[Ipe-announce] Beta release of Ipe 7 available

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Fri Oct 23 17:46:51 CEST 2009

A new beta-release of Ipe 7 is now available from the Ipe homepage 

Please read the chapter in the manual about moving from Ipe 6 to Ipe 7.
It is also available on-line at


Bug reports should be filed on Ipe Bugzilla, not posted to the list.
Feel free to use the list to ask questions or discuss the new features,
of course.



Ipe 7.0.7 (2009-10-23) SVN 361

  * Removed -fno-exceptions and -fno-rtti from CXXFLAGS, to avoid
    surprises like bug #308.

  * Fixed broken interpretation of symbol/mark matrix (bug #310).

  * Fixed page numbering (bug #311).

  * Implemented "prefs.select_distance".

  * Fixed incorrect handling of line cap and line join (bug #312).


Ipe 7.0.6 (2009-10-23) SVN 359

  * Worked around Qt styling bug in QComboBox (bug #308).  Using
    QSignalMapper now to map signals (no derived classes).

  * LayerBox popup moved into Lua code.

  * Fixed renaming of active layers.

  * Fixed selection of objects in locked layers.

  * Function to check symbolic attributes.


Ipe 7.0.5 (2009-10-22) SVN 357

  * Created script "svgtoipe.py" to convert SVG files to Ipe format.
    It is available as a separate download.

  * Made Lua interface for attribute values more robust - interface now
    checks that attributes have correct type before passing them to
    Ipelib.  This fixes opacity names starting with digits.
    (Bug #2880502)

  * #define to enable use of ancient pdftex versions ( < 130).
    Bug #309.

  * Show current view and page number in the properties window.

  * Environment variable IPEQTSTYLE sets this Qt style.  Saying, for
    instance, 'export IPEQTSTYLE="cleanlooks" ' would fix the Qt crash
    in some styles on some systems. (See bug #308.)

  * Gradient support changed: gradients are now used as fill patterns
    for path objects.  Gradients can now have more than two color
    The file format has changed slightly because of this, so the
    current file format version is 70005.   There is no support for
    reading 70000-version files with gradients.

  * Support base64-encoding for bitmaps in XML format.

  * Fixed views without active layer.

  * Fixed filename in autosave (bug #2883631).


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