A mostly weekly look at what's new in the world of Libre Arts.
Synths, synths, synths! Oh, and a massive FrreeCAD news update for architects
A surprising CAD + music production domination in the news
FreeCAD Trails workbench for transportation engineering is getting momentum
BlenderBIM project is celebrating 2 years, Krita 5 development is wrapping up
Both Synfig and Glaxnimate animation tools get new releases, Audacity ships the first corporate-backed release
New Inkscape, Penpot, BlenderBIM and Ardour releases, development fund for Krita, Audacity shenanigans
New releases of BlenderBIM, Shotcut, Surge and liquidsfz, new features in GIMP, darktable, Krita, Blender, ArmorPaint, Olive
New releases of Zrythm and Guitarix, new features in Krita, darktable, Siril, Blender
New releases of Krita and Shotcut, new features in Siril, Blender, Olive
New major releases of Blender, Font Manager, DrumGizmo, amSynth
New releases of GIMP, Scribus, FontForge, Synfig, Tahoma2D, LibreDWG, Giada, Ardour
Highlights: Blender Conference was online this year, new releases of BlenderBIM, Pitivi, Shotcut, Qtractor, new free/libre VST3 plugins for Linux, new features in Inkscape, Krita, FreeCAD, Dust3D.
So this is going to be an update that covers both recent and not so recent events.
Half the free non-linear video editors got updates
Major releases by Blender, MyPaint, GIMP, and MusE teams, coding sprint by Krita devs, first release candidate of Dust3D v1.0, new release of Shotcut, major changes in Olive and enve.
New releases of RawTherapee, Cinelerra, and OpenShot available, the Krita team is fixing unit tests, there are even more UX fixes in GIMP, there have been major Godot news, the enve developer is unstoppable!
New releases of ART, Synfig, and OpenToonz, massive improvements in GIMP, Siril, Blender, enve, and Olive, new beta of Shotcut, a great deal of bugfixing in Krita for upcoming v4.3.0.
darktable 3.0.0 release and beta release of MyPaint 2.0, major updates of Kdenlive and FlowBlade
New version of FluidSynth reads DLS samples and has new reverb engine
Inkscape 1.0 beta is out with native macOS support
Krita is getting support for PaintTool SAI files
CUPS switches to Apache 2.0 license with GPL exception
New releases of G'MIC, DJV, and Shotcut video editor
Amazing sculpting tools are coming to Blender 2.81
Week highlights: major changes in GIMP, exciting new features in Krita, new releases of Luminance HDR, Exiv2, Scribus, and FontForge, gazillion of news in the Blender department, new ArmorPaint releases.
Inkscape is getting a new visual live path effects selector
Intel publishes open source projects for AV1 encoding and image denoising
Inkscape team releases new version of the vector graphics editor
MyPaint gets better smudging and initial filmic support.
MuseScore 3.0 is out, Blender turns 25 years old.
Manuel Bastioni Lab add-on for Blender gets a community fork
Blender's video sequencer gets a new maintainer
NVidia publishes PhysX SDK physics engine as an open source project
HISE 2.0.0 lands to let anyone create sample-based virtual instruments
Stalled development of Natron gets prime-time attention
Inkscape starts exploring multithreaded canvas rendering
ArmorPaint got unlimited undo support and better FBX importer
New version of QGIS released with 3D and animation features
The first official beta of Blender 2.80 is now just a few weeks away
Microsoft is granting access to 60,000+ patents including type design ones
New major releases of Valentina and G’MIC are available
New releases of Audacity, Krita and Pencil2D, new Blender add-ons, PipeWire project is getting serious about pro audio workflows.