Please merge inkscape 0.91-3 from Debian experimental (main)

Bug #1416651 reported by Mantas Kriaučiūnas on 2015-01-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Debian)
Fix Released
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Inkscape community proudly announces the 0.91 release of Inkscape! Please update Ubuntu 15.04 packages to the latest stable Inkscape version.
Packages for Uuntu 14.x, 12.04 and 15.04 are available at - see

This release marks the culmination of a multi-year effort to switch to a new internal graphics rendering engine, Cairo. This brings performance enhancements and more accurate rendering of drawings.
A new Trace Pixel Art feature enables creation of vector art from bitmaps, sprites, and icons. A new Symbols Library provides reusable graphics elements - you can even read in Visio symbol libraries. New Snapping options and improved Snap preferences make it easier to quickly place items in the alignments you need. The tools for arranging objects offer several new ways to position the elements of a drawing. Tons of other little improvements have been made across all the other tools as well.
Several new file formats are supported, including FXG, SIF and HTML5 export; and VSD and CDR import. EMF/WMF are now readable and writable for all platforms. And XCF, PDF, EPS, and PS+LaTeX support are improved.
Inkscape has a rich Extension ecosystem, which is well known for bringing clever, cool, and innovative new ideas. Over a dozen new extensions are added in this release, including an Isometric Grid Generator, a Bitmap Cropper, a Text Extractor and a Text Merger, an HSL Adjuster, a Font Replacer, a Voronoï Diagram Creator, and more.
The above barely scratches the surface of all the new stuff included in this release. For the full story, including examples and screenshots, please see our detailed Release Notes:

description: updated
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Ubuntu bugs fixed upstream:

* bug #170225 <relative image paths instead of absolute>
* bug #237863 <crash when toggling "Live preview" in the extension dialog>
* bug #816540 <inkscape crashed with signal 7 in sp_action_set_name()>
* bug #977003 <inkscape crashed with SIGSEGV in Avoid::VertInf::removeFromGraph()>
* bug #1042463 <crash loading 8 port switch clip art>
* bug #1172484 <inkscape crashed with SIGSEGV in sp_ui_menu_item_set_name()>
* bug #1204732 <inkscape crashed with SIGABRT in __gnu_cxx::__verbose_terminate_handler()>
* bug #1219264 <inkscape crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_cast()>
* bug #165780 <Pattern Gaps>
* bug #165865 <markers must take object's stroke color (SVG 1.2 feature)>
* bug #168708 <Embedded jpg exported to EPS/PDF as non-jpeg (JPEGs are stored /FlateDecode instead of /DCTDecode)>
* bug #171243 <implement clip-rule:evenodd>
* bug #426763 <Canceling PDF import dialog leads to error message>
* bug #436962 <<symbol> not rendered correctly in exported PDF>
* bug #488247 <Inkscape is slow starting>
* bug #590686 <"Affect:" toolbar label should be renamed/removed>
* bug #604131 <Pattern along Path errors out>
* bug #652943 <Aborted output extensions create an empty file>
* bug #667091 <Fonts initially indicated as 'not found on system'>
* bug #707890 <Text is exported to high-resolution bitmaps with strokes missing>
* bug #733010 <Resize page to selection: 'InfinityLine' start/end markers not included>
* bug #773288 <"border on top" and "border shadow" options are still active when "show border" is disabled>
* bug #800552 <function plotter fails silently if called without selection>
* bug #807861 <typo in ../src/widgets/toolbox.cpp:4685>
* bug #830663 <default window size is too small>
* bug #840625 <PDFs are imported with reflected embedded pictures>
* bug #908392 <Initial size of palette dialog on Ubuntu too small>
* bug #998276 <Keyboard shortcuts not appearing in the main menu under Unity>
* bug #1024690 <svg property "sodipodi:docname" is not updated when saving file as a new name>
* bug #1248174 <Update the Ubuntu colour palette to fit the spec>
* bug #43730 <inkscape 'export bitmap' dialog should indicate success and close after export>
* bug #168164 <font sizes specified in pixels instead of points>
* bug #171579 <Make inkscape remember dialogs window status>
* bug #638105 <Openclipart search dialog should indicate progress>
* bug #819671 <No visual indication for grid and snap being on/off>
* bug #1328217 <space bar should allow to easily move around the document without using scrollbars>
* bug #1121409 <Inkscape kills RAM when lot of objects are imported>

Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Alex Valavanis, why you compiled Inkscape in without libcdr ? I've just installed from and noticed, that Inkscape 0.91 doesn't open CorelDraw files until python-uniconvertor is installed.
Please fix packaging code at to add libcdr-dev build-deps according to bug #1104198 (
Ubuntu 14.04 has libcdr 0.0.15 , newer libcdr 0.1 is uploaded to Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04.
If you need newer libcdr you can simply upload newer libcdr version to Ubuntu 14.04 or even Ubuntu 12.04 section at PPA

Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Alex Valavanis, I've noticed, that Inscape from Debian experimental already depends on libcdr-dev, see

I think you should simply copy packaging code from Debian experimental to


Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Mantas, I replied to your point about libcdr in bug #1104198.

Note that this present report is about the Ubuntu official package of Inkscape (not our PPA). This one IS derived from Debian, so we will automatically inherit the libcdr dependency from there.

0.91-1 is now in Debian experimental, so we should prepare a merged package for Ubuntu Vivid.

summary: - New major upstream stable Inkscape release (0.91) available
+ Merge new major upstream stable Inkscape release (0.91) from Debian
summary: - Merge new major upstream stable Inkscape release (0.91) from Debian
+ Please merge inkscape 0.91-1 from Debian experimental (main)
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex)
importance: Undecided → High
importance: High → Medium

Actually, it'll probably be cleaner to hold on for a short time until the Debian maintainer has released the package in the Unstable branch because it seems as if a few of the packaging files have diverged between unstable and experimental.

I don't think we really want to carry that diff in Ubuntu :)

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
assignee: Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) → nobody
summary: - Please merge inkscape 0.91-1 from Debian experimental (main)
+ Please merge inkscape 0.91-1 from Debian unstable (main)

> ctually, it'll probably be cleaner to hold on for a short time until the Debian maintainer has released the package in the Unstable branch...

Are you sure that the Debian maintainer is planning to do this? Since Debian is in freeze, it's often easier to not upload something to unstable that will not go into the release. I presume that this new release doesn't meet the jessie freeze policy.

I'd also presume that the Debian maintainer plans to upload the experimental version to unstable eventually, so I think the divergence will disappear. Unless you know otherwise?

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Ah I didn't realise the freeze for Jessie was in effect... no, I doubt that Inkscape will meet the exception policy!

I guess we should push ahead with a merge from experimental then, but it might be a bit fiddly. Would it be reasonable to do something like:

bzr branch lp:debian/inkscape debian-inkscape
cd debian-inkscape

# First merge debian/experimental -> debian/unstable

bzr merge debian-experimental
bzr commit

# Now merge debian/unstable -> ubuntu
cd ..
bzr branch lp:ubuntu/inkscape ubuntu-inkscape
cd ubuntu-inkscape
bzr merge debian-inkscape
bzr commit

Is this a sensible approach, or will it cause headaches?

Why not just merge into Ubuntu directly from experimental? Presumably
experimental is intended to land in unstable eventually, so surely it
should have everything we want?

I had a quick go at a direct merge last night, and there were a few conflicts to sort out... I guess I wasn't sure whether the priority is to minimise the delta between the new package and (a) the current Ubuntu package (b) Debian unstable or (c) Debian experimental.

I'll have another look at it later, and try to pick the best bits of each, and make the eventual merge as painless as possible!

Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: New → Fix Committed

In general, we want to miminize the delta between Debian and Ubuntu. As
this would be merging from experimental, this means that you want to
apply (the current Ubuntu delta against what it is based on) to (the
current packaging in Debian experimental). Unless there's something
specific about Inkscape or desktop that I don't know about, I see no
reason why you have to look at what is in Debian unstable today, since
you'd be merging from experimental, not unstable.

I'm not that familiar with desktop packages, so I'd like a +1 from an
Ubuntu developer who is before sponsoring/reviewing this change - in
particular that merging from experimental is OK in this case. I'm an
Inkscape fan though, and would love to have the latest in Vivid.
Especially the measuring tool :)

summary: - Please merge inkscape 0.91-1 from Debian unstable (main)
+ Please merge inkscape 0.91-2 from Debian unstable (main)
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

attaching a first version of the patch:

still lacking of the control fixes

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I'm working with the Debian maintainer at the moment to get the changes from unstable into experimental. There is a small issue with running autoreconf on the package at the moment (see bug #1418943).

Solutions are to either

(a) don't reconfigure the package (drop --with autoreconf from debian/rules, or use -- with autotools-dev instead)
(b) try using the upstream patch, and run our ./ script
(c) have a nice cold beer and wait for us to sort it out in Debian/upstream.

summary: - Please merge inkscape 0.91-2 from Debian unstable (main)
+ Please merge inkscape 0.91-2 from Debian experimental (main)

debdiff with the unstable fixes not merged in experimental.

there is an upcoming -3 experimental upload delta debdiff-v2 and debdiff-v3.

The attachment "debdiff-v3" seems to be a debdiff. The ubuntu-sponsors team has been subscribed to the bug report so that they can review and hopefully sponsor the debdiff. If the attachment isn't a patch, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are member of the ~ubuntu-sponsors, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issue please contact him.]

tags: added: patch

Ops @Alex, were you already working on it?

So feel free to take my debdiff or throw it out :)

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I'm not directly working on it yet in Ubuntu... I'm trying to sort out the upstream -> Debian issues first. In the meantime, I'm happy to see an Ubuntu version released!

One note about your latest debdiff (v3)...

The alpha LDFLAGS issue in debian/rules shouldn't be a problem for us in Ubuntu, so that part of the debdiff can also probably be dropped. In fact, it has apparently already been fixed in binutils so there's no need to keep the alpha stuff at all.

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Remember that feature freeze is next week. If you need sponsorship, it really needs to be submitted now, in order to make Vivid.

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Now... as in right now? I think LocutusOfBorg's debdiff looks fine, although I haven't tried a build. If you're able to take a look at it, that would be great.

In the meantime, I'll continue working with the Debian maintainer to get 0.91-3 into experimental. We can re-merge with that if it arrives in time.

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

> Now... as in right now?

No hard deadline apart from feature freeze next week, but the sponsorship queue is usually very busy at this time, so providing a week minimum is advisable.

I have an interest in this bug though and would be happy to review and sponsor, but I also have a big pile of work outstanding to land before feature freeze! I'm also less familiar with desktop packages and so would just like to check with a desktop developer that there isn't anything I should know first.

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

OK, 0.91-3 is landing in Debian experimental as we speak. That will simplify the debdiff further by merging all the necessary changes from Unstable.

summary: - Please merge inkscape 0.91-2 from Debian experimental (main)
+ Please merge inkscape 0.91-3 from Debian experimental (main)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package inkscape - 0.91-3ubuntu1

inkscape (0.91-3ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  * Merge from Debian unstable (LP: #1416651). Remaining changes:
    - debian/control:
      + build-depend on dh-translation to handle Ubuntu translation,
      + demote pstoedit from Recommends to Suggests (because it's in
    - debian/rules:
      + add dh_translation to handle Ubuntu translation
  * debian/patches/0006_add_unity_quicklist_support.patch: dropped, accepted

inkscape (0.91-3) experimental; urgency=medium

  * Cherry-pick commit from unstable suite
    - debian/control: build-dependencies updated [b4f5c6f]
      - librevenge-dev added
      - libwpd-dev (>= 0.9.0) dropped
      - libwpg-dev (>= 0.2.0) bumped to libwpg-dev (>= 0.3.0)

inkscape (0.91-2) experimental; urgency=medium

  * debian/rules: override_dh_auto_test dropped (Closes: #776857)

inkscape (0.91-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release

inkscape (0.91~pre4-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream pre-release

inkscape (0.91~pre3-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream pre-release
  * debian/control: Uploader e-mail address updated
  * debian/control: S-V bump 3.9.5 => 3.9.6 (no changes needed)

inkscape (0.91~pre2-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream pre-release

inkscape (0.91~pre1-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream pre-release
    - debian/control: poppler versioning dropped
    - debian/patches/: patchset updated
      - 0002-Fix_FTBFS_on_poppler-0.26.patch dropped (applied upstream)
  * debian/control: libcdr-dev and libvisio-dev b-deps added (Closes: #751090)

inkscape (0.91~pre0-1) experimental; urgency=medium

  * New upstream pre-release
    - debian/control: python-lxml b-dep added
    - debian/rules: dh_auto_test overridden for test purpose
    - debian/patches/: patchset refreshed against v0.91~pre0
      - 0001-Fix_Datamatrix_UI_issue.patch dropped (applied upstream)
      - 0002-Drop_PS_and_PDF_support_in_MimeType.patch => #0001
      - 0003-Fix_LP_-911146.patch dropped (applied upstream)
      - 0004-Fix_FTBFS_on_gcc-4.8.patch dropped (applied upstream)
      - 0005-Fix_FreeType_include.patch dropped (applied upstream)
      - 0006-Fix_FTBFS_on_poppler-0.26.patch updated and => #0002
  * debian/control: b-dep bump to use poppler (>= 0.26)
 -- Gianfranco Costamagna <email address hidden> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:59:23 +0100

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Bug attachments

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.