Inkscape 1.1.2 is now released.
You can download it at:
then, if you want to support Inkscape, donate to the project at:
Inkscape 1.1.2 is mainly a stability and bugfix release.
It fixes numerous crashes and several major inconveniences, such as lost styling
when when converting text to path, or relative position of clones pasted into
a new document
In addition, we are releasing an alpha version of Inkscape 1.2, to facilitate
testing of major upcoming features, such as the multipage support, editable
markers, on-canvas alignment, revamped alignment and snapping options, layer
and objects dialog, etc. If you find any issue with this new version, please
report it tohttps://inkscape.org/report
You can download it at
Join an Inkscape project team
Inkscape is always happy to welcome new contributors in various areas:
code, docs, translation, UX, bug triaging, or even outreach!
The main ways to get involved are listed onhttps://inkscape.org/contribute/
and you can get in touch with us onhttps://chat.inkscape.org/
Thanks to everyone involved in this release!
-- The Inkscape team
Dear Inkscape Contributors,
here they are, our community's 5 favorites for the Inkscape 1.2 About
Screen, chosen by 353 community members from 25 entries by 20 different
1: “New discoveries await...” by Chris Hildenbrand
2: “Joy!” by Chris Hildenbrand
3: “A New Dawn” by Fabian Mosakowski
4: “I artist” by Davi Maia
5: “Fox & Drag Bugs” by Muhamad Farlly
Please fill in the following snippet with your ranked choices and send
it as a reply to this email to the **Inkscape developers' mailing list**
(this one: Inkscape-devel(a)lists.inkscape.org):
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channel ( https://chat.inkscape.org/channel/team_vectors ) so we can
help you set this up.
The contributor vote closes on Sunday, March 20, 2022, 23:59:59 UTC (in
one week from now).
To see the complete gallery with all entries, visit:
Thank you everyone!
Put the numbers in order of preference, so '32154' would mean 3 is
your first choice, 2 is your second choice etc. You don't have to rank
all numbers if you don't want to. No comma or spaces in between, please.
The system that is used for determining the winner is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting, using the package
openSTV from (old) Ubuntu repositories. Ties will be broken randomly.
Name or nickname:
The name you usually use in your communication in the Inkscape project,
required in case you change your vote or forgot that you had already voted.
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opposed to C++ developers and translators in the AUTHORS file only).
Please help us with determining your eligibility for voting by telling
us what you do or did in the Inkscape project (very short, only main
area, e.g. 'writing Inkscape code', 'writing website code', 'writing
news articles', 'setting up infrastructure', 'translating', 'forum
moderation', 'bug triage', 'board member' etc.).
For next time, we hope to use a new membership system provided by the
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Please watch out for an announcement that asks you to register for an
Not sure if everyone is already aware of this, but see
"I will not continue forever with maintenance of gtkmm and other *mm
modules. Unless someone else continues the work, glibmm, gtkmm and other
modules will be abandoned in a near future."
Should we be worried?
I write from the FontForge project. Of particular interest to me is the Spiro
spline feature, which was originated around ten years ago by Raph Levien.
One thing I'd like to add, (which would benefit both our projects,) is the
ability of FontForge to understand the Inkscape Spiro serialization format.
However, there are several things about the format which to me as an outsider
appear to be defects serious enough that I have no idea how to even *import*
these splines correctly, much less export our Spiro splines to this format. I
would very much like to support the _de facto_ standard Inkscape has
originated of supporting Spiro in SVG, but I am lost.
George Williams, FontForge's original author, noticed this defect over eleven
years ago. Things are virtually unchanged since then, I checked `git
Spiro has five point types, not including beginning and ending points. They
* G4 curve (o)
* G2 curve (c)
* Corner (v)
* Left Constraint ([)
* Right Constraint (])
The ASCII single letters are the normal method of Spiro serialization, as
championed by Raph Levien and by us in FontForge.
Inkscape seems to create what I will call a "pseudo-SVG path". So, it is not
really an SVG path, but rather is an SVG path which undergoes transformation
into the typical Spiro format. Inkscape stores this in the "original-d"
So, given a Bezier spline with control points defined as (x, y, c1, c2),
Inkscape interprets a control point with only (x, y) to be a corner, meanwhile
a control point with all four is a G4 curve, and (x, y, c1, NULL) is a left
constraint while (x, y, NULL, c2) is a right constraint.
I can probably overcome this, although George Williams was right to be
skeptical of this format. There is no way I can see to define a G2 curve in
this strange "original-d" format.
Thus, this email. I write to ask a few things. I suppose first of all, what
are the chances that we can convince you guys to store Spiro splines in
plate format, or another widely accepted Spiro serialization format?
Second, if we cannot convince you to do that, how do I export FontForge spiros
which contain G2 control points to Inkscape's original-d format? It's not
possible, yes? So should I just silently fail and save them as G4? The curves
will not be the same if I do that. Should I disallow export to SVG w/Spiro if
glyph contains G2 control point? That seems a steep cost that will just
confuse my users, so perhaps I should abandon the whole thing if it comes to
Fredrick Brennan (@ctrlcctrlv)
: https://levien.com/garden/ppedit/README, section "Plate files"
It's time to vote for the About Screen for Inkscape's version 1.2!
We're very proud to present you with an amazing gallery featuring 25
entries, by 20 different Inkscape artists. Thank you so much to everyone
Community voting opens on March 7 (0:00 UTC) and closes on March 13,
2022 (23:59:59 UTC).
Here are the rules:
* If you don't have a user account on the Inkscape website yet, you need
to register (https://inkscape.org/user/register/) to be able to vote.
* Everyone who enjoys Inkscape is allowed to vote.
* Everyone gets 1 vote - this includes all contest entrants.
* Visit the gallery and check out all the amazing works of art.
* Click on one of the thumbnails to see the a larger version of the
image and a description. You can also comment on the contest entry.
* To cast your vote, either click on the check mark below the image or
hover over the small image in the gallery to see a circle-shaped
checkbox you can click on. If you accidentally vote for the wrong
entry, you can change your vote by simply voting for a different one.
* Voting will ONLY be accepted via the Inkscape website.
* You can vote until Sunday, March 13, 2022, 23:59 (Time zone: UTC). In
the gallery, there's also a countdown timer available that shows how
long voting is open.
* Once the community voting is done, the top five entries with the most
votes will be passed on to the developers, who will then vote to
determine the winner.
* For the contest participants, ANY modifications of the files are
prohibited at this point.
SEE ALL ENTRIES AND CAST YOUR VOTE HERE:
Good luck to all participants!