Interviews

Revolutionizing garment-making in Italy with Valentina
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Here is a tailor shop in Sicily actively using Valentina for pattern design

Going above and beyond with Inkscape 1.0
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Inkscape developers

You'd have to be crazy to rewrite GIMP in anything — Interview with Ell
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Ell, core team developer of GIMP

The making of tubeAmp: don’t moan, write code
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with Oleg Kapitonov, developer of the free guitar amp simulator for Linux

Interview with Pat David at Libre Graphics Meeting 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

I had the fun and privilege to interview the founder of Pixls.us.

Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley
by Alexandre Prokoudine

There are many reasons one could wish for a simple general image editor on Linux. This is one of the least known options.

Meet Akira, free/libre interface design tool
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Getting crowdfunded: interview with Akira lead developer Alessandro Castellani

LibreDWG revived, starts getting regular releases
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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.

Is SVG 2 really on life support?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

SVG 2 might arrive sometime in the future without quite a few useful features that have been already developed and tested. What's up with that?

Krita to kickstart new text and vector tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Krita Foundation announced their third Kickstarter project to fund development of new text and vector tools

darktable 2.0 released with printing support
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of the digital photography workflow app arrives with color-managed printing

Red Hat releases free/libre Overpass font family
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Red Hat announced the release of Overpass, their own highway gothic font family designed by Delve Fonts.

Introducing Antimony, free graph-based 3D CAD system
by Alexandre Prokoudine

It seems that boxes and noodles are slowly taking over the world. Matt Keeter uses acyclic graphs in Antimony, a free/libre 3D CAD system streamlined for personal manufacturing.

The future of Audacity, interview with the team
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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.

MuseScore 2.0 brings better music notation, improved usability
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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.

Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore team release Open Well-Tempered Clavier
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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 Kimiko Ishizaka are now in public domain.

Inkscape 0.91 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Over 4 years in the making, thousands of commits, dozens of new features: it's all there, neatly packed in the newly released Inkscape 0.91.

Quasado opensources Gravit, web-based design tool
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Berlin-based company Quasado released source code of Gravit, their HTML5-based design app, under dual GPLv3+/commercial license.

Natron 0.92 released with new roto and keying nodes
by Alexandre Prokoudine

When it comes to compositing, there are, in fact, more options than Blender, Synfig, and ButtleOFX.

SolveSpace 2D/3D CAD software released under terms of GPL
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Jonathan Westhues released SolveSpace, his parametric 2D/3D CAD software, under terms of GPLv3.

Making short animated film on zero budget — Chris Burton on En Passant
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Blender community finally got its own first musical

Introducing MOD, Linux-based hardware sound FX processor
by Alexandre Prokoudine

During Linux Audio Conference 2013 the MOD team presented their digital pedalboard that runs Linux and uses LV2 effects and instruments.

Dave Crossland on Crafting Type and making a difference
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Is there such a thing as a roadshow for free graphic design software? In a way, there is: a “Crafting Type” workshop combines an introduction to type design with basics of using FontForge and Inkscape.

Pitchi Poy moves to Blender, releases Baldy Heights animation teaser
by Sergey Maiorov

I spoke to Gilad Rosenau, animation studio manager at Pitchi Poy, an Israel animation studio that recently switched to Linux and Blender.

Introducing Shotcut, a new free video editor
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Dan Dennedy is returning to development of a Kino-like video editor after several years of hiatus. The new project is called Shotcut.

The state of FireWire audio interfaces support on Linux
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interview with developers of FFADO

LV2 from developers’ standpoint
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Rui Nuno Capela, lead developer of Qtractor, and Mike Start, founder of linuxDSP.

LV2 1.0 released, what’s next?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Last week David Robillard announced availability of LV2 1.0, the first officially stable release of the free API for creating virtual instruments and audio effects.

Misa Digital Kitara and being open to the world
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Let's talk about this Linux-powered guitar-shaped MIDI controller

Embroidery design on Linux now possible with Thred
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Nathan Summers contacted us to tell about an embroidery editor for Linux he's been working on since last year

OpenOctaveMidi 2011 unveiled, developers talk about the project
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Few days ago developers of OpenOctaveMidi, a new/old digital audio workstation for Linux, presented the brand new v2011, the culmination of several years of work.

Richard Hughes on color management in Linux and GNOME
by Alexandre Prokoudine

What's new with GNOME Color manager, what changes are coming to the Linux printing system

The ultimate quest of bringing Visio support to LibreOffice
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Eilidh McAdam and Fridrich Strba talk about implemented support for MS Visio documents in LibreOffice

Thomas Krijnen on IfcOpenShell, Blender, and architecture
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Thomas Krijnen, architect and programmer from the Netherlands, who works on IfcOpenShell project to assist opens source acceptance in BIM.

Interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Now that Sintel open movie is officially out, we publish an interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy.

Dancing Tango on the Desktop
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Let’s talk to two of most active contributors to the project — Jakub Steiner and Andreas Nilsson.

Interview with Inkscape developers on 0.46 and beyond
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Shortly after the release of Inkscape 0.46 we interviewed several Google Summer of Code 2007 students and several developers and asked about plans for future and new technologies.

Interview with Krita developers, 2008
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Here is the first post-LGM2008 interview. This time it were developers of Krita, the KOffice almighty graphics editor, who dared to cross journalism firing line.

LProf and the real world color management on Linux
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This interview with Hal V. Engel, lead developer of LProf, was taken back in December 2007. With introduction of GNOME Color Manager in late 2009 and dispcalGUI in 2008 is has mostly historical value.