Streamlining Inkscape for the massesby Alexandre Prokoudine
An interview with the Inkscape team on better development process and UX improvements
Revolutionizing garment-making in Italy with Valentinaby Alexandre Prokoudine
Here is a tailor shop in Sicily actively using Valentina for pattern design
You'd have to be crazy to rewrite GIMP in anything — Interview with Ellby Alexandre Prokoudine
Interview with Ell, core team developer of GIMP
The making of tubeAmp: don’t moan, write codeby Alexandre Prokoudine
Interview with Oleg Kapitonov, developer of the free guitar amp simulator for Linux
Interview with Pat David at Libre Graphics Meeting 2019by Alexandre Prokoudine
I had the fun and privilege to interview the founder of Pixls.us.
Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakleyby 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 toolby Alexandre Prokoudine
Getting crowdfunded: interview with Akira lead developer Alessandro Castellani
LibreDWG revived, starts getting regular releasesby 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 toolsby Alexandre Prokoudine
Krita Foundation announced their third Kickstarter project to fund development of new text and vector tools
darktable 2.0 released with printing supportby Alexandre Prokoudine
New version of the digital photography workflow app arrives with color-managed printing
Red Hat releases free/libre Overpass font familyby 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 systemby 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 teamby 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 usabilityby 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 Clavierby 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 releasedby 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 toolby 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 nodesby 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 GPLby 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 Passantby Alexandre Prokoudine
Blender community finally got its own first musical
Introducing MOD, Linux-based hardware sound FX processorby 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 differenceby 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 teaserby 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 editorby 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 Linuxby Alexandre Prokoudine
Interview with developers of FFADO
LV2 from developers’ standpointby 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 worldby Alexandre Prokoudine
Let's talk about this Linux-powered guitar-shaped MIDI controller
Embroidery design on Linux now possible with Thredby 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 projectby 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 GNOMEby 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 LibreOfficeby Alexandre Prokoudine
Eilidh McAdam and Fridrich Strba talk about implemented support for MS Visio documents in LibreOffice
Thomas Krijnen on IfcOpenShell, Blender, and architectureby 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 Revoyby 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 Desktopby 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 beyondby 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, 2008by 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 Linuxby 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.