Last week, the Inkscape team had a hackfest in Kiel and returned with a bunch of interesting improvements, some of them so very long overdue :)
I'm sort of split on this. I definitely dislike what's going on with SVG progress for artists, but frankly, having SVG 2.0 so close to completion after so many (too many) years is a bit of a bliss.
How 2D Tools Let You Go 3D: We Look At The Powerful New Tools That Allow Animators To Create Mixed 2D/3D Animation Projects https://www.cartoonbrew.com/tools/how-2d-tools-let-you-go-3d-163393.html
Remember LibreDWG, the free library for opening DWG files? Well, after years of barely getting anywhere it got a new maintainer, Reini Urban, who's now making improvements like there is no tomorrow. I've just posted a summary and a short interview with Reini:
Awww, Reddit, stop tickling me, silly!
"In the end without the users the software is a useless piece of code. So ask yourself - who is the recommended user of GIMP? Right now it's limited to desperate people."
We have just done source code release of @GIMP 2.10.6 with vertical text, async layer preview rendering, new filters, usability improvements, bugfixes, and more changes. Builds for Windows and macOS are a work in progress, will be announced separately soon!
#FreeCAD BIM development news - July 2018 - https://yorik.uncreated.net/guestblog.php?2018=510
I know I tend to complain about the lack of GIMP tutorials, but the past several times users asked us for a guide on a specific use case, I was able to point them to respective tutorials. Shit is getting better, people. Rejoice etc.
I got a chance to talk with portrait photographer Ilya Varivchenko and to showcase some of his amazing work! (Seriously, these are some amazing photographs and a great body of work.)
He's a RawTherapee user as well.
Come check it out!
What glorious thing did we do to deserve this much fun? :) https://www.musicradar.com/news/tc-electronic-and-steel-panthers-satchel-face-backlash-over-obviously-sexist-toneprint
Some people get confused by software versions where the dot is not a decimal separator, and thus 2.8 -> 2.10 completely makes sense. But this is the first time I see someone completely losing his shit over this: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/1771#note_259944 :)
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