The famous open source vector graphics editor provides the first beta of version 1.0 of the app.
One of the most popular vector image editors in Linux, has recently received an important update. Now people can try Inkscape version 1.0 Beta.
Inkscape is one of the almost must-have software for those who come to the Linux world and need to work with design and the like. It is currently in stable version 0.92.4, but if you want to check out what's new in Beta 1, you can now install and check it out.
Some of the news are:
Support for custom GTK3 themes;
Canvas mirroring and rotation;
Alignment of objects to Canvas;
Improved screen support for HiDPI;
New export options for PNG;
Support for variable fonts;
New dialog box for Active Effect path;
Several bugs and fixes related to plugins and add-ons.
To check out the full release, simply access it here.
Installing the Beta Version
To install Inkscape Beta 1, you can do it in three (3) ways so far: AppImage, Snap or Tar.Bz2
If you download Inkscape in AppImage format, to run it is very easy. Just save to some folder that you have permission to access, such as the Download folder, then just allow the file: Right-click on it> Properties> Permissions> check the Allow file execution as a program dialog box. Okay, done that you can now enjoy Inkscape.
The duplicate Snap, if your system does not have support enabled, I recommend following our tutorial on how to do this. Once you've made this adjustment, just look for the snap version in your app store and do the Beta installation, which in the store is labeled edge. Now just wait for the installation to finish.
Or if you prefer, you can install via terminal with the following command:
sudo snap install inkscape –edge
The third is by compiling the source code, which is distributed through the tar.bz2 file.
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