For those unfamiliar with Inkscape, it is a GNU GPL open source vector drawing software. Very powerful and efficient, it is a rival of choice against the well-known Adobe Illustrator. Inkscape supports open standards such as SVG and makes it the format of its projects when recorded.
Out there, it's been almost four and a half years that despite the progress of the project, the open-source community has not heard from this software. This expectation is finally over since the developers have put online the stable version of the software.
As for my case, I use Inkscape in my work, I have been under version 0.91 pre2 for a while and I confess to be very excited about the release of the latter in stable version.
The developers have formalized the correction of almost 700 bugs, a new rendering engine based on Cario, multi-tasking (finally!), several enhancements for the text tool, a measurement tool and much more.
As quoted at the top, Inkscape incorporates a new Cario-based rendering engine that is much faster for drawing renderings. The rendering of SVG is cached which makes the software very responsive.
Inkscape also integrates multi-tasking with OpenMP, filter renderings use all CPU cores for calculations, making the use of Inkscape very efficient on multi-core systems (common days).
In addition, Inkscape 0.91 integrates a new measurement tool that will assist you in calculating the angles and lengths of objects in real time. (figure below)
The text tool was also entitled to many improvements:
Flash formatin export.
SIFin export. (I'll talk soon, promised:p)
canvas format in export.
VSD import format
Draw CDR import format
d WMF f
iles have been rewritten and are now cross-platform.
I could not cite everything, this version incorporates many new features, you can consult them in the article of the official wiki of Inkscape 0.91 in English.
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