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This is concept of the Release Announcement for the 0.44 version.
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This is concept of the Release Announcement for the 0.45 version.
  
== Inkscape Announces 0.44 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely ==
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== Inkscape Announces 0.45 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely ==
  
The Inkscape community today officially released the latest version of its vector graphic drawing software.  Inkscape 0.44 adds many new features, is faster and more usable, better supports SVG, is translated into more languages (17 on last count), and adds a lot of polish and refinement.
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The Inkscape community today announces the newest version of its vector graphic drawing software.  Inkscape 0.45 features a new Gaussian Blur SVG filter.  Sponsored by Google's Summer of Code program, Gaussian Blur allows you to softly and naturally blur any Inkscape objects, including shapes, text, and images.  This enables a wide range of photorealistic effects: arbitrarily shaped shades and lights, depth of field, drop shadows, glows, etc. Also, blurred objects can be used as masks for other objects to achieve the "feathered mask" effect.  
  
Major new features include Layers dialog, support for clipping and masking, improved PDF export with transparency, configurable keyboard shortcuts, innovative "node sculpting" capability in Node tool, and the Outline mode. Significant gains are achieved in performance, especially in screen rendering and Node tool.
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Numerous other new features, enhancements to existing features, and bug fixes have been included. A history dialog allows you to browse your change history. Many new extension effects are added including Pattern along Path and Color Effects.  There have been performance improvements to rendering speed, on the order of 2-3% in general, and up to 5-10% for drawings using heavy transparency and/or radial gradients. Compositing quality is also improved through the removal of banding seen in gradients.
 
 
Noticeable user interface changes include docked color swatches, interactive style indicator in the statusbar, a redesigned preferences dialog, a text toolbar, and new icons. Our SVG compliance has also taken a step forward, with the added support for the <switch> tag and ICC color profiles for images. This release also includes hundreds of smaller features, usability enhancements and bug fixes.  
 
 
   
 
   
For several releases, a collection of extension effects was shipped with Inkscape, but the Effects menu to access them was turned off by default. With this release, it has become mature enough, with effects working out of the box on all platforms, so this menu is enabled.
 
 
We'd like to thank Google for their sponsorship of five students to work, during the summer of 2006, on several Inkscape development efforts:  SVG Filters, Inkboard protocol, PDF export with Cairo, and memory optimization.
 
 
 
Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
 
Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
 
   
 
   
 
     http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
 
     http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
  
For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.44:
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For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.45:
 
   
 
   
 
     http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_Notes
 
     http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_Notes
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== Release announce translations ==
 
== Release announce translations ==
  
Catalan: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/AnunciAlliberament044
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Catalan: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/AnunciAlliberament045
  
Czech: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-cs
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Czech: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-cs
  
Deutsch: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-de
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Deutsch: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-de
  
French: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-fr
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French: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-fr
  
Italian: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-it
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Italian: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-it
  
Japanese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-ja
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Japanese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-ja
  
Portuguese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-ptBR
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Portuguese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-ptBR
  
Vietnamese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce044-vi
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Vietnamese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-vi
 
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Revision as of 07:41, 4 February 2007

This is concept of the Release Announcement for the 0.45 version.

Inkscape Announces 0.45 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely

The Inkscape community today announces the newest version of its vector graphic drawing software. Inkscape 0.45 features a new Gaussian Blur SVG filter. Sponsored by Google's Summer of Code program, Gaussian Blur allows you to softly and naturally blur any Inkscape objects, including shapes, text, and images. This enables a wide range of photorealistic effects: arbitrarily shaped shades and lights, depth of field, drop shadows, glows, etc. Also, blurred objects can be used as masks for other objects to achieve the "feathered mask" effect.

Numerous other new features, enhancements to existing features, and bug fixes have been included. A history dialog allows you to browse your change history. Many new extension effects are added including Pattern along Path and Color Effects. There have been performance improvements to rendering speed, on the order of 2-3% in general, and up to 5-10% for drawings using heavy transparency and/or radial gradients. Compositing quality is also improved through the removal of banding seen in gradients.

Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:

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

For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.45:

    http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Release_Notes

Community submitted screenshots:

    http://www.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.

Release announce translations

Catalan: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/AnunciAlliberament045

Czech: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-cs

Deutsch: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-de

French: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-fr

Italian: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-it

Japanese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-ja

Portuguese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-ptBR

Vietnamese: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseAnnounce045-vi