March, 2015
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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Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore team release Open Well-Tempered Clavier

Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore team release Open Well-Tempered Clavier

It is done: score and recordings of J.S. Bach's the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 as prepared by MuseScore team and played by the pianist Kimiko Ishizaka are now released into public domain.

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OpenSCAD 2015.03 released with text objects support

OpenSCAD 2015.03 released with text objects support

Marius Kintel released a major new version of OpenSCAD, a 3D solid modeling application popular with the makers movement and 3D printing communities.

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Krita 2.9 released with tons of new crowd-sponsored features

Krita 2.9 released with tons of new crowd-sponsored features

Krita Foundation released its most important update so far: the majority of new features were sponsored by the community via successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014, sales on Steam, and donations.

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Inkscape to organize its first community-funded hackfest

Inkscape to organize its first community-funded hackfest

The Inkscape team is raising funds to organize a 3 days long hackfest in Toronto this April, right before the annual Libre Graphics Meeting event.

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The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron

It's not so uncommon for an educational institution to adopt free software in its programs. But last month Krita's website was taken down by curious minds of the Internet, hundreds of comments were posted in various forums, crazy theories evolved, and old myths about free software had a new go at curious minds of the Internet in a giant positive feedback loop.

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Talks submission deadline for LGM2015 extended

Talks submission deadline for LGM2015 extended

Have you developed an interesting free software project for graphic designers, photographers or 3D artists? Are you a creative professional who's willing to do a workshop on using GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Blender, and other free tools? LGM 2015 is still accepting proposals for it's anniversary 10th event on April 29 – May 2, 2015, in Toronto.

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Elog.io: give credit to creators or die trying

Elog.io: give credit to creators or die trying

The Commons Machinery project is taking the next step towards bringing order into the arcane world of media files metadata on the web. With Elog.io, they aim to unclutter the chaos somewhat and help credit creators. It's an uphill battle, but the good news is: you can help.

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