I was just over at Launchpad to see if this was a general and known
issue but only found a post about the tracking function being too tricky
I'm also not 100% clear if a still have a beta or an actual 0.46
release. An Ubuntu user, I added the Gutsy repos mentioned on the
Inkscape home page in an announcement dated March24, 2008, but the 0.46
version installed has a build date of March 11, 2008.
Anyway, with all of that said, Inkscape crashes when I try to use the
tracking function. It appears to crash regardless of my choice for a
guide: shape, calligraphy stroke, or whatever. Because of my
uncertainly as to what version I actually have, I'm hesitant to make a
Any help would be appreciated.
For Windows users, there is a new pre-release version of Inkscape 0.46
available on Sourceforge from here;
Please note, this is a *Windows only* pre-release test version, as there
were some bugs that could not be sorted out prior to the regular 0.46.0
If you've already seen this, a slight error has been fixed in 0.46pre4-2
since yesterday. This version is quite stable, but please it for any further
bugs and report to https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/
If there are no other major problems, we will release 0.46.0 early next
Note, there are some known issues that won't be fixed for 0.46.0, as per the
* (LP: #180890) Blend modes do not work correctly over transparent
backgrounds. A workaround is to place an opaque rectangle underneath
the bottom-most layer.
* (LP # 202704) Blur and other filters are very slow when applied to an
object with transform= attribute with rotation or skew. To avoid this
slowdown, either do not rotate/skew objects you use with filters, or
apply filters only to paths (but not shapes to text) because paths,
default, get no transform= attribute when you rotate or skew them.
* Windows printing has two known issues. In both cases the workaround
to print to bitmap (Print -> Rendering -> Bitmap).
- (LP # 205732) Blurred objects are misaligned when printing.
- (LP # 208217) Masked objects disappear when printing.
To read the full release notes, see here;
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The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest
version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a
major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of
PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to
editing PDF documents.
Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this
release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing
window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint
Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps
create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an
intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live
Path Effects feature can create "brushes" and various organic effects on
paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces
other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new
powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.
== Downloading Inkscape 0.46 ==
Inkscape 0.46 is already included by default in Ubuntu Hardy so just
install it normally. Ubuntu Gutsy users can install by adding the
following to System : Admin : Software Sources : Third-Party Software:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ubuntu gutsy main
Macintosh OS X users can download a Leopard Universal package from our
Packages for Fedora, Debian, Windows, and other platforms should be
== For more information ==
Complete Release Notes for 0.46:
Community Contributed Screenshots:
Just spreading the word that Inkscape will be exhibiting at LugRadio
Live USA 2008
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings San Francisco the unique atmosphere of
LugRadio Live UK, an event that has developed a strong reputation for
providing a range of topics about free software, Open Source, digital
rights, technology and more, a compelling list of speakers,
exhibitors and birds of a feather sessions, and wrapping it all in a
unique, fun, loose, social and inclusive event, which is often
described as combining the atmosphere of a rock concert and a
LugRadio Live USA 2008 brings this unique atmosphere to the USA, with
around 30 speakers, over 20 exhibitors, an eclectic range of BOF
sessions, and plenty of additional sessions such as our debate
discussion panel, a showcase of five minute talks, tech demos, and of
course a live recording of LugRadio in front of an audience.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Any and all are welcome to come by and visit, hang out, talk about
whatever. It's also a very user-centric conference with registration
only running $10.
We also need any volunteers to come by and help man the booth. Even
being able to commit a few hours would be a great help to the
Inkscape project. Additionally we have a minor need for equipment for
the booth... it's a small, informal show but we can still do with a
few things like monitors or projectors (if anyone lives in the area
that would be handy).
If anyone can volunteer, please let me know so that I can get them a
list of all our people to get signed up.
Thanks, and hope to see people there!
Thank you for providing this fine application. Inkscape is my favorite
toy and tool. Good to see the winner of the "About Inkscape" contest
Thanks for the attention to detail in the latest version. Example: in
the past, it's been a bit of trouble to find the python/xml package
that supports some of the effects. Now, the effects>generate from
path>interpolate error message provides the installation command. And
the tool takes a break until the package is installed.
I can hardly wait to try out all the new goodies.
Your effort and creativity are inspiring.
Hello Inkscape Users,
I would like to invite the Inkscape developers, content creators and users
to present their SVG content, workflows and tools at the SVG Open
conference. I would also appreciate if we could have an inkscape course or
demonstration at this year's SVG Open conference. Thank you for
considering an abstract submission. See CfP below:
Call for Papers, SVG Open 2008
The 6th international conference on Scalable Vector Graphics will take
place from August 26 to 28 in Nuremberg, Southern Germany. At this
conference you can learn about subjects varying from specialized technical
visualizations to interactive multimedia art. On the program there are
presentations, beginner and advanced level workshops, a technical
exhibition, and the opportunity to meet people from the SVG community,
industry and the W3C SVG Working Group.
The SVG Open 2008 organizing committee is looking for contributors
presenting a paper or teaching a course. Presenters are asked to submit an
extended abstract in English with an approximate length of 400 to 800
words by March 31, 2008. The abstracts are reviewed by a reviewing
committee and presenters will be informed about acceptance on or before
April 29, 2008. If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit
your full paper by August 1, 2008, according to instructions that will be
sent to you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be
published on the conference hand-outs and web proceedings. PaperAbstracts
can be submitted at http://www.svgopen.org/ until March 31. Following is
a list of potential presentation topics:
* Mobile (handheld, in-car) Solutions
* SVG Authoring Tools
* Publishing and Printing with SVG
* SVG Text and Internationalization
* Accessibility of SVG
* Location-based Services
* Business Cases and Case Studies
* Workflow for Creating and Using SVG
* SVG and Digital Television
* Graphic Design with SVG
* SVG for Webmapping and Online GIS/GML
* SVG for Multimedia Presentations
* Server-side SVG Generators and Manipulators
* SVG Authoring Techniques
* Making Graphics Acessible
* Interactivity and Scripting
* GUI Frameworks for Web Applications
* File Format Conversion
* Case Studies
Course Instructors are asked to submit a course outline by March 31, 2008.
The outlines are reviewed by a reviewing committee and instructors will be
informed about acceptance on or before April 29, 2008. Accepted course
instructors will receive a free conference pass and may participate at the
come together event for free. Accepted course outlines will be published
as course descriptions in the program. Therefore they should be directed
at those who might register for the course rather than the reviewers.
Courses are 150 minutes in length, scheduled for the morning and afternoon
of August 29, 2008. We are interested in proposals for both beginner
courses and advanced courses, to cater to the diverse interests of all
conference attendees. Here is a list of topics of potential interest for
courses. Feel free to either volunteer for one of these or propose your
* Introduction to SVG
* SVG Authoring Techniques
* Creating Mobile SVG content
* UI Design
* Using SVG Tools
* SMIL Animation
* ECMAScript and the DOM
* Graphic Design
* SVG Filter Effects
* Rendering Algorithms
* Generating SVG from Database Content
Thank you for considering a paper or course abstract submission. Hope to
see many of you in Nuremberg!
The SVG Open 2008 organizing committee.
Böschacherstrasse 6, CH-8624 Grüt/Gossau, Switzerland
Email: a.neumann@...2251..., Web:
* http://www.carto.net/ (Carto and SVG resources)
* http://www.carto.net/neumann/ (personal page)
* http://www.svgopen.org/ (SVG Open Conference)
* http://www.geofoto.ch/ (Georeferenced Photos of Switzerland)
I just want to know is there going to be an Inkscape 0.46
for Mac OSX Tiger? If so, is it going to be released soon with the
other OS plateforms?
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Many compliments to the Inkscape crew !
----- Original Message -----
From: heathenx <heathenx@...155...>
To: Inkscape User Community <inkscape-user(a)lists.sourceforge.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:22:12 -0400
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Inkscape 0.46 Released!
> Excellent! Congrats to all of the developers. I have been waiting very
patiently for this new release.
> Bryce Harrington wrote the following on 3/25/2008 2:22 AM:
> > The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest
> > version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a
> > major update that introduces native PDF support. The implementation of
> > PDF support in Inkscape provides an easy, open source solution to
> > editing PDF documents.
> > Tons of new features and performance improvements are included in this
> > release. Dialogs now have the ability to be docked to the editing
> > window. Gradients can be edited completely on-canvas. The new Paint
> > Bucket Tool fills bounded areas with color. A new 3D Box tool helps
> > create perspective-correct drawings. A new Tweak tool provides an
> > intuitive method for editing paths and painting objects. The new Live
> > Path Effects feature can create "brushes" and various organic effects on
> > paths. Improvements to color management include support for color spaces
> > other than sRGB. Most SVG filters are now implemented, and a new
> > powerful UI is provided for editing filter stacks.
> > == Downloading Inkscape 0.46 ==
> > Inkscape 0.46 is already included by default in Ubuntu Hardy so just
> > install it normally. Ubuntu Gutsy users can install by adding the
> > following to System : Admin : Software Sources : Third-Party Software:
> > deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ubuntu gutsy main
> > deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ubuntu gutsy main
> > Macintosh OS X users can download a Leopard Universal package from our
> > SourceForge site:
> > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438
> > Packages for Fedora, Debian, Windows, and other platforms should be
> > coming soon.
> > == For more information ==
> > Complete Release Notes for 0.46:
> > http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/ReleaseNotes046
> > Community Contributed Screenshots:
> > http://inkscape.org/screenshots/
> > Bryce
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I downloaded the latest version (Leopard) Mac OS X and installed it
in my applications. When I try to start Inkscape a dialog box pops
up about the start up and loading fonts, I click on OK, on the menu
bar Inkscape appears with the only options being to hide the app. The
app never starts, I opened X11 and it is functioning.
I really would like to get this app running as I need the vector
support for sign designing. Any help appreciated.
Mac Pro 2.66 5GB memory 2TB HD
Maxed out Mini
10.4 FCP Express