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Sketch, Dia, and more
 
  
  * Pure convenience: usable dropper, scale switches, Commands bar,  
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* Pure convenience: usable dropper, scale switches, Commands bar, more tool controls (including rounded stars), more import formats, more paper sizes, Revert command, edit inside group, better selection cues, spell checking, window layout configurable, streamlined Fill & Stroke, snapping improvements, better rounded corners in rects, path reversing, persistent rotation crosshair, per-object export hints, and much more
    more tool controls (including rounded stars), more import formats,  
 
    more paper sizes, Revert command, edit inside group, better  
 
    selection cues, spell checking, window layout configurable,  
 
    streamlined Fill & Stroke, snapping improvements, better rounded  
 
    corners in rects, path reversing, persistent rotation crosshair,  
 
    per-object export hints, and much more
 
  
  * Internals: speedups, more C++ification, garbage collection, [[SigC]]++
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* Internals: speedups, more C++ification, garbage collection, [[SigC]]++ signals, wider use of new data structures, extensive cleanup
    signals, wider use of new data structures, extensive cleanup
 
  
  * Plus: new documentation, new translations, lots of assorted bugfixes
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* Plus: new documentation, new translations, lots of assorted bugfixes (the infamous "freeze when dragging outside of window" bug on Windows is gone!)
    (the infamous "freeze when dragging outside of window" bug on Windows  
 
    is gone!)
 
  
The team has placed a great deal of scrutiny into fixing bugs, and while  
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The team has placed a great deal of scrutiny into fixing bugs, and while this was not a primary focus as it had been for 0.38.1, we expect this release will be at least as stable as the last.
this was not a primary focus as it had been for 0.38.1, we expect this  
 
release will be at least as stable as the last.
 
  
For tons more details, see the Release Notes for 0.39:
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For tons more details, see the Release Notes for 0.39:
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    http://www.inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes039
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    [[ReleaseNotes039]]
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Screenshots:
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Screenshots:
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    http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
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    http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
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Download your packages (Linux, Windows, Mac OSX):
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Download your packages (Linux, Windows, Mac OSX):
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    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
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    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
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[Category:Marketing]]

Revision as of 13:04, 20 June 2006

Inkscape 0.39

A Cross-platform Open Source Vector Graphics (SVG) Drawing Tool

http://www.inkscape.org/

We are pleased to announce the Inkscape 0.39 release. The most important change in this release is the switch to the Pango library for font handling and Unicode support; a lot of work also went into new SVG features, export/import, UI, and usability. Here are the highlights:

  • Pango: smoother text display, auto kerning, better i18n (automatic font substitution, right-to-left text, bi-directional text), less platform dependence
  • New SVG features: markers (aka arrowheads), clones (svg:use), pattern tiles, RDF metadata; many SVG compliance bugfixes
  • New dialogs: Preferences, Find, Metadata
  • New and improved import/export file formats: PS, EPS, AI, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Sketch, Dia, and more
  • Pure convenience: usable dropper, scale switches, Commands bar, more tool controls (including rounded stars), more import formats, more paper sizes, Revert command, edit inside group, better selection cues, spell checking, window layout configurable, streamlined Fill & Stroke, snapping improvements, better rounded corners in rects, path reversing, persistent rotation crosshair, per-object export hints, and much more
  • Internals: speedups, more C++ification, garbage collection, SigC++ signals, wider use of new data structures, extensive cleanup
  • Plus: new documentation, new translations, lots of assorted bugfixes (the infamous "freeze when dragging outside of window" bug on Windows is gone!)

The team has placed a great deal of scrutiny into fixing bugs, and while this was not a primary focus as it had been for 0.38.1, we expect this release will be at least as stable as the last.

For tons more details, see the Release Notes for 0.39:

   ReleaseNotes039

Screenshots:

   http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/

Download your packages (Linux, Windows, Mac OSX):

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

[Category:Marketing]]