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Ponyscape v0.4 Patched!!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 7:50 PM
Hi Everypony!!

The patched version of Ponyscape 0.4 is here!!  Currently, the Windows, 64-bit Linux, Mac OS X 10.6,  10.7, and 10.8 packages are available!  The Linux package was built on Linux Mint 14, but it should work on most up-to-date distributions.  On Windows, download the zip file and extract it using 7zip or winrar and run ponyscape.exe.  On Linux, download the deb package and install it by running "sudo dpkg -i <filename>" or by using a GUI package installer of your choice.  On Mac OS X, open the dmg package, drag to the Applications folder, and launch from your Applications folder.  For this patch version, I revamped the Linux package so that everything is now installed in a separate directory from Inkscape and you now run "ponyscape" instead of "inkscape" from a terminal.  Additionally I revamped the Mac OS package so that it's now called (and I tweaked it a bit so it runs smoother).

You can get the binary packages here (md5's are provided for checksumming):

md5: f893672cf43313184b174b88bea3ee96

md5: d014652ec3b30b0d0365ac93333f9d11

Mac OS X 10.8 (x11):…
md5: e524242ff8bf619917ac36c0f7d329c1

:new:Mac OS X 10.8 (non x11):…
md5: f955ca6d5ceab21f147b953281148990

Mac OS X 10.7 (non x11):…
md5: d96aee8ddf600141211422fc83ddc4dd

Mac OS X 10.6 (non x11):…
md5: 80da15a4f39830acf5759cf4bd9ca3a0

Alternatively, you can download the entire source code and compile from scratch.  I can confirm that compiling works on Windows and Linux, the Mac OS build requires some tweaking but should work if you replace the files in /packaging/macosx with the files found here:… .  Compilation instructions can be found on Inkscape's wiki ( [link] ).

md5: d7a6e283b01a1677cecccfbccd3f9c15

Here's what's included in this patched release:

:bulletblue: Fixed swatch button in Fill & Stroke Dialog

:bulletblue: Increased size of the swatch bar at the bottom

:bulletblue: Fixed some random swatch setting issues (thanks to tgolyi for a patch which helped with this!)

:bulletblue: Fixed "Edit path on canvas" in Path-Effects dialog (patch by tgolyi, big thanks to him!)

:bulletblue: Improved swatch efficiency!!

:bulletblue: Included experimental path-effects in the Linux build

And now a quick legal disclosure (only because I have to :p).  This software is provided as-is and without any warranty.  Misuse of this software or use of this software in an illegal nature is in no way the fault of the developer or the upstream Inkscape development team.  The developers are not responsible for any loss or damages that may occur while using the software.  This software is licensed under the GPL version 2.0, a copy of which will be provided upon request.  Inkscape itself is licensed under the GPL, and is free and open-source software, meaning I am allowed to modify and redistribute the source code and/or binaries.

I hope this patched release will fix any issues you guys may have been having from upgrading to 0.4!  I will be working on more bugfixes and improvements for 0.5, so if anyone has any feature suggestions, feel free to contact me!

:iconflutterguy317: flutterguy317

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rhyannan-thehedgehog Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
is the programe for windows 8 too
MVEMJSUN2 Mar 31, 2014  New member
was ponyscape?
KillersPet Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The download wont work. It just downloads a broken web page instead of any type of real file.
KateQuantum Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry. I can't download it. Now I have good and fast Internet connection, but it informs about web error.
KateQuantum Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't download it.
zziccardi Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, everypony!

I've just begun learning how to vectorize ponies using Inkscape, and I thought I'd give Ponyscape a try. From what I've seen so far, it's absolutely incredible! Thank you for putting the time and effort into creating such a wonderful fork.

I do have a question, though. I'm currently on a Mac running OS X 10.9.1, and I'm wondering which version of Ponyscape I should be using. What's the difference between the two Mac versions aside from the fact that one requires X11/XQuartz — which I already have on my system, of course, considering I've been using Inkscape — and the other doesn't? Are there any differences in performance or compatibility of which I should be aware?

Thanks, again, and happy pony-watching!
liamwhite1 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the non-X11 version should be much more responsive--even though it may be buggier than the standard version. However, the non-X11 version will require you to install a bunch of dependencies (except when you're compiling it yourself, in which case they're already installed :la:)
zziccardi Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't noticed any difference in responsiveness, although you're definitely right that the non-X11 version is buggier... It's crashed on me at least a dozen times in the past three days or so, but the extra features make up for it. So far, I've been saving frequently enough that I haven't lost any work, so it hasn't been much of a problem. :)

Actually, the non-X11 version didn't require that I install any dependencies, and I certainly didn't bother to download the source, open Xcode, and compile it myself — especially because flutterguy317 says it'd need to be manually tweaked.

Thanks for the reply.
windows 7 64bit, don't work the process appears but the program doesn't show
liamwhite1 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. Does Inkscape .91 run on your system?
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