Going Native on MacOS XNovember 7, 2006
Derek Hinchliffe announced success building Inkscape against the native port of GTK on MacOS X. Shortly after Michael Wybrow committed a build script to the Inkscape SVN repository. We thank both men for their work on this important milestone. Native OS X Inkscape is still far from being ready for a stable release, but there is now a foundation for the community to build upon.
Faking Mesh GradientsNovember 7, 2006
It is practically undeniable. No feature bridges the gap between raster and vector graphics quite like gradient meshes. Recently on the Inkscape developer mailing list, Bulia Byak explained his plan for creating gradient meshes in 100% valid SVG using Inkscape's newly supported blur filter and clipping paths. Check out this screenshot. The mathematical power necessary for automating this in Inkscape could be provided by lib2geom, a computational geometry framework being developed under the leadership of Nathan Hurst and MenTaLguY.