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Inkscape 0.91

The next release of Inkscape will have many new features and a lot of bug fixes (over 700!) from the previous release 0.48. See that version number? It's correct, the next release will be version 0.91, not 0.49! Inkscape is more mature than 0.49, it's approximately 0.91. Only a few long-standing bugs remain between us and the 1.0 milestone.

Release Progress

  1. Unblock - Done 2013-12-20
    • Development focused on removing release blockers from the code.
  2. Chill - Started 2013-12-28
    • Development focuses on wrapping up
    • Disable features that aren't finished
    • Identify 'distcheck' issues
    • Identify any critical OSX/Win32 packaging issues
    • Identify remaining writing needed for Release Notes.
    • Regressions Bug Hunt: 500 points
    • Update tutorials and other docs
  3. Frost
    • Experimental Branch is forked
    • Mainline Branch focuses on stabilization
    • Only production-ready code committed to Mainline
    • Post source tarball: inkscape-0.91-pre0.tar.gz
    • Additional source tarball: inkscape-0.91-pre1.tar.gz
    • Finalize any major changes to platform packaging
    • Release Notes should be >90% filled in
    • Inkscape must pass >90% of 'make distcheck'
    • Start an About Screen contest
    • General Bug Hunt:  1500 points  (list of milestoned bugs, regression bugs)
    • Additional inkscape-0.91-pre*.tar.gz releases
    • Packagers test creating pkgs of the -pre* releases  
  4. Freeze
    • Stable Branch forked from Mainline
    • Regular development resumes on Mainline
    • Avoid major refactorings on Mainline
    • Only bug fixes committed to Stable Branch
    • Bug fixes are cherrypicked from Mainline
    • Inkscape must pass 'make distcheck'
    • Finalize tutorials to be shipped with release
    • Finalize other docs included in the release
    • Finalize about screen
    • Finalize Release Notes except Known Issues
    • Translators work on translations
    • Recruit Release Wardens for Hard Freeze
  5. Hard Freeze
    • Complete any late work under advisement of Wardens
    • Focus on release-critical bug fixing.
    • Finalize all extensions
    • Finalize codebase translations
    • Finalize Known Issues section of Release Notes
    • Finalize packaging scripts
    • Post additional inkscape-0.91-pre*.tar.gz releases
  6. Release
    • Source package available from launchpad project page
    • Windows build, MSI or EXE installer available from website
    • MacOSX build, dmg installer available from website
    • Debian build available in stable ppa or distribution archive
    • Fedora build available in stable yum repository or distribution archive 
    • Other Free Desktop targets?

New Features

This is intended to be a short summary. For a complete and up-to-date list of changes, see our Release Notes for 0.91.

Notable Bug Fixes

This is intended to be a short summary. For a complete list of bug fixes, including known issues, see the Release Notes for 0.91 on the wiki.