In the final installment of this series we shift our focus away from FLOSS applications for creating bitmap graphics (in Chapter 1 we talked about Krita and in Chapter 2 about GIMP) to Inkscape, a seriously cool application for creating vector graphics, and we do so by talking to Tom Carlos, an artist who uses…No comments.
When a Free Software evangelist is asked whether there is a free graphics program that can rival with the proprietary apps, the usual answer is “GIMP!”. However, many hardcore Photoshop users claim that GIMP is lacking, or confusing, or poorly implemented. Evelyne Schulz disagrees.1 comment
The idea that Free Software has no decent design programs, and that it is impossible to produce quality art without proprietary apps is one of those myths that refuses to die. For quite some time now, OCSmag has been on a mission to prove otherwise. In this latest series we talk to three artists who…1 comment
Is KDE’s Neon a new Linux distribution? Is it a showcase? Is it a test bed? Neon (“tech preview”) User Edition launches today and we got Jonathan Riddell, Neon’s front runner, to explain what all the fuss is about.No comments.
Our colleague Bruce has a book coming out! It’s called Designing with LibreOffice. It tackles the subject of how to make documents look good and professional, while taking advantage of all the design features LibreOffice has to offer. So I got together with Bruce and we talked about his book, LibreOffice, design, and the eternal…3 comments
First came the Raspberry Pi, the single board computer the size of a wallet. Now, after a year of anticipation, the do-it-yourself community that sprang up around the Pi has resulted in Pi-Top, a modular laptop powered by the Pi.6 comments
We met up with Jean-Baptiste Kempf, President of the VideoLAN Association, the non-profit that develops VLC.2 comments
We had already talked about how great the Synfig animation suite of programs is elsewhere on this site, but what we were missing is actually talking with the person who makes it possible. We got together with Konstantin Dmitriev, Synfig’s de facto project leader, main developer, head fundraiser, and all-around evangelist, to find out how…2 comments
We met up with Stephen Cameron and Jeremy Van Grinsven, creators of Space Nerds in Space on FreeNode to talk about space simulators, nerds, lasers, and programming from the ground up games for Linux the old school way.No comments.
We finally managed to catch up with Bryce Harrington, one of the original founders of Inkscape and the current Lead Developer. Bryce had been a bit under the weather, but he was game to doing the interview live over IRC. We met up on the #inkscape channel on Freenode at 5 pm. Pacific Time (Bryce),…No comments.
While LaKademy, the first ever Latin American Akademy, is happening in Brazil, the biggest KDE event of the year has announced its preliminary conferences schedule. Akademy, set to start on June 30th in Tallinn, Estonia, will feature KDE developers from all over the world, including personalities like Aaron Seigo himself. While it may seem far away, people interested should…No comments.