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= Undo History Dialog =
 
= Undo History Dialog =
[Gustav Broberg]
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* Inkscape now features a History Dialog accessible through [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + H or Edit→Undo History. All changes to the document since it was opened are recorded here.
* Now Inkscape fetures a History Dialog, accessible through [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + H, all changes to the document since it was opened are recorded here.
 
 
* Changes are recorded from the oldest (top) to the newest (bottom).
 
* Changes are recorded from the oldest (top) to the newest (bottom).
* Tool's icon is shown, as all consecutive changes with the same tool are placed in a branch noted with a sign.
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* By clicking on an event event in the list the user can easily move through the undo history.
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* The type of the change is indicated by an icon and a short description (this description is also visible by the Undo/Redo items in the Edit menu)
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* To increase the readability consecutive changes of the same type are placed in a branch noted with a sign.
  
 
= Speed =
 
= Speed =

Revision as of 11:10, 14 July 2006

Inkscape 0.45: overview

Undo History Dialog

  • Inkscape now features a History Dialog accessible through [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + H or Edit→Undo History. All changes to the document since it was opened are recorded here.
  • Changes are recorded from the oldest (top) to the newest (bottom).
  • By clicking on an event event in the list the user can easily move through the undo history.
  • The type of the change is indicated by an icon and a short description (this description is also visible by the Undo/Redo items in the Edit menu)
  • To increase the readability consecutive changes of the same type are placed in a branch noted with a sign.

Speed

  • Radial gradients are rendered faster by at least 10%.
  • Screen render is faster by 2-3%, up to 5% for complex drawings with transparency.

Command line

  • The new --export-pdf command line parameter allows exporting an SVG image to PDF from command line.

Misc improvements

  • [new cursors - scislac]
  • [PDF/EPS export improvements - Ulf Erikson]
  • Exported PNG images have the correct resolution set in the headers.

Bugfixes

Tools

Dropper

  • Instead of the confusing toggle button, now the Controls bar for the Dropper tool has two checkboxes, "Pick alpha" and "Set alpha", which work as follows. Suppose you have an object selected and, using Dropper, click on an object which has red (#FF0000) fill and 0.5 opacity (half-transparent).
    • If the "Pick alpha" checkbox is off, the selected object will get the fill color #800000 (i.e. faded-out red) and fill opacity will be at 1.0 (opaque).
    • If the "Pick alpha" checkbox is on but "Set alpha" is off, the selected object will get the fill color #FF0000 (red) and fill opacity will be at 1.0.
    • If both "Pick alpha" and "Set alpha" are on, the selected object will get the fill color #FF0000 (red) and fill opacity will be at 0.5 (half-transparent).
If you Shift+click instead of click, the same changes will be made to stroke color and stroke opacity, correspondingly. Note that in no situation can Dropper change the master opacity of the selected object(s), although it can pick it just as it does any other kind of opacity.


Translations

Known problems

Problems with some Debian libgc-6.7 packages

  • Inkscape will hang or crash when linked with the first Debian packaged version of the Boehm garbage collection library. This problem was fixed in version 1:6.7-2 of the package. If you have libgc 6.7 on your Debian-based system, make sure that you are using that version of the package or later.

Beware of defective themes on Linux

  • Inkscape and other Gtk programs can crash on any Linux, when the gtk2-engines-smooth / libsmooth package is installed. We have filed a bug against libsmooth which is now in gtk-engine and part of gnome. Removing the package resolves the problem. Update: this bug appears to be fixed in newer versions of gtk-engines. If you are affected by this problem please update to a newer version of gtk-engines. If problems persist then please inform the gtk-engines maintainers of the problem.
  • A similar crash happens if the KDE Baghira theme or the package gtk_qt_engine are installed. If you experience Inkscape crashes on KDE, please try to install a different theme from Baghira, or uninstall the gtk_qt_engine package from your system. Both problems also affect older versions of Inkscape.

Make sure to remove menus.xml if you have it

  • If you were using certain CVS/SVN builds from autumn of 2005, you may have the file menus.xml hanging around in your profile directory (e.g. ~/.inkscape on Linux). In that case you will see many errors about verbs that cannot be found, and some commands in menus will be disabled. Make sure to delete menus.xml to fix this.

Previous releases