How to Upgrade to Inkscape 0.91 in Ubuntu 14.04/12.04/14.10

Last updated: January 30, 2015

upgrade Inkscape from PPA

The free, open-source, and professional quality vector graphics software Inkscape 0.91 has been released recently with quite a lot of changes.

According to the official release note, Inkscape 0.91 features:

  • cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • type design features
  • a new measure tool
  • cross platform WMF and EMF import and export
  • symbol library and support for Visio stencils
  • improved support for Corel DRAW documents, Visio importer
  • support for real world document and page size units, e.g. millimeters
  • numerous usability improvements

For a full list of changes, see this page.

Inkscape 0.91 in Ubuntu 14.04

How to Install or Upgrade Inkscape in Ubuntu:

Since Ubuntu repositories provide the old 0.48 release, Inkscape 0.91 (renamed from ver 0.49) is available in its official PPA repository for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Linux Mint 17/17.1.

Just open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository

Inkscape official PPA

After that, open Software Updater utility and click install the updates for Inkscape:

upgrade inkscape in Ubuntu

Or you can run below commands one by one to install or upgrade it in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install inkscape

That’s it. Enjoy!


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2 responses to How to Upgrade to Inkscape 0.91 in Ubuntu 14.04/12.04/14.10

  1. Thanks once again for your help in keeping our favorite Open Source software tools up to date for Ubuntu users. Your simple, clear instructions are always welcomed.

  2. inkscape 0.91(Windows) open *.cdr correctly, but inkscape 0.91(Xubuntu) don’t! Why?
    Sorry for my English!