Официално излезе и новата версия на Inkscape. Ето и новостите в нея:
* Gaussian blur is the first SVG filter supported by Inkscape. You can blur any object to any extent – yet it remains vector and fully editable. This gives a huge boost to Inkscape as a creative art tool.
* Display speed and interactivity: not only does Inkscape render faster, but it can now respond to user input before it finished redrawing the screen, which greatly improves the interactivity of the program.
* History dialog makes it easy to to review your editing session and jump to any step of it, undoing and redoing multiple actions with one click.
* Several important tool features are added, notably the new selection mode in Node tool and the adjustable rounded caps in Calligraphic pen.
* Bitmap tracing works better for multi-color traces, sports a redesigned dialog and several new options.
* Many new extension effects are added, including Color effects and Pattern along path.
* The Outline mode has got many fixes and improvements, including a keyboard shortcut.
* Several new commands in Help menu open various Inkscape-related pages in your default browser, making Inkscape reference information more accessible as you work.
* Dozens of smaller features are added throughout the program, and hundreds of bugs are fixed.
Има и известни подобрения в експорт опциите, като внимание заслужават:
There’s a new option to embed the fonts used in the document in the PS or EPS exported file. As of now, this works for Type 1 fonts only, not TrueType. The option is available when performing the export from the GUI as well as from the command line via the –export-embed-fonts option.
* We only support AI import and export for Adobe Illustrator 8.0 and older. This has been clarified in the Open and Save As lists.
Inkscape’s PDF exporter has been improved:
* New features: bitmap images can be embedded; PDF files can be exported from command line using the –export-pdf parameter.
* Changed behavior: the pointless text to path question is gone.
* Fixed bugs: save failure is now detected, miter limits are now >= 1, PDFs with transparent gradient are now embeddable, eccentric elliptic gradients fixed, dash style inheritance fixed, transparency inheritance fixed.