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Hi all,

We are currently winding down the development phase of Inkscape 0.49. We have no estimates currently about when it will be released. However, this does mean that we will be putting out test builds and holding an About Screen contest in the near future. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, if you're interested in some changes that have happened since 0.49, check out:
wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.p… (note: not all changes or new features have been documented yet)

On behalf of the Inkscape development team,
Draw Freely.

ScislaC
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:iconlds-jedi:
LDS-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is inkscape just dead? Not seen any updates in sometime.
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liamwhite1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude. Inkscape 0.48.5 literally just came out. We just haven't officially announced it yet (at the time of writing, no OS X binary or Windows Portable app).

See here.
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:iconlds-jedi:
LDS-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to new!! I keep checking the site but nothing there.. I wish I understood programming better so I could help out.
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liamwhite1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0.91pre1 is also available, and on the path to release. The project is in "bug-hunt" phase: go find some bugs!
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:iconlds-jedi:
LDS-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
installed 48.5... not seeing anything different.
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liamwhite1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0.48.5 is a bugfix release, and the last such release in the 0.48.x series. 0.91 is the next release, which has a new renderer and over 700 bugfixes.
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LDS-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! Thanks for the update... I was getting worried that Inkscape was forgotten. Its a great package, I use it daily.
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Medniex Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Cant wait for About Screen contest :eager:
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:iconliamwhite1:
liamwhite1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
almost here!!! :D
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zombiwoof Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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alejandrosantanaarts Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   General Artist
Great!
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:iconmishrito:
Mishrito Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great news!! Really excited...
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:iconbdt466:
BDT466 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! Can't wait to take the latest and greatest for a spin. :D
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MTSky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, Really happy for this.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Airhooves: Do you have a multi-core processor? If so, go into the Preferences for a recent build and change the number of threads to something higher that your system supports. I have an i7 and with the threads changed to 8, after a restart of Inkscape it is noticeably faster.
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Airhooves Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013

I have an i7-2600K processor and 8GB RAM. Currently I use Inkscape r12605 build. I've found the multi-core setting, set it to 8, restarted program... And it changed nothing at all. The files I open render sluggishly, even if I hide blurred shapes. More than that, if I open the very same file in Inkscape 0.48.4, it renders a bit faster than in the r12605 build. That's odd. 

I use Windows 7, btw. Not sure if it matters though.

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ScislaC Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It actually appears that there were a couple significant performance regressions introduced into trunk with the merging of one of this year's Summer of Code projects, it very likely could be related to that.
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:iconairhooves:
Airhooves Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I see, thanks for telling. Is it going to be fixed for 0.49? Or it will be adressed in future patches?
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:iconscislac:
ScislaC Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It will get sorted prior to release. Either it will get fixed, or the changes that caused it will get reverted if it becomes clear the author doesn't have the time to work on it.
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Airhooves Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Good to know, thanks again!
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:iconscislac:
ScislaC Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Would you be willing to supply us with this file so we can do some profiling with it?
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:iconairhooves:
Airhooves Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
All I need is performance improvement. I've tested some of recent night builds and the difference (comparing to 0.48.4) was not that big. I still hope for better in final version. Anyways, keep it up, guys. We have high hopes on you.
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X-Loa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Now that's a great feature list! Finishing drawings that use a lot of effects and blurring is always a pain. I hope the performance improvements and OpenMP multithreading will speed this up a little. Again, keep up the good work!
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NNWW Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
keep rockin' it!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sci :-) keep up the good work!
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