We have scheduled today's meeting to discuss the specific details of
hiring an administrator who can help organise the inkscape project.
This is a budgeting request from the Developer Team to alleviate a lot
of the stress from running the project and better organise.
* Should they be familiar with the project?
* They probably shouldn't not be a developer?
* Should they be part time or full time?
* Should we ask the SFC to fill the role for us?
The goal is to flesh out the request so we can offer the board a set of
requirements and desires around what we (as the developer team) would
like to have.
Date/Time: TODAY, 1:00PM EDT (see above link for your local time)
Video Link: https://digimedia1.r2.enst.fr/b/mar-9wm-vj2
Best Regards, Martin Owens
= Inkscape 1.1 =
Inkscape version 1.1 is now released.
You can watch our showcase at: https://inkscape.org/release-video-1-1/
and download it for your platform on:
then, if you want to support Inkscape, donate to the project at
Inkscape 1.1 is the latest major release of Inkscape, following one year
of development after the 1.0 major release.
The highlights of this release are:
* A Welcome dialog, where the look of Inkscape can be selected, and
some choices for the new document's size or file to open are available
* A Command palette that opens when the '?' key is pressed, that allows
to search and use many functions without having to use a keyboard
shortcut or going through the menus
* It is now possible to copy, cut and paste parts of paths with the
* The dialog docking system has been rewritten, which resolves many
issues with Inkscape's docked dialogs and allows you to dock dialogs on
either side of the screen
* New Outline Overlay mode that displays object outlines while also
showing their real colors
* Preferences options are now easier to find by using the new search field
* It is no longer necessary to remember to click on 'Export' in the
Export dialog, as the exporting will already happen after the click on
'Save' in the file selection dialog.
* Export as JPG, TIFF, optimized PNG and WebP directly from Inkscape
* When pasting a copied object, Inkscape now pastes it directly on top
of the currently selected object by default
* An extension for updating extensions and installing additional
extensions, called the Extension Manager (currently in beta stage)
We also introduced a long list of new features outlined in detail and
Join an Inkscape project team
Inkscape is always happy to welcome new contributors in various areas:
code, translation, UX, bug triaging, or even outreach!
The main ways to get involved are listed on https://inkscape.org/contribute/
The preferred points of contact are:
+ https://chat.inkscape.org/channel/team_devel (or freenode/#inkscape-devel)
A warm thanks to everyone involved in making this release possible!
The Inkscape team
Dear Developer team,
Thank you to everyone who made the developer meeting today; we talked a
lot about what the budget should look like from the developer team. I
have comprised the ideas here which I will be bringing to the next
board meeting to be held on June 4th 2021 (
Current items to be requested immediately:
* The Developer team requests a General Administrator who can take
care of many of the organisational tasks which we currently struggle
to. This is deemed more important than any funding for specific
features. I'd like to invite everyone to join me for a meeting to flesh
out what this would look like, we'll use previous work as a base and
work from there. Please come to BigBlueButton next Sunday 30th May at
17:00UTC (https://inkscape.org/cals/event/25/) to make sure our
proposal is detailed enough.
* We would like to budget $5k on macOS speed problems; this is to be
spent on analysis first, and then solutions second. The whole developer
team recognises how dire the situation is with René specifically saying
that without a fix we should not release for macOS in the future.
Future budget requests which we do not have a consensus for, or details
* CMYK support; Tav would like this, developers feel it's not
important enough. A user study would be useful to know for sure.
* PathFinder; Taking over, or working with the Linux foundation for
their Rust based pathfinder is a great way to bring GPU rendering to
Inkscape. Marc is to contact the linux foundation and Linkmauve about
collaboration or taking over the project.
* ARM Machine for René; If we continue to develop macOS, René will
need one of the newer ARM based macOS machine which would be set up to
do CI builds. Improving the ability to check and build testing builds
Thanks everyone for attending, we had quite a lot of the developer team
there today and a lot of students so I feel good that we got to see a
lot of different opinions. But let me know in this thread if you have
details to add, or can't make the above meeting and want to make sure
something is included.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Developer Team Hat
On Mon, 2021-05-24 at 13:58 +0100, John Cliff wrote:
> * I'd definitely support Tavs push for CMYK support, its got to be
> one of the most common questions we've had from users about
> capability for years. Its also one of the stumbling blocks to being
> more useful in serious print type jobs.
I'm looking for someone who could gather a list of users who have
requested CMYK (or similar) and ask them about what they want.
Specifically the difference between producing pdfs with named colours,
or just saving cmyk values in the svg (very different problems).
Would you be available to gather more information from our users to
solidify a case for investing in it? Maybe Tav can help too, but as
volunteers we're always somewhat busy.
Best Regards, Martin Owens
Hi to all Inkscapers!
We just launched the Release Candidate of Inkscape 1.1, with a plan to
have roughly three weeks of testing for a release around May 24th.
You can get it here:
(source tarball, linux appimage, windows installers and macOS dmg are
We encourage you to use it as you would use Inkscape 1.1 stable, in
order to find any problems people may encounter with the release. In
particular, if you find any regressions, please do submit a bug report
as soon as possible on https://inkscape.org/report : if nothing major is
reported, the state of that release candidate should be close to the
release. If you want to help with the translations to your language,
it's still possible to submit those until close to the release date.
Thanks to everyone involved in this release !