1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Inkscape 0.91 Is Still Working Towards Its Major Feature Release

Free Software

Published on 28 April 2014 12:04 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
16 Comments

It's been a long time since the last major release of the Inkscape open-source vector graphics editor software, but the 0.91 release (formerly known as Inkscape 0.49) is still brewing and will be a very exciting release with a ton of new functionality.

There isn't yet a firm release plan for when Inkscape 0.91 will be officially introduced but there is this documentation in working towards the next release. A lot of features have been added and many bugs fixed (over 700 bug-fixes for Inkscape 0.91) but they aren't yet in a code freeze for this next milestone.

A full listing of all the additions for Inkscape 0.91 can be found via the Inkscape release notes on their Wiki. Among the major changes for Inkscape 0.91 are OpenMP multi-threading for all filters, C++ code conversion, Cairo rendering for display and PNG exporting, major improvements to the Inkscape tools, usability improvements, a native Windows 64-bit build, rendering fixes, and much more. Inkscape 0.91 features a new renderer based upon Cairo that's been in development for the past few years and is significantly faster for most drawings, the OpenMP multi-threading for filters will be a huge speed-up on multi-core systems, there's big savings in memory usage, the program is much more responsive, and there's other optimizations with regards to its renderer.

Inkscape 0.91 Is Still Working Towards Its Major Feature Release


While the Inkscape release notes on the Wiki are very thorough, for those wishing to learn more about Inkscape 0.91, can read about many of the prominent 0.91 features via the Inkscape Tutorials blog. That's the news today with this Inkscape blog writing at length in the past few days about many of the new features, and there's many screenshots within these blog posts describing the new features and functionality. It's worthwhile to checkout for anyone interested in this vector graphics editor.

More information on Inkscape itself is always available via Inkscape.org.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged
  2. KDE's KWin On Wayland Begins Using Libinput
  3. Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification
  4. Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility
  5. Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet
  6. Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11
  7. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  8. Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes
  9. The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi
  10. Direct3D 9 Support Might Land Within Mainline Mesa 3D Drivers
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  4. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  5. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  6. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  7. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance
  8. ChromeOS Drops Support For EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 File-Systems