How To Install Inkscape 0.92.3 on Ubuntu

As you may know, Inkscape is an open source drawing tool similar to Adobe Illustrator, using the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG).

The latest stable version available is Inkscape 0.92.3, which has been recently released.

Release highlights of Inkscape 0.92.3:

  • Blank pages being output when attempting to print multiple copies of a document
  • The inability to cancel during the export of large files
  • Application crashes caused by attempting to drag a path at a cap or line join
  • Some issues with keyboard shortcut functionality on non-Latin keyboard layouts

A few performance improvements and usability enhancements that made it into the release, include:

  • New SVG export options from the command line
  • Support for right-to-left text
  • Improved ellipse controls
  • Multi-line text support for the PDF+LaTeX export
  • New render tile preferences for performance tuning
  • Better startup performance for many Windows users

Installation instructions:

The latest version of Inkscape is available via the default repositories on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver and derivative systems, so all you need to do in order to install the software is to update the local repo index and install the inkscape package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install inkscape

For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahrm you need to add the required PPA, update the repos and install inkscape:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install inkscape

Optional, to remove inkscape, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove inkscape

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