Thursday, August 10, 2017

Inkscape 0.92.2 is Out, More Stable with Number of Fixes

Install latest Inkscape in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and derivatives system - As most of you may already know, Inkscape is free drawing software with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, or Xara Xtreme that used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics.

Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. You can import and export various file formats, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG.

Although it's free software, Inkscape has a comprehensive feature set, a super simple interface, multi-lingual support and designed to be extensible, you can customize Inkscape's functionality with add-ons.

Inkscape 0.92.2 - More Stable and Capable

The newest version of Inkscape is 0.92.2 which released on 2017-08-07, brings a number of fixes and small usability enhancements to this popular vector-graphics application. It is also the first release after migrating the project's code to GitLab.

How to Update Inkscape in Linux from Terminal

These amount to a more stable and capable creative tool that can now receive improvements from a much larger development community.

Improvements

  • Add a control point to the centers of rectangles, circles/ellipses and stars to make it easier to move them and to align them in a precise way
  • DPI Change: Command line option --dpi-update-method=[none|scale-viewbox|scale-document] to batch-process legacy files
  • Improve selection chemistry z-stack ordering
  • Rework the object panel, including making shortcut handling respect user-defined shortcuts
  • Add ability to generate one path from multiple paths with LPEs in them
  • Automatically fix baseline spacing of flowed text elements when importing legacy documents

Regression fixes

  • GUI: Fix file preview on Windows when using the native file open dialog
  • Printing: Fix crash when printing on Windows
  • Text: Fix tiny font size for sub/superscripts
  • Text: The default style of the text tool can now be changed when nothing is selected

Important Bugfixes

  • GUI: Window position/size was often wrong on startup and when opening new documents
  • Symbols: Fix loading of Visio Stencils from .vss files with special characters in file name
  • SVG import/export: Special characters in the document's "title" field could result in invalid SVG output and prevent re-opening the file on Windows
  • EMF/WMF import/export: Fix many issues that occurred when the system's locale was set to a language using comma (,) as decimal separator. Notably text was often positioned wrongly after import and the export option "Convert gradients to colored polygons series" made Inkscape crash
  • LaTeX+PDF export: Fix export for text inside a masked or clipped group
  • Extensions: The attribute xml:space="preserve" for INX Parameters of type description was ignored but they were untranslatable without it The attribute is now respected and translations work properly in all cases, however please note that this might change formatting in cases that were broken before, i.e. whenever omitting the attribute. To maintain visual appearance please add the attribute
  • Import: Fix many issues with importing large files. Many files that could not be opened before (especially those containing large raster graphics) should import fine now
  • Fonts: Do not load fonts with illegal characters in font family name which caused a crash
    Inkview: Fix loading files with non-ASCII characters in filename

Translations

The following UI translations received updates:
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Romanian
  • Ukrainian

Complete release notes can be found at release note.

GitLab Migration Makes Contributing Easier

In June, the entire Inkscape code base and its many branches were migrated to a git repository hosted by GitLab. This was a massive undertaking requiring months of preparation.

Suggested read :

GitLab was selected as the host of this repository due to its own demonstrated commitment to open source. This change is an important part of making Inkscape more accessible to more developers interested in contributing fixes and adding features.

More about the decision to move to git and GitLab can be read here.

Installing / Upgrading Inkscape in Linux : Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary

Inkscape 0.92.2 is available in its Stable official PPA repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, 15.04 Vivid Vervet, 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, 16.10 Yakkety Yak, 17.04 Zesty Zapus, and latest Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark and its variants.

Step 1 - Open new terminal window ( Ctrl+Alt+T )

Step 2 - Type and run the following command to add Inkscape Stable PPA to your Ubuntu :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

Type your password and press Enter to continue.

Step 3 - Run update to download package information from all configured sources :

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 - Now install the latest Inkscape for Linux by running the following :

sudo apt-get install inkscape

Cheersss! Enjoy draw freely with Inkscape 0.92.2 in your Linux desktop!!

These were all how to install the latest version of Inkscape 0.92.2 in Linux : Ubuntu, and derivatives system like Linux Mint and Elementary OS. Thanks for reading our post!

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