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What Happened at Hackfest 2017

HAckfest LogoThis year's Inkscape hackfest was held at the Carrefour Numérique², in Paris, France. Nine developers and contributors joined together to fight bugs, add features and talk about the future of Inkscape development and community.

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Inkscape moves to GitLab

The Inkscape project has completed it's planned move from launchpad using the bazaar repository system, to GitLab using the git repository system.

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Hackfest 2017 - Paris

Developers are planning for the 3rd annual Inkscape Hackfest - this year to be in Paris, France.  Lucky hackers!  It will be held from June 27th through July 1st, at Carrefour Numérique, which is a Fablab/hackerspace located inside Paris's modern science museum, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie.

Hackfests are usually rare opportunities for programmers to come together in person, for intense hacking sessions.  We usually notice increased motivation and excitement about development just before and after hackfests, and a flurry of activity with the code.

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New Inkscape Beginners Manual

A small team of translators and other editors is excited to announce that work has started on an Inkscape guide, which is written specifically for beginners. The focus is on "how" rather than "why", and is meant to gently guide new Inkscape users through all the most basic features.

Technically, it's derived from a manual which was originally published by a French team, led by Elisa de Castro Guerra. Currently the focus is on translating it to English. Once translated, it will be ready for a few updates. And we've discussed adding some extra chapters or features, such as a glossary and/or a troubleshooting section.

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Inkscape 0.92.1 Now Available

The Inkscape project announces an update to its 0.92.0 release, bringing important bug and regression fixes, updated translations, and improved documentation.

Download 0.92.1 packages from the website.

Inkscape 0.92.1 is a stability and bugfix release. Below are listed the main changes.  For a more complete list, see:

https://launchpad.net/inkscape/+milestone/0.92.1

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Snap Package for Linux, MacPorts Port for OS X available

The latest Inkscape release, Inkscape 0.92, is now available for you to install on OS X via MacPorts, and as a distribution-independent snap package for GNU/Linux.

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Inkscape Version 0.92 is Released!

The Inkscape project announces a new version 0.92 of its popular vector drawing software. New features include mesh gradients, improved SVG2 and CSS3 support, new path effects, interactive smoothing for the pencil tool, a new Object dialog for directly managing all drawing elements, and much more. Infrastructural changes are also under way, including a switch to CMake from the venerable Autotools build system.

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Bug testing roadshow hits Inkscape

This is a guest article written by Buovjaga (from the LibreOffice quality assurance team). He's visiting the bug trackers of several FOSS projects, and encouraging project users to participate in bug management. His first article was done for Kate editor.

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About Screen Contest 0.92 Winner!

Congratulations to artelnjeru01! In the first round of voting, out of 56 entries submitted to the contest, Inkscape users chose the top 4 images to be promoted to the developers' voting round. After the developers' vote was tallied, the image titled "About 0.92 2 Good" by artelnjeru01, came out on top.

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Mesh Gradients Test with Inkscape 0.92pre3 Pre-Release

The 0.92pre3 source package has been published, and the corresponding Windows builds along with it. 0.92pre3 comes with improved support for mesh gradients, a feature that may be added to the stable Inkscape 0.92, depending upon your feedback.

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Vote for your favorite About Screen!

Voting for the About Screen Contest for Inkscape 0.92 is open now! Everyone in the Inkscape Community (you, too!) is invited to select their favorite among 56 fantastic and imaginative pieces of art.

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5 days left to Submit Your Ideas!

You can still submit your entry for the Inkscape About Screen Contest! The prize: Your image in Inkscape 0.92, installed with every single Inkscape copy out there in the wild. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 12th 2016, at 23:59 (times in UTC). Grab a copy of the new prerelease and start experimenting - or if you're curious, let yourself be inspired by all the current entries first!

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About Screen Contest for 0.92 Started!

For each Inkscape version, we traditionally invite all Inkscape artists to submit a proposal for the About Screen in Inkscape. The Contest for 0.92 has just started and we're looking forward to your submissions!

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Preview version for Inkscape 0.92: Windows builds available!

As our developers' team is in the process of refining and preparing their routines for building Inkscape for the various systems, we have now a couple of builds for Windows in our gallery.

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Inkscape 0.92 Beta available for testers!

The much-awaited next Inkscape release is getting closer and closer! Today, the source code for Inkscape-0.92pre2 (beta) was made available for testers on our website. There are many new features to discover and many bugs that have been fixed.

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