The Winner of the About Screen Contest for Inkscape 1.0 is ...
'Island of Creativity'
Congratulations to Bayu Rizaldhan Rayes, the artist of this fantastic image!
25 Inkscape contributors selected the image from the five finalist
images. It will grace the 'About Inkscape' dialog of our very special
release Inkscape 1.0.
We are very happy about the variety and number of submissions to the
contest, and the involvement of so many community members and
contributors in the voting process.
We are already working on finding good places for making use of other
fantastic entries from the contest gallery :) Tutorials, the Inkscape
website, the development version and more all need new, cool pictures to
show off Inkscape's abilities and its awesome community.
View all entries at:
Thank you everyone who participated in the contest, be it by submitting
an entry, voting or helping to organize!
We are quickly approaching the long-awaited 1.0 release of Inkscape, and
to allow easier testing of the progress we've made with it, we just
released a 1.0-beta2 version!
You can get the release at https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0beta2/ in the form of source tarball to compile, AppImage for Linux, and .dmg for macOS (windows soon).
The most visible changes should be :
- MacOS Catalina users should be able to manipulate files
- More responsive interface (faster rendering)
- Improved text rendering
All testers are encouraged to test this version and report bugs at inkscape.org/report
The release date for 1.0 is not set in stone yet, but if we don't get major bug reports I expect a release around the end of December.
== Translators ==
Thanks for your work! Strings have been frozen for a while, and it's not too late to submit translations until release date.
== Developers ==
We have now branched the code repo. The new branch 1.0.x now only welcomes bugfixes, translations and easy-to-review changes; while features, performance, code improvements, or anything that was left waiting in prevision of 1.1 are free to go to the master branch.
== All contributors ==
All Inkscape contributors (be it with development, translation, Vectors (outreach), documentation, UX research, etc) are encouraged to vote in the About Screen contest before Dec 15th!