InkScape 0.91 pre2 released with major improvements

Inkscape 0.91 pre2 recently released is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme. It can import and export various file formats, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG

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Highlights of Inkscape 0.91 pre-release 2

  • Cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • Major improvements in the Text tool, typography extensions
  • Measure tool
  • Type design features
  • Symbol library and support for Visio stencils
  • Cross platform WMF and EMF import and export
  • Improved support for Corel DRAW documents, Visio importer
  • Support for real world document and page size units, e.g. millimeters
  • Numerous usability improvements
  • Native Windows 64-bit build
  • Native Mac OS X build? (Valerio Aimale?) Mailing List discussion
  • See full release note

Install Inkscape 0.91 pre-release 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

sudo apt-get build-dep inkscape

wget http://skylink.dl.sourceforge.net/project/inkscape/inkscape/0.91pre2/inkscape-0.91pre2.tar.gz

tar -xvf inkscape-0.91pre2.tar.gz

cd inkscape-0.91pre2/

./configure

make

sudo make install
 
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