Inkscape - Draw Freely

Posted by Jason Van Anden | Wed Jul 27th 2005 6:27 a.m.

This sounds really great.
Has anyone out there used it?

Jason Van Anden

Eduardo Navas wrote:

>
> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: Jon Phillips <jon@rejon.org>
> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
> To: Eduardo Navas <eduardo@navasse.net>
> Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org ::
> Draw
> Freely.
>
> July 26, 2005 - The Inkscape community today announced the release of
> Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics
> (SVG)
> drawing tool.
>
> Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
> exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
> improvements,
> and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
> long-standing
> functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary. Inkscape 0.42 is
> one
> step closer to full SVG compliance. This release adds:
>
> * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any shape
> (and
> not just a rectangle).
> * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
> style
> to the selection, just like in a word processing application.
> * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
> on-canvas
> gradient interface with handles displayed directly in the drawing.
> * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
> platforms.
> This version ships with a collection of effects including path
> interpolation, randomization, and various fractal algorithms.
> * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics software is
> now
> a part of Inkscape.
> * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
> original.
> * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
> with
> tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
> * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new, powerful
> ways
> to arrange objects.
> * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support, better
> text
> handling, and a command line option for batch export are in this
> release.
> * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
> command
> line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in an SVG file.
> * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
> now
> supported (read-only).
> * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape 0.42
> is
> now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for Mac OS X.
>
> There are also dozens of smaller features and usability enhancements
> (especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing
> tools). In
> this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
> serious,
> and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are very
> excited
> about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
>
> Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student
> developers
> adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
> adding
> connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
> development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate
> networked
> collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
> adding
> DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open Clip
> Art
> Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library to
> Inkscape.
> Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these developments from
> Google,
> the Inkscape developers are aiming to accelerate the development cycle
> for
> the next few releases in order to promote these projects.
>
> Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id'438
>
> For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.42:
>
> http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
>
> Community submitted screenshots:
>
> http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
>
>
> About Inkscape
>
> Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web
> Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
> supported
> SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha
> blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape
> supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex
> path
> operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It also
> imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF
> and
> exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
>
> Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
> with a
> fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional work
> includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
> emphasizing a
> lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension
> mechanism, and the establishment of a friendly, open,
> community-oriented
> development process.
>
>
>
> ------ End of Forwarded Message
>
  • Robert Spahr | Wed Jul 27th 2005 7:09 a.m.
    I use Inkscape. It is a great little drawing program.

    And if you use Inkscape, The Gimp and Scribus, you might find you no longer
    need Illustrator, Photoshop, or Quark.

    :-)

    -- Rob

    On Wed July 27 2005 08:27 am, Jason Van Anden wrote:
    > This sounds really great.
    > Has anyone out there used it?
    >
    > Jason Van Anden
    >
    > Eduardo Navas wrote:
    > > ------ Forwarded Message
    > > From: Jon Phillips <jon@rejon.org>
    > > Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
    > > To: Eduardo Navas <eduardo@navasse.net>
    > > Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://www.inkscape.org ::
    > > Draw
    > > Freely.
    > >
    > > July 26, 2005 - The Inkscape community today announced the release of
    > > Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics
    > > (SVG)
    > > drawing tool.
    > >
    > > Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
    > > exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
    > > improvements,
    > > and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
    > > long-standing
    > > functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary. Inkscape 0.42 is
    > > one
    > > step closer to full SVG compliance. This release adds:
    > >
    > > * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any shape
    > > (and
    > > not just a rectangle).
    > > * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
    > > style
    > > to the selection, just like in a word processing application.
    > > * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
    > > on-canvas
    > > gradient interface with handles displayed directly in the drawing.
    > > * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
    > > platforms.
    > > This version ships with a collection of effects including path
    > > interpolation, randomization, and various fractal algorithms.
    > > * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics software is
    > > now
    > > a part of Inkscape.
    > > * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
    > > original.
    > > * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
    > > with
    > > tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
    > > * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new, powerful
    > > ways
    > > to arrange objects.
    > > * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support, better
    > > text
    > > handling, and a command line option for batch export are in this
    > > release.
    > > * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
    > > command
    > > line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in an SVG file.
    > > * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
    > > now
    > > supported (read-only).
    > > * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape 0.42
    > > is
    > > now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for Mac OS X.
    > >
    > > There are also dozens of smaller features and usability enhancements
    > > (especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing
    > > tools). In
    > > this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
    > > serious,
    > > and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are very
    > > excited
    > > about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
    > >
    > > Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student
    > > developers
    > > adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
    > > adding
    > > connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
    > > development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate
    > > networked
    > > collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
    > > adding
    > > DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open Clip
    > > Art
    > > Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library to
    > > Inkscape.
    > > Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these developments from
    > > Google,
    > > the Inkscape developers are aiming to accelerate the development cycle
    > > for
    > > the next few releases in order to promote these projects.
    > >
    > > Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
    > >
    > > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id'438
    > >
    > > For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.42:
    > >
    > > http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
    > >
    > > Community submitted screenshots:
    > >
    > > http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
    > >
    > >
    > > About Inkscape
    > >
    > > Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web
    > > Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
    > > supported
    > > SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha
    > > blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape
    > > supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex
    > > path
    > > operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It also
    > > imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF
    > > and
    > > exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
    > >
    > > Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
    > > with a
    > > fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional work
    > > includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
    > > emphasizing a
    > > lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension
    > > mechanism, and the establishment of a friendly, open,
    > > community-oriented
    > > development process.
    > >
    > >
    > >
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    --

    Robert Spahr
    http://www.robertspahr.com

    Frogs will immediately leap out of a pot of boiling water,
    but when placed in cool water, and boiled slowly, they
    will sit there and get boiled alive, not noticing the slow
    change in temperature until it is too late.
  • Jason Van Anden | Wed Jul 27th 2005 7:35 a.m.
    Thanks Rob.

    In particular I am wondering how solid the output is (file format support, printing, etc...).

    J
  • komninos zervos | Wed Jul 27th 2005 2:16 p.m.
    <FONT face="Default Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><DIV><DIV>hi wonder if an open source Flash-like program will follow?</DIV><DIV>cheers</DIV><DIV>komninos</DIV><DIV><BR><font face="monospace" size=2><BR>rob you wrote:</font></DIV><DIV><FONT face=monospace size=2><BR>I use Inkscape. It is a great little drawing program. <BR><BR>And if you use Inkscape, The Gimp and Scribus, you might find you no longer <BR>need Illustrator, Photoshop, or Quark.<BR><BR>:-)<BR><BR>-- Rob<BR><BR><BR>&gt; &gt; Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: <a href="http://www.inkscape.org" target=blank>http://www.inkscape.org</a> ::<BR>&gt; &gt; Draw<BR>&gt; &gt; Freely.<BR>&gt; &gt;<BR></DIV></FONT></DIV></FONT>
  • Geert Dekkers | Sat Jul 30th 2005 12:58 a.m.
    Tried it -- but couldn't run it because it asked for X11 (on macosx
    tiger that is) -- is inkscape supposed to run on top of XWindows that
    anyone knows of?? It doesn't look as if it should. Looks like a
    regular macosx app.

    Geert
    http://nznl.com

    On 27-jul-2005, at 14:27, Jason Van Anden wrote:

    > This sounds really great.
    > Has anyone out there used it?
    >
    > Jason Van Anden
    >
    >
    > Eduardo Navas wrote:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> ------ Forwarded Message
    >> From: Jon Phillips <jon@rejon.org>
    >> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
    >> To: Eduardo Navas <eduardo@navasse.net>
    >> Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://
    >> www.inkscape.org ::
    >> Draw
    >> Freely.
    >>
    >> July 26, 2005 - The Inkscape community today announced the release of
    >> Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics
    >> (SVG)
    >> drawing tool.
    >>
    >> Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
    >> exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
    >> improvements,
    >> and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
    >> long-standing
    >> functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary. Inkscape 0.42 is
    >> one
    >> step closer to full SVG compliance. This release adds:
    >>
    >> * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any shape
    >> (and
    >> not just a rectangle).
    >> * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
    >> style
    >> to the selection, just like in a word processing application.
    >> * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
    >> on-canvas
    >> gradient interface with handles displayed directly in the drawing.
    >> * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
    >> platforms.
    >> This version ships with a collection of effects including path
    >> interpolation, randomization, and various fractal algorithms.
    >> * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics
    >> software is
    >> now
    >> a part of Inkscape.
    >> * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
    >> original.
    >> * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
    >> with
    >> tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
    >> * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new, powerful
    >> ways
    >> to arrange objects.
    >> * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support, better
    >> text
    >> handling, and a command line option for batch export are in this
    >> release.
    >> * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
    >> command
    >> line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in an SVG
    >> file.
    >> * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
    >> now
    >> supported (read-only).
    >> * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape 0.42
    >> is
    >> now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for Mac OS X.
    >>
    >> There are also dozens of smaller features and usability enhancements
    >> (especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing
    >> tools). In
    >> this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
    >> serious,
    >> and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are very
    >> excited
    >> about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
    >>
    >> Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student
    >> developers
    >> adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
    >> adding
    >> connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
    >> development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate
    >> networked
    >> collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
    >> adding
    >> DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open Clip
    >> Art
    >> Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library to
    >> Inkscape.
    >> Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these developments from
    >> Google,
    >> the Inkscape developers are aiming to accelerate the development
    >> cycle
    >> for
    >> the next few releases in order to promote these projects.
    >>
    >> Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
    >>
    >> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id'438
    >>
    >> For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.42:
    >>
    >> http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
    >>
    >> Community submitted screenshots:
    >>
    >> http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
    >>
    >>
    >> About Inkscape
    >>
    >> Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web
    >> Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
    >> supported
    >> SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones,
    >> alpha
    >> blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape
    >> supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex
    >> path
    >> operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It also
    >> imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and
    >> TIFF
    >> and
    >> exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
    >>
    >> Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
    >> with a
    >> fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional work
    >> includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
    >> emphasizing a
    >> lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension
    >> mechanism, and the establishment of a friendly, open,
    >> community-oriented
    >> development process.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> ------ End of Forwarded Message
    >>
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  • Jason Van Anden | Sat Jul 30th 2005 8:16 a.m.
    Thanks Geert,

    Me too - and why I asked. This disqulaifies it for me for the moment. Lack of time/interest in the sport of installation.

    Sounds cool though.

    Jason

    Geert Dekkers wrote:

    > Tried it -- but couldn't run it because it asked for X11 (on macosx
    > tiger that is) -- is inkscape supposed to run on top of XWindows that
    >
    > anyone knows of?? It doesn't look as if it should. Looks like a
    > regular macosx app.
    >
    > Geert
    > http://nznl.com
    >
    > On 27-jul-2005, at 14:27, Jason Van Anden wrote:
    >
    > > This sounds really great.
    > > Has anyone out there used it?
    > >
    > > Jason Van Anden
    > >
    > >
    > > Eduardo Navas wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >> ------ Forwarded Message
    > >> From: Jon Phillips <jon@rejon.org>
    > >> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
    > >> To: Eduardo Navas <eduardo@navasse.net>
    > >> Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://
    > >> www.inkscape.org ::
    > >> Draw
    > >> Freely.
    > >>
    > >> July 26, 2005 - The Inkscape community today announced the release
    > of
    > >> Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector
    > Graphics
    > >> (SVG)
    > >> drawing tool.
    > >>
    > >> Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
    > >> exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
    > >> improvements,
    > >> and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
    > >> long-standing
    > >> functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary. Inkscape 0.42
    > is
    > >> one
    > >> step closer to full SVG compliance. This release adds:
    > >>
    > >> * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any
    > shape
    > >> (and
    > >> not just a rectangle).
    > >> * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
    > >> style
    > >> to the selection, just like in a word processing application.
    > >> * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
    > >> on-canvas
    > >> gradient interface with handles displayed directly in the
    > drawing.
    > >> * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
    > >> platforms.
    > >> This version ships with a collection of effects including path
    > >> interpolation, randomization, and various fractal algorithms.
    > >> * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics
    > >> software is
    > >> now
    > >> a part of Inkscape.
    > >> * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
    > >> original.
    > >> * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
    > >> with
    > >> tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
    > >> * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new,
    > powerful
    > >> ways
    > >> to arrange objects.
    > >> * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support,
    > better
    > >> text
    > >> handling, and a command line option for batch export are in this
    > >> release.
    > >> * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
    > >> command
    > >> line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in an SVG
    > >> file.
    > >> * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
    > >> now
    > >> supported (read-only).
    > >> * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape
    > 0.42
    > >> is
    > >> now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for Mac OS
    > X.
    > >>
    > >> There are also dozens of smaller features and usability
    > enhancements
    > >> (especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing
    > >> tools). In
    > >> this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
    > >> serious,
    > >> and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are very
    > >> excited
    > >> about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student
    > >> developers
    > >> adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
    > >> adding
    > >> connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
    > >> development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate
    > >> networked
    > >> collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
    > >> adding
    > >> DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open
    > Clip
    > >> Art
    > >> Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library to
    > >> Inkscape.
    > >> Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these developments from
    > >> Google,
    > >> the Inkscape developers are aiming to accelerate the development
    > >> cycle
    > >> for
    > >> the next few releases in order to promote these projects.
    > >>
    > >> Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
    > >>
    > >> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id'438
    > >>
    > >> For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.42:
    > >>
    > >> http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
    > >>
    > >> Community submitted screenshots:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> About Inkscape
    > >>
    > >> Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide
    > Web
    > >> Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
    > >> supported
    > >> SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones,
    > >> alpha
    > >> blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition,
    > Inkscape
    > >> supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex
    > >> path
    > >> operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It
    > also
    > >> imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and
    > >> TIFF
    > >> and
    > >> exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
    > >>
    > >> Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
    > >> with a
    > >> fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional
    > work
    > >> includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
    > >> emphasizing a
    > >> lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension
    > >> mechanism, and the establishment of a friendly, open,
    > >> community-oriented
    > >> development process.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
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  • Pall Thayer | Sat Jul 30th 2005 9:03 a.m.
    I've been using Inkscape + derivetives for quite some time and although
    they are quite good, they haven't quite reached the point where they can
    fully replace Freehand/Illustrator.

    Palli (now based in Montreal, woohoo)

    > Thanks Geert,
    >
    > Me too - and why I asked. This disqulaifies it for me for the moment.
    Lack of time/interest in the sport of installation.
    >
    > Sounds cool though.
    >
    > Jason
    >
    >
    > Geert Dekkers wrote:
    >
    > > Tried it -- but couldn't run it because it asked for X11 (on macosx
    > > tiger that is) -- is inkscape supposed to run on top of XWindows that
    > >
    > > anyone knows of?? It doesn't look as if it should. Looks like a
    > > regular macosx app.
    > >
    > > Geert
    > > http://nznl.com
    > >
    > > On 27-jul-2005, at 14:27, Jason Van Anden wrote:
    > >
    > > > This sounds really great.
    > > > Has anyone out there used it?
    > > >
    > > > Jason Van Anden
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Eduardo Navas wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >>
    > > >> ------ Forwarded Message
    > > >> From: Jon Phillips <jon@rejon.org>
    > > >> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
    > > >> To: Eduardo Navas <eduardo@navasse.net>
    > > >> Subject: Inkscape Announces 0.42 Release :: http://
    > > >> www.inkscape.org ::
    > > >> Draw
    > > >> Freely.
    > > >>
    > > >> July 26, 2005 - The Inkscape community today announced the release
    > > of
    > > >> Inkscape 0.42, a cross-platform Open Source Scalable Vector
    > > Graphics
    > > >> (SVG)
    > > >> drawing tool.
    > > >>
    > > >> Inkscape 0.42 is the most feature-filled release to date, with an
    > > >> exceptional number of major and minor new features, usability
    > > >> improvements,
    > > >> and bug fixes. While some of the new features simply fill
    > > >> long-standing
    > > >> functionality gaps, others are truly revolutionary. Inkscape 0.42
    > > is
    > > >> one
    > > >> step closer to full SVG compliance. This release adds:
    > > >>
    > > >> * Flowed Text: Text objects that automatically re-flow to any
    > > shape
    > > >> (and
    > > >> not just a rectangle).
    > > >> * Text Selection: One can now select part of a text and apply any
    > > >> style
    > > >> to the selection, just like in a word processing application.
    > > >> * Gradient Tool: A completely redesigned and much easier to use
    > > >> on-canvas
    > > >> gradient interface with handles displayed directly in the
    > > drawing.
    > > >> * Effects: These are now usable from within Inkscape on all
    > > >> platforms.
    > > >> This version ships with a collection of effects including path
    > > >> interpolation, randomization, and various fractal algorithms.
    > > >> * Color Swatches: This standard facility of most graphics
    > > >> software is
    > > >> now
    > > >> a part of Inkscape.
    > > >> * Colored Clones: Clones may now be painted differently from their
    > > >> original.
    > > >> * Tile Tracing: The Tile Clones dialog can trace an existing image
    > > >> with
    > > >> tiling, producing a multitude of exciting effects.
    > > >> * Grid Arrange, Baseline Align, Unclumping: There are new,
    > > powerful
    > > >> ways
    > > >> to arrange objects.
    > > >> * Better PS/EPS Export: PostScript level 3 gradient support,
    > > better
    > > >> text
    > > >> handling, and a command line option for batch export are in this
    > > >> release.
    > > >> * Command Line SVG Analysis: Inkscape may now be used from the
    > > >> command
    > > >> line to query coordinates and dimensions of objects in an SVG
    > > >> file.
    > > >> * Better SVG/CSS Compliance: Notably, internal CSS stylesheets are
    > > >> now
    > > >> supported (read-only).
    > > >> * Mac OS X Support: In addition to Linux and Windows, Inkscape
    > > 0.42
    > > >> is
    > > >> now available as a fully self-contained dmg package for Mac OS
    > > X.
    > > >>
    > > >> There are also dozens of smaller features and usability
    > > enhancements
    > > >> (especially in the Fill & Stroke dialog, Node tool, and drawing
    > > >> tools). In
    > > >> this version the development community closed 404 bugs, some quite
    > > >> serious,
    > > >> and 165 feature requests. Overall, the Inkscape developers are very
    > > >> excited
    > > >> about this release and heartily recommend upgrading.
    > > >>
    > > >> Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, there are four new student
    > > >> developers
    > > >> adding new functionality to Inkscape this summer. Michael Wybrow is
    > > >> adding
    > > >> connectors for automatic diagramming. David Yip is picking up the
    > > >> development of Inkboard (http://inkboard.sf.net/) to integrate
    > > >> networked
    > > >> collaborative editing of documents to Inkscape. Matthew Squires is
    > > >> adding
    > > >> DXF Import and Export. Greg Steffensen is working with the Open
    > > Clip
    > > >> Art
    > > >> Library to make a common graphical interface from the Library to
    > > >> Inkscape.
    > > >> Thanks to the $20,000 worth of funding for these developments from
    > > >> Google,
    > > >> the Inkscape developers are aiming to accelerate the development
    > > >> cycle
    > > >> for
    > > >> the next few releases in order to promote these projects.
    > > >>
    > > >> Download Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X packages:
    > > >>
    > > >> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id'438
    > > >>
    > > >> For many more details, see the complete Release Notes for 0.42:
    > > >>
    > > >> http://inkscape.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ReleaseNotes042
    > > >>
    > > >> Community submitted screenshots:
    > > >>
    > > >> http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> About Inkscape
    > > >>
    > > >> Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide
    > > Web
    > > >> Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some
    > > >> supported
    > > >> SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones,
    > > >> alpha
    > > >> blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition,
    > > Inkscape
    > > >> supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex
    > > >> path
    > > >> operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It
    > > also
    > > >> imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and
    > > >> TIFF
    > > >> and
    > > >> exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
    > > >>
    > > >> Inkscape's main motivation is to provide the Open Source community
    > > >> with a
    > > >> fully W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 drawing tool. Additional
    > > work
    > > >> includes conversion of the codebase from C/Gtk to C++/Gtkmm,
    > > >> emphasizing a
    > > >> lightweight core with powerful features added through an extension
    > > >> mechanism, and the establishment of a friendly, open,
    > > >> community-oriented
    > > >> development process.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> ------ End of Forwarded Message
    > > >>
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    Pall Thayer
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