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== Important changes ==
 
== Important changes ==
  
* For packagers: we do not depend on GtkSpell and ASpell but on GSpell for spelling checks.
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=== For packagers ===
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* We no longer depend on GtkSpell and ASpell but on GSpell for spell checking.
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* lib2geom has been moved into its own git submodule (like the extensions).
  
 
== Improvements ==
 
== Improvements ==
  
 
* In Edit > Preferences > Imported images : Import, there is a new option that allows you to disable relative paths to linked files ("Store absolute file path for linked images", active by default).
 
* In Edit > Preferences > Imported images : Import, there is a new option that allows you to disable relative paths to linked files ("Store absolute file path for linked images", active by default).
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XInclude XInclude] support
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XInclude XInclude] support (see [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/merge_requests/1150 !1150]) ''TODO: Move to a "technical" or "advanced" section?''
 
* Hidden dialogs stop receiving signals and release resources
 
* Hidden dialogs stop receiving signals and release resources
 
* Shell mode: a history of commands is now remembered and can be accessed with the up and down arrow keys. [Tab ... autocompletion?]
 
* Shell mode: a history of commands is now remembered and can be accessed with the up and down arrow keys. [Tab ... autocompletion?]
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* Recognize layers in SVG files exported from CorelDraw (see [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/merge_requests/2046 !2046])
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=== Connector Tool ===
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New sub-point connections for clones and groups, allowing users to use Inkscape to connect diagrams together like in other drafting tools:
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<gallery mode="packed" heights=250px>
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File:Sub connector points.gif|New sub-connector points
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</gallery>
  
=== Rotation lock ===
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=== General User Interface ===
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* Dock layouts are now saved in an xml file (<code>docklayout.xml</code>) in the user preferences directory, making them transferable.
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* The legacy gradient editor (a dialog that could previously be enabled in the preferences for the gradient tool) has been removed.
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=== Canvas ===
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==== Rotation lock ====
  
 
A new menu item has been added to allow the user to prevent the rotation of the canvas with key bindings commonly associated with zooming in other applications. This setting can be toggled on a per-window basis. In addition, a new preference option has been added to allow users to set the mode to be on when a new window is opened.
 
A new menu item has been added to allow the user to prevent the rotation of the canvas with key bindings commonly associated with zooming in other applications. This setting can be toggled on a per-window basis. In addition, a new preference option has been added to allow users to set the mode to be on when a new window is opened.
  
<gallery mode="packed" heights=350px>
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<gallery mode="packed" heights=250px>
 
File:Canvas rotation lock toggle.png|New "Rotation lock" menu item
 
File:Canvas rotation lock toggle.png|New "Rotation lock" menu item
 
File:Default rotation lock toggle.png|Configuration option to lock the rotation by default
 
File:Default rotation lock toggle.png|Configuration option to lock the rotation by default
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
=== Taper stroke improvements ===
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=== Live Path Effects ===
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==== Automatic fill preservation for Path Effects ====
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LPEs which render strokes as fills (<code>Join Type</code>, <code>Power Stroke</code>, and <code>Taper Stroke</code>) have been modified to automatically preserve the previous fill by creating a linked path when applied to an object.
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<gallery mode="packed" heights=250px>
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File:Sadchrys original drawing with fill.png|Original drawing
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File:Sadchrys after applying LPE previous versions.png|Previous versions of Inkscape would preserve the stroke settings but remove the fill when applied.
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File:Sadchrys after applying LPE 1.1 original path.png|Now, Inkscape will automatically preserve the fill by creating a linked path underneath.
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File:Sadchrys after applying LPE 1.1 linked fill.png|LPE options for the linked fill
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</gallery>
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==== Taper Stroke LPE improved ====
  
 
The Taper stroke LPE has been updated to include taper direction options (allowing the taper to run to one side of the path, instead of to the middle) and smoothing options for both ends of the path, allowing more interesting paths to be made in the effect. In addition, using the keybind '''Shift+click''' on the on-canvas knots allows quickly alternating between the different possible taper shapes.
 
The Taper stroke LPE has been updated to include taper direction options (allowing the taper to run to one side of the path, instead of to the middle) and smoothing options for both ends of the path, allowing more interesting paths to be made in the effect. In addition, using the keybind '''Shift+click''' on the on-canvas knots allows quickly alternating between the different possible taper shapes.
  
<gallery mode="packed" heights=350px>
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<gallery mode="packed" heights=250px>
 
File:Taper stroke direction control.png|Direction control options
 
File:Taper stroke direction control.png|Direction control options
 
File:Taper stroke new parameter list.png|New parameter list
 
File:Taper stroke new parameter list.png|New parameter list
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
=== Automatic fill preservation for LPEs ===
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==== New shortcut for Fill between many LPE ====
  
LPEs which render strokes as fills (Join type, Power stroke, and Taper stroke) have been modified to automatically preserve the previous fill by creating a linked path when applied to an object.
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A new shortcut has been added under the Path menu to automatically create a linked fill path using the '''Fill between many''' path effect. The effect is created beneath the selected paths and automatically selected to faciliate moving the path into the correct z-order and styling it as intended. For greater efficiency, the shortcut can also be bound to a hotkey using the '''Preferences''' dialog.
  
<gallery mode="packed" heights=350px>
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<gallery mode="packed" heights=250px>
File:Join type fill removed.png|Previous versions of Inkscape would preserve the stroke settings but remove the fill when applied.
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File:Fill between many shortcut menuitem.png|Previously, using this effect required tediously copying every path to the clipboard and pasting it into the parameter list of a new path.
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File:Fill between many result.png|Now, Inkscape can perform this task automatically, without any tedium.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<gallery mode="packed" heights=350px>
 
File:Join type fill preserved.png|Now, Inkscape will automatically preserve the fill by creating a linked path underneath.
 
</gallery>
 
  
=== New shortcut for Fill between many LPE ===
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=== Extensions ===
  
A new shortcut has been added under the Path menu to automatically create a linked fill path using the '''Fill between many path''' effect. The effect is created beneath the selected paths and automatically selected to faciliate moving the path into the correct z-order and styling it as intended. For greater efficiency, the shortcut can also be bound to a hotkey using the '''Preferences''' dialog.
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A new extension allows to directly save as a PDF through Scribus, if Scribus 1.5+ is found in the path. This should allow to produce a color-managed PDF if the SVG is color-managed.
 
 
<gallery mode="packed" heights=350px>
 
File:Fill between many shortcut menuitem.png|Previously, using this effect required tediously copying every path to the clipboard and pasting it into the parameter list of a new path.
 
File:Fill between many result.png|Now, Inkscape can perform this task automatically, without any tedium.
 
</gallery>
 
  
  
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== Notable bugfixes ==
 
== Notable bugfixes ==
  
* Fill in
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* Dragging connected objects now does not leave the connections behind until dragging concludes. Instead lines follow drag smoothly.
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== Breaking changes / Action required ==
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=== Extensions ===
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Element selections API has been improved, the API in 10 of using `self.svg.selected` is deprecated in favour of the new `self.svg.selection` interface. The previous API will continue to work for the time being but should be updated to the new API. Selection is now a type of ElementList which provides filtering, ordering and other generalised functionality, if you need an element list for example to make a bounding box, this is the way to do it.
  
 
== Crash fixes ==
 
== Crash fixes ==
  
 
Fix a crash &hellip;
 
Fix a crash &hellip;
* &hellip; when ... ([https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/issues/ #number])
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* &hellip; when ... ([https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/issues/ #number])
  
 
== More bug fixes ==
 
== More bug fixes ==
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There were even more issues fixed than those listed above, but these probably only affect a small portion of users, or are relevant for development and packaging only.
 
There were even more issues fixed than those listed above, but these probably only affect a small portion of users, or are relevant for development and packaging only.
  
For a complete list, visit [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/milestones/2 our GitLab issue tracker] and see the [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/commits/1.0.x commit history] (all changes since DATE until release date).
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For a complete list, visit [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/milestones/2 our GitLab issue tracker] and see the [https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/commits/1.0.x commit history] (all changes since DATE until release date).
  
 
== Translations ==
 
== Translations ==

Latest revision as of 04:57, 30 June 2020

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Release highlights

Definitely not released yet.

Inkscape 1.1 is a stability and bugfix release.

[For changes made even before the 1.0 release that aren't in 1.0, try to find out if the checked and not stroked ones here: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/issues/1030 have really not been cherrypicked]

The most notable improvements are:

  • Fill in

Important changes

For packagers

  • We no longer depend on GtkSpell and ASpell but on GSpell for spell checking.
  • lib2geom has been moved into its own git submodule (like the extensions).

Improvements

  • In Edit > Preferences > Imported images : Import, there is a new option that allows you to disable relative paths to linked files ("Store absolute file path for linked images", active by default).
  • XInclude support (see !1150) TODO: Move to a "technical" or "advanced" section?
  • Hidden dialogs stop receiving signals and release resources
  • Shell mode: a history of commands is now remembered and can be accessed with the up and down arrow keys. [Tab ... autocompletion?]
  • Recognize layers in SVG files exported from CorelDraw (see !2046)

Connector Tool

New sub-point connections for clones and groups, allowing users to use Inkscape to connect diagrams together like in other drafting tools:

General User Interface

  • Dock layouts are now saved in an xml file (docklayout.xml) in the user preferences directory, making them transferable.
  • The legacy gradient editor (a dialog that could previously be enabled in the preferences for the gradient tool) has been removed.

Canvas

Rotation lock

A new menu item has been added to allow the user to prevent the rotation of the canvas with key bindings commonly associated with zooming in other applications. This setting can be toggled on a per-window basis. In addition, a new preference option has been added to allow users to set the mode to be on when a new window is opened.

Live Path Effects

Automatic fill preservation for Path Effects

LPEs which render strokes as fills (Join Type, Power Stroke, and Taper Stroke) have been modified to automatically preserve the previous fill by creating a linked path when applied to an object.

Taper Stroke LPE improved

The Taper stroke LPE has been updated to include taper direction options (allowing the taper to run to one side of the path, instead of to the middle) and smoothing options for both ends of the path, allowing more interesting paths to be made in the effect. In addition, using the keybind Shift+click on the on-canvas knots allows quickly alternating between the different possible taper shapes.

New shortcut for Fill between many LPE

A new shortcut has been added under the Path menu to automatically create a linked fill path using the Fill between many path effect. The effect is created beneath the selected paths and automatically selected to faciliate moving the path into the correct z-order and styling it as intended. For greater efficiency, the shortcut can also be bound to a hotkey using the Preferences dialog.


Extensions

A new extension allows to directly save as a PDF through Scribus, if Scribus 1.5+ is found in the path. This should allow to produce a color-managed PDF if the SVG is color-managed.


Notable bugfixes

  • Dragging connected objects now does not leave the connections behind until dragging concludes. Instead lines follow drag smoothly.

Breaking changes / Action required

Extensions

Element selections API has been improved, the API in 10 of using `self.svg.selected` is deprecated in favour of the new `self.svg.selection` interface. The previous API will continue to work for the time being but should be updated to the new API. Selection is now a type of ElementList which provides filtering, ordering and other generalised functionality, if you need an element list for example to make a bounding box, this is the way to do it.

Crash fixes

Fix a crash …

More bug fixes

There were even more issues fixed than those listed above, but these probably only affect a small portion of users, or are relevant for development and packaging only.

For a complete list, visit our GitLab issue tracker and see the commit history (all changes since DATE until release date).

Translations

The following UI translations received updates:

  • Language

The following documentation translations received updates:

  • Language

Contributing to interface translations

Want to help with translations? Learn how to help!

Documentation

  • Some missing options were added to the man page (command line help)
  • Some missing keyboard shortcuts were added to the keyboard shortcut reference

Contributing to documentation and documentation translation

Contributions to the documentation translations, as well as improvements to its contents, are welcome at the inkscape-docs repository.

Known issues

Previous releases