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inkscape 0.47

Inkscape, a SVG-based vector graphics editor for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X has finally reached version 0.47.

This new version (thanks to unixmen for the heads up) brings improved performance and tons of new features, some of which are as follows: timed autosave, Spiro splines, auto-smooth nodes, Eraser tool, new modes in Tweak tool, snapping options toolbar & greater snapping abilities, new live path effects (including Envelope), over 200 preset SVG filters, new Cairo-based PS and EPS export, spell checker, many new extensions, optimized SVG code options, and much more.

Full release notes.

Also, the revision of "Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program" book is out and you can download it for free!

Install Inkscape 0.47 final in Ubuntu Karmic

To install version 0.47 final in Ubuntu Karmic, you must add the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/ppa

Then upgrade Inkscape to the latest version:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you are installing Inkscape for the first time:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install inkscape

Do not do a apt-get upgrade, as there are some other packages in this PPA. Instead, after installing Inkscape, remove the PPA from System > Preferences > Software sources, on the second tab.

Download Inkscape (Windows, Linux - source packages and Mac OS X)