With the About Screen Contest for 0.47 underway, one of the easiest
things we all can do to help is to spread the word via social networking
means. Whether it be blogging, tweeting (or RTs), posting on forums, you
name it... the more of us that talk about, the more attention it will
This contest PR effort could prove to be a good test of some of the
needed PR mechanisms to make the announcement of 0.47 (when it is
released) as loud, far reaching, and relevant as possible.
So, again... the announcement which needs to be shown love (digg style
button, yes it requires registration like digg) is here:
The more people that show the article love, the more people it will end
up attracting the attention of on DA (which is important since it is the
largest online art community/potential userbase). Want to help get us
new users? This alone is one of the most effective methods. Note, even
if you're not interested in signing up at DA to show love, you should
still spread the word. :)
P.S. Yes, I will put out a similar call to action when we're looking to
do the PR push for the 0.47 release. Consider this our test run. :)
As mentioned in the proposed release schedule, this weekend, May 9-10 we
will have a special effort to squash as many bugs as possible in a 48
If you can make time to participate it would be greatly appreciated by
all. Even if you aren't a programmer, you can help to confirm that bugs
are indeed fixed by others.
Dates: May 9-10
Place: #inkscape on Freenode (or Jabber for the cool kids ;))
Goal: Fix at least a quarter of our goal of 500pts (125pts in 2 days).
Reward: Being part of making 0.47 our best and most stable release ever.
Be there or be square!
Do we have any Inkscape people traveling to LGM other than myself?
For travel reimbursement they would like us to get them a list of
people ASAP so they can address things, and want a single contact
person to list things for them.
One of the last major contests held on DA was won by an Inkscape user.
There is something to be said for both people's creativity and their
tools of choice. :)
So, if you'd like a chance to win a brand new Wacom Intuos4, money, some
proprietary software that you can throw in the waste bin ;), and all
that fun stuff, check out:
And yes... my recommendation is to use Inkscape.
Please don't forget that the frost phase is beginning today according to the
proposed schedule. Any issues with this need to be raised immediately.
Otherwise, excpect the bug hunt and about screen announecements tomorrow.