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Introducing Van Chatto on Patreon with a Synfig showcasing project

Introducing Van Chatto on Patreon with a Synfig showcasing project

We are not exactly spoiled with animations made with Synfig Studio. All the more reasons to start following Van Chatto, a Filipino artist who recently started a Patreon campaign to fund him showcasing the use of the software and providing tips and tricks to aspiring users.

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SVG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Published, Working Group Charter Extended

SVG 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Published, Working Group Charter Extended

SVG 2.0 is getting closer to completion, with a new candidate recommendation draft published earlier this month. And the working group will continue to work at least till December 2018.​

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LibreDWG revived, starts getting regular releases

LibreDWG revived, starts getting regular releases

In an unimaginable turn of events, LibreDWG, the free/libre library for opening proprietary CAD files in the DWG file format, is becoming a stellar example of a FOSS project.

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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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