Nov. 14, 2016, 10:09 p.m.
The 0.92pre3 source package and the corresponding Windows versions have been released. The pre-release version contains a preview of a potential last minute new feature, that might be included in Inkscape 0.92, mesh gradients. It is our hope that raising visibility of this awesome feature will help motivate its inclusion in the SVG 2.0 specification, which is approaching finalization.
Please try the feature out, and if you like it, please advocate for its adoption by web browsers and other SVG using applications.
Whether we actually include it in 0.92 depends on hearing plenty of positive feedback. We'll also be paying attention to reports of problems. (...)
We are pushing to release Inkscape 0.92 with the Gradient Mesh Tool enabled, but to do this we need people to test it, give us feedback, and report bugs. Below are links to download the 3rd prerelease of 0.92. Please help, as users do tend to run into more issues/bugs than developers.
From Inkscape's facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/Inkscape.org/posts/1345560845454626
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<p>The 0.92pre3 source package has been published, and the corresponding Windows builds along with it. 0.92pre3 comes with improved support for mesh gradients, a feature that may be added to the stable Inkscape 0.92, depending upon your feedback.</p>