May, 2015
ZeMarmot, open animated movie to be made with GIMP, Blender, Ardour

ZeMarmot, open animated movie to be made with GIMP, Blender, Ardour

Jehan Pagès, Aryeom Han et al. launched a campaign to crowdfund an animated road movie made entirely with free software.

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Krita launches second Kickstarter campaign to fund development

Krita launches second Kickstarter campaign to fund development

Creating a state-of-the-art digital painting application is neither easy nor cheap. After last year's success, Krita is launching their second Kickstarter campaign, this time — to fund painting performance improvements and complete the work on animation support.

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Synfig Studio 1.0 released

Synfig Studio 1.0 released

Patience is one tough lady: after 13 years in development, free 2D vector-based animation application Synfig Studio finally gets the golden badge of v1.0, delivering a sleigh of improvements and new features.

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Ardour 4 brings sleeker UI, new editing tools, native CoreAudio/ASIO support

Ardour 4 brings sleeker UI, new editing tools, native CoreAudio/ASIO support

Paul Davis et al. released a much anticipated major update of Ardour, free digital audio workstations for Linux, Mac, and, for the first time, Windows.

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The future of Audacity, interview with the team

The future of Audacity, interview with the team

It seems, these days every other major free/libre media production tool is undergoing dramatic changes that promise richer feature set, better usability, and, generally, more power to users. Audacity is one of them.

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FreeCAD 0.15 released, team explores community funding

FreeCAD 0.15 released, team explores community funding

New version of FreeCAD features a great variety of improvements in many workbenches, as well as fancy new things like Occulus Rift support.

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Free pattern making software Valentina 0.3 released

Free pattern making software Valentina 0.3 released

New version of Valentina, free/libre pattern making software for fashion designers features improved output for cutting and design tools enhancements.

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Symmetry painting mode lands to unstable GIMP

Symmetry painting mode lands to unstable GIMP

Earlier this week, Jehan Pagès delivered on his promise to create symmetry painting mode for painting tools in GIMP. The code is now available in a dedicated development branch to be later merged for v2.10.

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MuseScore 2.0 brings better music notation, improved usability

MuseScore 2.0 brings better music notation, improved usability

Much anticipated major update of MuseScore brings score layout improvements, linked parts, guitar fret diagrams and tabulatures, the importing of Guitar Pro files, and more exciting new features.

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Program of Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 conference is up

Program of Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 conference is up

The program of the annual conference on libre software for creative professionals has been finalized and published. Over 50 developers and users of free software will deliver talks and lead workshops in Toronto on April 29 — May 2.

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