Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.


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 0.47 pre3

Inkscape 0.47 pre release has been available for quite some time, but the repository I wrote about back than seems to be broken now. Also, that repository was only updated to pre-release 2 while Inkscape now reached pre-release 3. There is another repository you can use to install this new pre-release version of Inskape, just follow the steps below to add it:

1. Adding the PPA:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape-nightly/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

Replace jaunty intrepid, if you use Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex.

Ubuntu Karmic Koala users, just use the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape-nightly

2. Add the GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EC6B3CAD

3. Install Inkscape
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install inkscape-devel

This does not uninstall any installed version of Inkscape, as it installs a development version.

If you wish to uninstall any older version of Inkscape:
sudo apt-get remove inkscape

Please note: this version of Inkscape does not create a menu entry, so to run it, press Alt + F2 and enter:

Alternatively, you can right click one of your panels or desktop and select "Create New Launcher" and in the command field, enter "inkscape-devel".

Update: actually, it does create a menu entry under Applications > Graphics, I don't know how I missed it... :)

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