Release notes/1.2

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Release highlights

Definitely not released yet.

Important changes for packagers

General user interface



Text Tool

New feature padding knot to flow box 2769

SVG 2.0 flowed text allows for shape-padding and shape-subtract attributes, allowing for the text to flow into a shape and leave some space between it's edges and where the text will start to flow as well as subtracting shapes with margin, which allows text to flow around other objects in the scene. These attributes were supported in Inkscape 1.0, but not exposed to the user. This version of Inkscape includes both an adjustable on-canvas knot for changing the padding as well as a Text menu item for setting text subtraction properties with a further knot to adjust it's margins.

[See merge request for animated gifs to add here]



Gradient Editor Dialog

New gradeint editor insde fill and storek dialog. This allows you to create and edit gradients in this dialog. You see stops of gradients as a litst and also on a line. you can add nee stop by double-clicking on gradient line, you can set different gradients by clicking on the gradient list icon.


Live path effects

Import / Export




Drop shadow is now optional for mouse cursors. You can turn it off in Preferences > Interface

macOS-specific Changes


Command line

Behind the curtains

Notable bugfixes

Crash fixes

Other bug fixes

Even 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.


The following UI translations received updates:

The Windows installer translation was updated for [2021-03-03]:

The following documentation translations received updates:

Contributing to interface translations

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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

Other releases