Time for a beta release! Get yours here: https://krita.org/en/item/krita-4-2-0-beta-released/
Recent highlights: new versions of AzPainter, RawTherapee, Shotcut, and Kdenlive, GIMP and Krita preparing for respective releases, Blender keeps getting tons of improvements, GSoC 2019 students and projects announced.
Featured image by debopam_das.
Shot a quick video on a useful UX fix in upcoming Inkscape 1.0: https://youtu.be/GMnM1k__pyI
Meeting with @morevnaproject in Moscow. Konstantin is talking about upcoming workflow changes and asking what libre / open source assets management solutions can be used (think tags etc.). They are using Trello right now. Any suggestions much appreciated :)
...and another pitch doodle VS. the final film frame #springopenmovie
If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:
Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)
Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.
Well, it's been an interesting week! @Blender Fund now covers expenses for 5 full-time developers, Ton Roosendaal and the Inkscape project got awards on two different continents for their respective contributions, Intel released two new open source projects (AV1 encoding and render denoising), Yorik van Havre posted a huge update on BIM feature set changes in FreeCAD. And the all the usual gang, including @krita, Olive, and others did a lot of work.
Over the last weekend, quite a few people pinged me about Akira, the upcoming free/libre interface design tool for Linux, and wanted it featured at LGW :) Well, here is the interview with the project's lead developer Alessandro Castellani:
My first peertube video: simple example of spreadsheet in #FreeCAD
Google Cloud and Sony Pictures Imageworks team up on OpenCue, an open source render manager
@Liberapay Liberapay keeps sending me notifications about weekly payments. Is that correct? The money in the Mango wallet is still sitting there. Is that correct too? Which is easier for you -- sending it to me over PayPal or transferring it to someone else on Liberapay?
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