Inkscape 0.92.1 Released with Various Fixes [PPA]


Inkscape 0.92.1, a new stability and bugfix release of the open-source vector graphics editor, has been released days ago.

Inkscape 0.92.1 brings mainly following bug-fixes:

  • Text: baseline-spacing related issues with regular and flowed text in legacy Inkscape SVG files
  • Text: Default baseline spacing stored in relative units is always converted to document units
  • Path effects: Crash on ungroup if group contains elements with path effects
  • Clipboard: Pasting a path effect from clipboard fails
  • Clipboard: Fix copy&pasting of groups which contain elements with path effects
  • Selection: Node tool can selected objects on locked layers
  • Clones: Critical warnings with clones and symbols
  • About screen missing for several UI languages
  • Selection: Missing transformation handles after reset of rotation center
  • Bitmap images: Crash when opening files with invalid image links
  • Bitmap images: Fix path separators in relative image links (Windows)
  • File import: Failure to open CDR/Visio/WPG files from paths with special characters

There are also documentation and translation updates.

How to Install Inkscape 0.92.1 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04:

The new release has been made into the official stable PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and also Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 17 & 18.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository

Type in your password when it prompts and hit Enter.

inkscape official stable ppa

2. Then you can upgrade Inkscape from existing release using Software Updater (Update Manager) utility.

upgrade inkscape

Or install /upgrade the software via either Synaptic Package Manager or following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install inkscape

How to Restore:

To uninstall and downgrade Inkscape to the original version available in Ubuntu main repositories, purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge

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