→ Inkscape 0.91 released / by Javier Sánchez-Matamoros Pérez

Los compañeros de Pedacicos Arquitectónicos me ponen sobre la pista del lanzamiento de Inkscape 0.91:

Over 4 years in the making, thousands of commits, dozens of new features: it's all there, neatly packed in the newly released Inkscape 0.91.

[...] Some of the most important changes in this release are:

  • new tool for measuring distances and angles;
  • multithreaded, hence faster SVG filters rendering;
  • support for font faces beyond bold/italic;
  • vastly improved support for Corel DRAW, EMF, and WMF files;
  • newly added support for Microsoft Visio diagrams and stencils;
  • real world units support;
  • symbols library for reusing design elements;
  • Cairo-based rendering and PNG exporting.

[...] It might have something to do with having been over 4 years in the making, but apart from exciting new features, Inkscape 0.91 features more than a handful of usability improvements.

Here's just a quick list:

  • Layers can be freely reordered by dragging and dropping. It's mind-boggling that this was not available before, but now it's there.
  • Size of on-canvas controls is now configurable (Edit -Preferences -Input/Output -Input Devices -Handle size). If you think that nodes et al. shouldn't be so big that they obstruct actual drawing, you can easily change that now.
  • Keyboard shortcuts are finally configurable in the Preferences dialog, not text editor. Self-explanatory.
  • For panning you can now press Space, click and drag the mouse pointer.
  • Division boolean operation finally works sensibly on shapes and paths in cases where you cut them with a line.
  • Selecting objects with same fill and/or stroke is a few clicks away.

El siguiente vídeo de Alexandre Prokoudine resume bastante bien algunas de las muchas mejoras que incorpora esta versión:

Sin duda se trata de una grandísima actualización de un software perfectamente válido para el trabajo profesional en un estudio de arquitectura.

Reconozco que hacía mucho que no lo utilizaba porque últimamente mi trabajo no requiere el uso de software de diseño vectorial, pero esta actualización ha hecho que vuelva a instalarlo para probarlo. 100% recomendado.

Source: http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/i...