[cairo] Inkscape 0.38.1 Officially Announced and Released

Jonathan Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Apr 12 00:32:47 PDT 2004

Inkscape 0.38.1 Officially Announced and Released

April 11, 2004 - The focus of this release has been our Bug Hunt. Of the
57 open bug reports at the time of our last release, only 12 remain; of
the 107 bugs submitted during this bughunt, all but 17 are now closed;
the ratio of open to total bugs went down from 33% to 10%. Of the 285
bugs reported since the inception of the project, fewer than 30 remain.
In total, over 135 bug reports were closed during the Bug Hunt.
Countless other bugs were discovered by the developers and exterminated
on the spot without ever going into the tracker. We are especially
appreciative of the many users who have helped us identify the various
bugs and verify the solutions. 

Aside from bugfixes, a good deal of new features and usability
enhancements went into this release:

* Text and fonts: full kerning and spacing support, better installed 
  font detection, better alternate font matching, better usability

* Path operations: new commands to cut paths, less distortions, better

* Gradients: full support for multi-stop gradients, bugfixes
  Shape tools: polygons, dramatically better usability with the top 
  panel, bugfixes

* Libinkjar: a library for compound document support of packaged SVG 
  and PNG files

* Pure usability: canvas autoscrolling, accelerated scrolling, 
  inversion for visibility, more intuitive cut-and-paste, per-object   
  selection indication, save dialog, new icons

* Paraphernalia: new and expanded tutorials, clipart, translation 

For more details, see the Release Notes for 0.38:




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