[Scribus] Inkscape Announces 0.43 Release ::http://www.inkscape.org :: Draw Freely.

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Mon Nov 21 15:42:24 CET 2005

IS there a way to get the online book in PDF format?


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Subject: [Scribus] Inkscape Announces 0.43 Release ::http://www.inkscape.org
:: Draw Freely.

> November 21, 2005 &mdash; The Inkscape community today releases Inkscape
> an Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) drawing tool available for
> Unix/Linux variants, Mac OS X, and Windows.
> The focus of this release is on the exciting new features sponsored by
> through their Summer of Code (SoC) program which provided funding for four
> individuals to contribute to Inkscape. The primary additions this release
>     * Connectors: A new indispensable connector tool implements creation,
>       editing, and auto-routing (object-avoiding) of connector lines
>       objects. It is indispensable for drawing diagrams. (Google SoC
>     * Inkboard Collaborative Editing: One may now connect to other
>       users over a network and edit a shared document, watch changes, and
>       contribute one's own changes. (Google SoC project)
>     * Pressure and Tilt Sensitivity: The calligraphy tool may now use a
>       pen with pressure and tilt support to vary the width and angle of a
>       calligraphic stroke.
>     * Better Node Editing: One may freely drag, bend, and stretch a Bezier
>       curve by any point and not only by a node. Also, one may easily add
a new
>       node at any point on the curve.
>     * New Extensions: There are now extensions for envelope distortion,
>       whirling, and adding nodes.
>     * Refinements: Inkscape now supports improved precision, expanded
>       usability improvements and several bugfixes.
>     * SVG Compliance: There is now additional support for the viewBox
>       improving SVG compatibility.
> In response to the release, Tavmjong Bah updated his online book, "A Guide
> Inkscape" (http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/index.php), to
> the Inkscape 0.43 features. This guide is not included with the Inkscape
> release. Users are encouraged to read the guide in addition to Inkscape
> release notes and the help included with Inkscape.
> Currently the Inkscape community is working on the next release which
> on stability and closing bugs. The next release will add an outline
> mode, a plan towards SVG Tiny compliance, a fill and stroke interface to
> bottom toolbar, and further application refinements.
> Inkscape is open to all types of contributions by people with all
> skill levels from around the world. Inkscape needs translators, web
> people to help answer questions, and developers to help reach the
> goal of SVG compliance. Visit Inkscape.org and Draw Freely.
> 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 0.43:
>      http://www.inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes043
> 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
> features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha
> transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape supports
> Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex path operations,
> text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It also imports several formats like
> 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
> W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional work includes
> conversion of the codebase from <nowiki>C/Gtk</nowiki> 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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