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inkscape 0.47

Inkscape 0.47 pre-release is now available for download. In case you do not know, Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more

Before installing 0.47 prerelease, read the release notes.

The prerelease is currently available as source code and a Mac build and binary builds for Ubuntu. Fedora users can also use testing repository to fetch recent builds. Windows binary builds might follow, but you can use nightly builds for now.

To install it in Ubuntu Jaunty, open a terminal and:

1. Add the repo:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.testers/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

2. Import the Launchpad key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys B9DC2CA0

If you are still getting errors about the PPA key, use this script.

3. Installation:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade




Update: the final version of Inkscape 0.47 is out. Read HERE how to install it.