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Released October XX 2008


  • Forum use now phpBB3.
  • We have migrated from voira server to a new VPS server.
  • We moved our subversion repository to sourceforge
  • We are testing Review Board for patches in synfig.


  • Improved the derivative class for hermites.


  • Don't let feather be negative for any Shape layers or Circle layers.
  • Fix handling of segments so that the examples/walk/walk.sifz file will load correctly.
  • Use 0 for the index if the closest point is on the segment which closes the loop. This keeps the final 'amount' value in the range 0..1.
  • Fix a bug in the plant layer: when the plant is so small that we can't calculate the perpendicular to its bline, skip trying to branch it.
  • Improve a warning message when we find an unknown layer parameter.
  • Rename all 'pos' and 'offset' parameters to 'origin'.
  • Add parameter 'add_width' to the plant layer. It's on by default, and means to scale the velocity of a plant's shoot by the width of the bline at that point.
  • Now circles with large feather and zero radius are visible. Only shortcut zero-radius circles if they're not inverted and have no feathering. 2120629
  • Leave previously selected layers selected when create a new one. SYNFIG_TOOLS_CLEAR_SELECTION toggle this option.

Value Nodes

  • Add "Loop" link to the "Gradient Color" ValueNode.


  • Unless OpenEXR half mode is used, don't ask synfigstudio to depend on it.
  • Fix build problem with newer versions of libavformat due to the pb member of AVFormatContext changing from a structure to a pointer. 11877061
  • Fix Debian 487639: for mod_libav, allow the use of libswscale instead of the depreciated img_convert function. Apply 2036627
  • Fix the libjpeg configure test to look for the right function.
  • Windows builds now include OpenEXR version 1.6.
  • Configure now use pkg-config to find libswscale. 2108984
  • Cope with some changes in the locations of the libavformat and libswscale headers.
  • Add a configure flag to switch on/off jpeg support. Apply 5

Blend Methods

  • Fix this bug: when a layer was composed 'straight onto' a context with which its bounding box had no overlap, the context was being displayed as if the 'straight onto' layer wasn't there. 1960543


  • To allow backward compatibility, canvas version has been set to 0.6.




Added new feature Link to Bline: allow the user link vertexes, tangents and widths to a parametrized position of a bline. Also inverse manipulation is allowed. This makes easier to build complex figures without need to have a vertex on the joining point.



  • TENSION and TEMPORAL TENSION were the same; use the 'temporal' version everywhere.
  • Don't render waypoints that lie outside the bounds of the timetrack's adjustment. 1888863
  • Don't offer 'Manual' as an interpolation type. It's not clear what it is supposed to do, and looks like the code to implement it was never written. Attempting to use it causes uninitialized memory to be read.


  • Fix bad time entry when format is set to FFf. Apply 4
  • Show time 3.0 as "3s" in the default (FORMAT_NORMAL) time display mode, rather than sometimes showing "3s 0f".


Console Window

  • Make the file selector dialogs print less output to the console.
  • Show the 'fifo_activity' message less.
  • Show commands as they are received over the FIFO.

Toolbox Window

  • Add new icon for the reset colors button and change the code to use it.

Workarea Window

  • Fix zoom fit so it really does zoom the canvas to fit the window. 1901244
  • Show a 'zoom to fit' icon in the zoomdial as well as a 'zoom 100%' icon.
  • Fix "zoom to fit" so that it centers the fitted canvas on the screen, and always zooms back to the previous zoom level and position if clicked a second time.

Preview Window

Canvas Properties Dialog

  • When calculating the start and end frames, round to the nearest integer rather than always rounding down.
  • Editing the name, description, or id of a canvas should mark the canvas as needing to be saved, and should also be undoable. 1924592

Color Editor Dialog

Layers Panel

Groups Panel

Params Panel

Keyframes Panel

Children Panel

History Panel

Time Track Panel

  • Update the timeline scrollbars' major step size when zooming time in and out. 1914874

About Dialog

Splash Screen


  • Text, Plant, Polyline and Star have new icons.
  • Circle tool allows now make Blined circles too. Regions, Outlines, Gradients and Plants are included.
  • Rectangle tool now does the same.
  • New Text tool has been added to the ToolBox.
  • New Star Tool has been added to the tool palette. It allows now make blined stars too. Regions, Outlines, Gradients and Plants are included.
  • Now eyedropper works correctly with straight blends for all types of layers. 2119764
  • The "Link Offsets" option in the BLine tool now only links offsets if we're creating more than one layer at a time.
  • Added options to the circle tool for creation of bline approximations to circles. Number of points and points angle offset.
  • Use the 'feather' and 'invert' tool options when creating outline or region layers in the circle tool.
  • Remove the "blend method" option from the tool options panel for the circle and gradient tools (unless the BLEND_METHOD_IN_TOOL_OPTIONS #define in toolbox.h is uncommented).
  • Add 'inner tangent' and 'outer tangent' options to the star tool for creating rounded stars.
  • Show the name of the current tool in the tool options panel if it has any options. For the zoom tool, show the message that it doesn't have any options, instead of just showing a blank panel.



  • Improve Segment Tangent and Bline Tangent calculations. Now they give more accurate results.
  • If only one of -w and -h is specified on the command line, calculate the other in order to keep the aspect ratio fixed.
  • Check for Gtk::AboutDialog::set_wrap_license, which was added in Gtkmm 2.8. Allows synfigstudio to build on the fink distribution.
  • Update as suggested by autoupdate.
  • Improved GUI for the sound file selection dialog. 1932525

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