A new book on Inkscape in GermanFebruary 19, 2010
A new book on Inkscape in German called "Inkscape: Professionelle Vektorgrafiken gestalten" by Uwe Schöler has just been published. The book is written with beginners and advanced users in mind and covers features of Inkscape 0.47. A CD attached to the book also contains several video tutorials specifically created for the book and sample files for the workshops in the book.
Inkscape enters chill phase for 0.48February 17, 2010
We are announcing chill phase and thus officially enter 0.48 release cycle. It means that development of new features now should be wrapping up, and focus should be shifting to bugfixing activity. So we are really serious about releasing 0.48 some time in May.
An about screen contest will be announced separately. In the mean time you can help us by pointing out bugs and odd things in the documentation.
Inkscape used in schoolsFebruary 2, 2010
In the Los Altos School District in California, they have a Digital Design program to teach the students about graphics software and programming. For the vector graphics course they are teaching the students how to use Inkscape.
Here is a gallery of art created by approximately 175 4th grade students of the seven schools that this course is being taught at. There is a link next to each of the images on the following page which will take you to the corresponding sub-gallery.