[Clipart] Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Jul 26 15:00:35 PDT 2005
There is a checkbox in the preferences dialog for turning this
experimental feature on.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 11:33:18PM +0200, Omar Abo-Namous wrote:
> i'm missing the filters in inkscape. In the screenshots you can see
> there is a menu item called "Effects", but i didn' find it in inkscape
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> >July 26, 2005 ??? The Inkscape community today announced the release of
> >Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics
> >(SVG) drawing tool.
> >Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
> >exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
> >improvements, and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
> >long-standing functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary.
> >Inkscape 0.42 is one step closer to full SVG compliance. This release
> > * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any
> > shape (and not just a rectangle).
> > * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
> > style to the selection, just like in a word processing
> > application.
> > * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
> > on-canvas gradient interface with handles displayed directly in
> > the drawing.
> > * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
> > platforms. This version ships with a collection of effects
> > including path interpolation, randomization, and various fractal
> > algorithms.
> > * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics software
> > is now a part of Inkscape.
> > * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
> > original.
> > * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
> > with tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
> > * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new,
> > powerful ways to arrange objects.
> > * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support,
> > better text handling, and a command line option for batch export
> > are in this release.
> > * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
> > command line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in
> > an SVG file.
> > * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
> > now supported (read-only).
> > * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape
> > 0.42 is now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for
> > Mac OS X.
> >There are also dozens of smaller features and usability enhancements
> >(especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing tools).
> >In this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
> >serious, and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are
> >very excited about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
> >Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student developers
> >adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
> >adding connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
> >development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate networked
> >collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
> >adding DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open
> >Clip Art Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library
> >to Inkscape. Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these
> >developments from Google, the Inkscape developers are aiming to
> >accelerate the development cycle for the next few releases in order to
> >promote these projects.
> >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 0.42:
> > http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
> >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 also
> >imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF
> >and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based 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 the establishment of a friendly, open, community-oriented
> >development process.
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