That’s it! All python libraries and external dependencies are bundled (using the excellent pyinstaller), so you shouldn’t need to set anything else up.
Download the release archive for your prefered language.
Latest release: 19.08.2020 Ink/Stitch v1.29.1
Edit > Preferences > System (Inkscape 0.9) or
Inkscape > Preferences > System (Inkscape 1.0) and check where your
User Extensions folder is.
Extract the Ink/Stitch archive directly into this folder.
$ cd ~/.config/inkscape/extensions $ unzip ~/Downloads/inkstitch-v1.29.1-linux-en_US.zip
The file structure should look similiar to this (just a lot more files):
You will then find Ink/Stitch under
Extensions > Ink/Stitch.
Delete the old extension files first. Go to the extension directory and remove each inkstitch* file and folder.
Then, proceed as above.
Or watch the project on GitHub:
Ink/Stitch doesn’t run / is greyed out
Confirm installation path
Check if files were possibly extracted into a sub-directory. You should see a lot of files starting with “inkstitch” directly inside the extension folder, beside of one folder called “inkstitch”.
Confirm Ink/Stitch Version
Verify if you have downloaded Ink/Stitch for Linux (Download)
Some users report false ownership/permissions can cause this issue.
Ink/Stitch dialogues disappear after a few seconds
This issue can be caused by wayland. Start Inkscape with the following command:
export GDK_BACKEND=x11 && inkscape.
This workaround has to be used until we moved all Ink/Stitch applications to the electron environment.
I installed Ink/Stitch in my native language, but the dialogue windows are displayed in English
It is possible, that not all strings have been translated. This is indicated by some strings of text beeing in English and others in your native language. If you like to complete the translation, have a look at our description for translators.
We have to distinguish between the Extension menu in Inkscape and the dialogue windows. The selection of the ZIP file causes only the Extension menu to be in a certain language. The dialgoue windows are build differently. They will use the language of your operating system. If Ink/Stitch is uncertain, which language to support, it will fallback on English. You can tell Inkscape explicitly to use your native language as follows:
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Interface (Ctrl + Shift + P)
- Set your language
- Restart Inkscape