Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
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Friday, August 11, 2017 at 21:34

The latest Inkscape 0.9.22 has been released at 07 August 2017. This release comes with more stability, a lot of fixes, and contribution is now easier because Inkscape development has been moved to GitLab. This article also includes a PPA to install Inkscape 0.9.22 for Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, until 17.10 Artful Aardvark. Now time to install it and enjoy!

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New Features

  • New 'X' handle in the center of rectangle, ellipse, and stars while you use Node Tool to ease object moving. See animation below.
  • Custom shortcut key on each tooltip for toolbox is now respected, shown on tooltip once you changed it (restart Inkscape to see the change). 
  • Better stability in saving & reverting changes.
  • Better import/export for file formats such as PDF, PDF+LaTeX, Visio Stencil, WMF/EMF (Windows Meta File), and XML.
  • And many more! Read changelog links below for complete info.

Visit Inkscape New Home!

The development of Inkscape happened by years at Launchpad with bazaar (see, the old home). But now (since June), Inkscape development has been moved to GitLab with git, the most popular VCS today. Visit Inkscape's new home at


For Ubuntu users who want to install it, here's an unofficial PPA to install latest Inkscape 0.92.2:
sudo add-apt-repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inkscape

To compare the versions between the PPA's and the official's, do:
apt-cache policy inkscape
I can confirm this PPA works on Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" and also it currently provides 0.9.22 for 17.04, 16.10, 16.04 LTS, 15.04, and 14.04 LTS.