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New weekly-ish recap is out: new releases of Scribus, @flameshot,
Giada loop machine, Surge XT, ZynAddSubFX, Zrythm. Also, a big Arch/BIM news update for
@FreeCAD, exciting new things happening in Audacity, Ardour, Inkscape.

librearts.org/2022/01/week-rec

Featured artwork by Nevena Jevtic, made with @krita

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Neowin , the pathetically cloying Microsoft sock-puppet thinly disguised as a tech news source, up their game from spreading FUD about Free and Open Source projects to directly lying.

neowin.net/news/ads-may-be-com

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Want to help squash bugs in Plasma 5.24? Don't miss the bughunt! Starting at 11am UTC, the Plasma Beta Review Day will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20. You'll be able to interact live with Plasma devs and all the other bughunters. Anyone can join!

community.kde.org/Schedules/Pl
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Still not got Plasma 5.24 Beta? Take your pick here:

community.kde.org/Plasma/Live_

IMPORTANT: Plasma 5.24 Beta is software still under heavy development and being extensively tested. Avoid using it in production environments or for daily work.

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A while ago, I spoke to @inkscape developers and contributors @doctormo, @AdamBelis, Chris Rogers, and Tavmjong Bah, and now here is the interview, enjoy :)

librearts.org/2022/01/inkscape

Featured artwork by Victor Kirilchuk, made with Inkscape, of course

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KDE 5.24 Beta released

Containing extensive changes, Plasma 5.24 Beta is aimed at testers that help devs correct problems in KDE's desktop.

You can help too! Install 5.24 Beta onto a spare computer or virtual machine and test its new features.

kde.org/announcements/plasma/5

The final version of Plasma 5.24 will be available on February 8th.

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With much angst, I'm giving you 2021 recap and 2022 preview. At 6.5 words, it's a tough cookie to swallow, spanning projects like GIMP, @darktable, @krita, @inkscape, BlenderBIM, @FreeCAD, Kdenlive, Olive, Ardour, @zrythm, Audacity, and more

librearts.org/2022/01/2021-rec

Featured artwork by Sad Tea, made with Krita

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🌟❄️✨ Happy holiday season!
➡️ davidrevoy.com/article887/happ

(I can't attach a media, got error 500, so here is a link to my artwork on the blog.) #krita

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Krita 5.0 is out! KDE's sophisticated design app for painting, drawing and animating, comes with tons of new features, massive overhauls to key components to make it much faster, and supports more file formats and customized workflows.

krita.org/en/item/krita-5-0-re

Look out for a faster and more flexible Resource System, smoother gradients, faster smudge brushes, a new MyPaint engine, a redesigned animation interface, new and clearer icons, and much, much more.

krita.org/en/krita-5-0-release

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just discovered this website that has thousands of 3d scans of plants, just the preview imagery seems super useful as potential assets in various design stuff

quixel.com/megascans/home?cate

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#GIMP 2.10.30 Released : […] once again mostly a bugfix release, with many fixes and incremental improvements, not so much on the “new feature” side :gimp: /> gimp.org/news/2021/12/21/gimp-

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If you want to make a huge impact on the world and help out Inkscape, we have a section on our website talking about ways you can help:

inkscape.org/contribute/

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Kdenlive 21.12, KDE's advanced video editor, comes with tons of new features, including multiple bins, new audio filters, same-track transitions, trimming tools, AI motion tracking, and so much more.

It's a fact: 21.12 will blow your socks off!

kdenlive.org/en/2021/12/kdenli

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This week in Kalendar development: v0.3.0 coming this week, bringing improved stability, efficiency, accessibility... and a Windows version??

Read all about the big changes that have taken over the past two weeks:

claudiocambra.com/?p=1333

@kde @carlschwan

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Besides Youtube/Vimeo, where would you recommend to upload videos?

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