FreeCAD

Weekly recap — 19 September 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A surprising CAD + music production domination in the news

Weekly recap — 12 September 2021
by Alexandre Prokoudine

FreeCAD Trails workbench for transportation engineering is getting momentum

Multi-week recap — 25 November 2020
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New releases of GIMP, Scribus, FontForge, Synfig, Tahoma2D, LibreDWG, Giada, Ardour

Week recap — 3 November 2020
by Alexandre Prokoudine

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.

Week recap — 23 October 2020
by Alexandre Prokoudine

So this is going to be an update that covers both recent and not so recent events.

Week recap — 21 July 2020
by Alexandre Prokoudine

LibreDWG gets v0.11 release and goes beta

Week recap — 29 December 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

darktable 3.0.0 release and beta release of MyPaint 2.0, major updates of Kdenlive and FlowBlade

Week recap — 10 September 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP gets out-of-canvas pixels display

Week recap — 3 September 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Krita is getting support for PaintTool SAI files

Week recap — 28 January 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

First MyPaint 2.0 alpha release is out

Week recap — 21 January 2019
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape team releases new version of the vector graphics editor

Week recap — 2 December 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

HISE 2.0.0 lands to let anyone create sample-based virtual instruments

Week recap — 25 November 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Stalled development of Natron gets prime-time attention

Week recap — 18 November 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Inkscape starts exploring multithreaded canvas rendering

Week recap — 11 November 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

ArmorPaint got unlimited undo support and better FBX importer

Week recap — 4 November 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of QGIS released with 3D and animation features

Week recap — 7 October 2018
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New major releases of Valentina and G’MIC are available

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.

2018 in perspective
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Let's see what this year is bringing us

FreeCAD 0.15 released, team explores community funding
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of FreeCAD features a great variety of improvements in many workbenches, as well as fancy new things like Occulus Rift support.

FreeCAD 0.13 released with better drafting, arch, and part design tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The FreeCAD team continues getting rid of the myth that there can be no usable open source CAD software. The newly released v0.13 includes massive improvements in almost every workbench.

LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

There's a can of worms we opened this year: the unfortunate situation with support for DWG files in free CAD software via LibreDWG. We feel, by now it ought to be closed. We have the final answer from FSF.

LibreDWG controversy: 2 months later
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In late January we posted an in-depth story that explained the lack of support for DWG files in free/open source CAD software. Now it's time for an update.

What’s up with DWG adoption in free software?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Having been asked recently about reasons for lack of DWG support in free software, we started digging and very nearly fell into a pitch black abyss.