sK1 0.9.1 pre2 (rev.1383) “Made in Brazil”
Another update to sK1, a free vector graphics editor, was released, matching some of popular users requests.
Most noticeable changes are:
- initial support for gradients is done, only loading them from documents works so far;
- flat fills can now have proper alpha channel, so have mouse cursors;
- page coordinates are now configurable;
- plug-ins dock was reworked;
- basic desktop environment integration was added: a system menu item, MIME types definitions, file format selector on GTK+ dialogs;
- kprinter is no more hardcoded in the printing subsystem;
- numerous fixes in CDR, SVG, PDF, CGM filters;
- Ubuntu-specific fixes;
- Russian, Ukrainian and Traditional Chinese localizations were added.
Less user noticeable changes:
- Page API was reworked;
- text objects caching was refactored.
Now, you are probably wondering what changes were introduced to CDR, SVG, PDF, CGM filters. Here they are:
- correct dpi detection for bitmap objects;
- rectangles are read as rectangles, not curves any more (all rounded angles are equal for now);
- ellipses are read as ellipses now, too;
- precision of path node coordinates detection was improved.
- pages can be imported now (custom sized pages not supported yet).
- importing of embedded bitmaps is supported now, when saving SVG, all bitmaps get embedded;.
- better handling of fonts (importing);
- initial support for gradients (importing);
- initial alpha channel support (importing).
CGM has better fonts handling too now.
- support for transparency;
- gradients support;
- text saving was fixed.
Localizations were taken from Skencil. If you want to contribute with translation of sK1, there is a quick guide for translators available. Windows and Mac versions are rumoured to be released later.