This release adds support for path composition operations (union, intersection, and subtraction). XML handling is better, with support for CDATA nodes, the xml:space attribute, and arbitrary namespaces. The freehand tool is now based on a calligraphic line algorithm that should give better experience. There are many bugfixes.
This release adds a separate slideshow program, in-place support for complex input methods, a 'repeat last action' method, and various other enhancements and bugfixes. Windows builds can now be compiled with Unicode charset support instead of multibyte.
This is first release in many months, thus incorporating numerous bugfixes. Most notably, the build system should now be much more reliable in picking up XFT/fontconfig libraries, so hopefully the 'missing fonts' problem is gone. In addition, this release has better support for GTK+ themes, new SVG icons, uses native dialogs under KDE and Windows, has more reliable printing, and many other little enhancements.
A fix for an annoying bug that caused full screen to update instead of only the changed area, a new variable-size, Gaussian-distribution dropper tool, and a new commandline argument to make SVG icons default without recompiling.
Path corruption in node editing has been fixed. <mask>, <clipPath>, and <symbol> have been implemented. Viewport and alignments in <svg> have been implemented. Incorrectly interpreted rectangle corners have been fixed. The slideshow works again.