I'm using Inkscape .48 on a Kubuntu 10.10 system with 8Gb of RAM and plenty of drive space.
Any attempt to modify Document Properties results in a crash.
I've tried it with both a new (blank) load of Inkscape as well as a couple of different pre-existing drawings.
It always says "Inkscape encountered an internal error and must close..."
E.C. "Stan" Field
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