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Gradient meshes and hatching to be removed from SVG 2.0

Gradient meshes and hatching to be removed from SVG 2.0

Life doesn't go easy on the SVG file format. While development of this W3C standard continues, some features are to be axed from SVG 2.0. They remain in the nascent SVG 2.1 specification, but there is no guarantee work will continue on SVG 2.1 after SVG 2.0 is finished.

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Scribus 1.5.4 released with CxF3 and initial QuarkXPress support

Scribus 1.5.4 released with CxF3 and initial QuarkXPress support

The Scribus team announced the release of a new version of this free desktop publishing software, featuring some interesting improvements.

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GIMP 2.10 released, what’s up with the new release policy?

GIMP 2.10 released, what’s up with the new release policy?

Six years and several unstable releases since 2.8.0, GIMP 2.10 is out in the wild for the general public.

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Krita 4.0 released, conversation with the team

Krita 4.0 released, conversation with the team

After 1.5 years in the making, Krita 4.0 is finally released with a ton of improvements mostly for digital painting, but also with a number of features useful for general image editing.

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Introducing libresvg, a rival to librsvg and QtSvg

Introducing libresvg, a rival to librsvg and QtSvg

Evgeniy Raizner announced the first public release of libresvg. This new SVG rendering library aims to replace librsvg and QtSvg, as well as become alternative for using Inkscape as an SVG to PNG converter.

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DIGImend Project Revived To Improve Non-Wacom Tablets Support on Linux

DIGImend Project Revived To Improve Non-Wacom Tablets Support on Linux

Nikolai Kondrashov rebooted the DIGImend project that brings support for Genius, Huion, Yiynova, and other non-Wacom graphic tablets to Linux users.

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Valentina Fork Settles Down As Seamly2D, Valentina Goes On

Valentina Fork Settles Down As Seamly2D, Valentina Goes On

Four months into a bizarre fork of Valentina, free pattern-making software for fashion designers, Susan Spencer's leg of the fork finally gets rebranded as Seamly2D.

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Document Liberation Project announces initial QuarkXPress support

Document Liberation Project announces initial QuarkXPress support

The Document Liberation Project (DLP) announced the first release of libqxp, a library for reading QuarkXPress 3.3—4.1 documents. And this is one hell of a trip down the memory lane.

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Inkscape hackfest planned for late June in Paris

Inkscape hackfest planned for late June in Paris

Following productive hackfests in 2015 and 2016, the Inkscape team is meeting in Paris later this month for another hackfest. The event is taking place on June 27th through July 1st inside Paris's modern science museum, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie.

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Is SVG 2 really on life support?

Is SVG 2 really on life support?

Between SVG 1.1 W3C Recommendation and SVG 2 in its current form, people have raised kids and sent them off to the college. And yet SVG 2 might arrive sometime in the future without quite a few useful features that have been already developed and tested. What's up with that?

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