Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to install Inkscape 0.92 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   The Inkscape project announces a new version 0.92 of its popular vector drawing software. New features include mesh gradients, improved SVG2 and CSS3 support, new path effects, interactive smoothing for the pencil tool, a new Object dialog for directly managing all drawing elements, and much more. Infrastructural changes are also under way, including a switch to CMake from the venerable Autotools build system.

Inkscape 0.92 highlights
  •     Mesh Gradients are now supported.
  •     Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode). Not all are available from the GUI.
  •     The new Object dialog allows to select, label, hide and lock any object in the drawing from a dialog that lists them all
  •     Selection sets make it possible to 'group' objects together regardless of document structure
  •     Guides can now be locked to avoid accidental movement
  •     Several new path effects have been added, among them Envelope/Perspective, Lattice Deformation, Mirror and Rotate Copies
  •     There are several new extensions (e.g. a seamless pattern extension) and a new filter (colorblindness simulation) included in the release, many old extensions have been updated or got new features
  •     Spray tool and measure tool received a set of nifty new features
  •     Interactive smoothing for lines created with the Pencil tool
  •     BSplines (and more) are available for the Pen tool
  •     Checkerboard background can be used to more easily see object transparencies
Installation instructions:

If you have installed Inkscape 0.92 via the snap package, remove it via Ubuntu Software App, or using the command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

$ sudo snap remove inkscape

Installed Inkscape 0.92, Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install inkscape

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