NewsForge: Inkscape Review: It’s All in the UI

“If Inkscape were at the 1.0 release level, I could easily
forget a reviewer’s responsibility and gush about it like an
adolescent in love. Fortunately, it is only at version 0.42.2, and
has enough gaps in functionality that I can view it more sensibly.
A Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) program, Inkscape faces a pack of
competitors, including Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Macromedia
FreeHand, OpenOffice.org Draw, and Xara X. Yet, even at its current
early stage, Inkscape has already distinguished itself from the
crowd. By focusing its development on the basic interface, objects
and paths, and text objects, Inkscape already shows an awareness of
interface and usability issues that makes it one of the most
promising desktop free software projects of the last few