Dear Inkscape developers,
just a quick note to let you know that I have released Potrace 1.9.
You may (or may not) want to update the copy of Potrace that is
integrated into the Inkscape sources (which seems to be based on
There has been a speed improvement of about 4-5 percent; the basic
functionality is unchanged.
Also, the core Potrace functionality has been factored into a libtool
library, so it is possible for an application such as Inkscape to link
against the (static or dynamic) library, rather than having a
source-internal copy of Potrace. I don't know if it would be
worthwhile to do so or not, but I thought I'd let you know.
It might make future updates easier.
Thanks, -- Peter