Inkscape 0.48 is available(No official announcement yet)| Install via ppa in Ubuntu
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
The highlights of this release are:
- multipath editing
- improved text tool: subscript, superscript, numerical input for text kerning, tracking and more
- new Airbrush tool
- LaTeX export with PDF/PS/EPS
- JessyInk extension to create presentations
- numerous bugfixes
Installation via PPA in Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inkscape
For other Linux distribution you can download and install Inkscape from this Link.