Inkscape 0.92 development

https://inkscape.org/en/develop/next-release/

New Features

This is intended to be a short summary. For a complete and up-to-date list, including features, bug fixes and known issues, see our Release Notes for 0.92.

  • 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 Perspective/Envelope, Lattice Deformation, Mirror and Rotate Copies
  • There are 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
  • Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported for rendering (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode)
  • 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

The path effects especially sound promising. Is there an ETA of release anywhere? It says faster releases but doesn’t really specify what they’re aiming for.

You can see checkmarks on the page https://inkscape.org/en/develop/next-release/
When all will be checked, then will release happen. I think there is no ETA.

Thank you for the sneak peek into the next release’s features!

Nope. For reference, here is a list of high priority bugs for the upcoming v0.92:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bugs?field.searchtext=&orderby=-importance&field.status%3Alist=NEW&field.status%3Alist=CONFIRMED&field.status%3Alist=TRIAGED&field.status%3Alist=INPROGRESS&field.status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITH_RESPONSE&field.status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITHOUT_RESPONSE&field.importance%3Alist=CRITICAL&field.importance%3Alist=HIGH&assignee_option=any&field.assignee=&field.bug_reporter=&field.bug_commenter=&field.subscriber=&field.structural_subscriber=&field.milestone%3Alist=68155&field.milestone%3Alist=78290&field.milestone%3Alist=78291&field.tag=&field.tags_combinator=ANY&field.has_cve.used=&field.omit_dupes.used=&field.omit_dupes=on&field.affects_me.used=&field.has_patch.used=&field.has_branches.used=&field.has_branches=on&field.has_no_branches.used=&field.has_no_branches=on&field.has_blueprints.used=&field.has_blueprints=on&field.has_no_blueprints.used=&field.has_no_blueprints=on&search=Search