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Making Clouds in Inkscape.
#inkscape #clouds #digitalpainting Making Clouds in Inkscape. Vector Objects combined with gradients and Texture filters can create some very "painterly" effects similar to watercolor ink and gouache. Copyright Julie Vaux 2016
#inkscape #clouds #digitalpainting Making Clouds in Inkscape. Vector Objects combined with gradients and Texture filters can create some very "painterly" effects similar to watercolor ink and gouache. Copyright Julie Vaux 201...
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unless they are sad little clouds
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The team reports on results of this year's Inkscape hackfest.
<p><img alt="" src="https://media.inkscape.org/media/resources/thumb/group_photo_arch_vignette_small_qCQ3LyZ.png" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 90px; height: 57px;" />This year&#39;s Inkscape hackfest was held at the <a class="external text" href="http://www.meetinleeds.co.uk/devonshire-hall" rel="nofollow">Devonshire Hall</a>, University of Leeds, in the UK. The meeting space was a grand old set of buildings, which was a beautiful set...
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Awesome, here's a big Thank You from someone who uses Inkscape all the time!
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Hackfest 2016 Day 2

We spent most of the time working on the code.  Probably the biggest accomplishment is that Krzysztof has a fix for the Gtk3 flickering bug. The fix breaks previews in the file dialog so that will still need to be dealt with. While the Gtk3 build is usable, there is much, much more work that needs to be done. Alex and Martin have been working on this. We've discussed switching the default build from Gtk2 to Gtk3 after the 0.92 release to ensure that more eyes are focused on Gtk3. Progress was also made on the CMake build system as well as many other areas.

We had a preview of the C++ plugin system from Sebastian and Moritz of Semiodesk including a demo of the Grid extension implemented in C++. They will put documentation including a "Hello World" example on the Inkscape Wiki. The focus now is on getting C++ extensions to work on Windows.
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Great report here. Also very promising to go to GTK3. One word for it WoW. 
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Inkscape's second Hackfest will be happening in a little more than a week. What topics would you like to see the developers tackle?
Inkscape Hackfest 2016. Inkscape is a free, fully open source, community-developed, socially owned software program that allows everyone to explore their creativity. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain ...
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Just wanted to let you know how much I love this program.  I use it to create SVG files for cutting with my Cricut.  I recommend it to all my Cricut Friends.  THANKS!
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Inkscape has been invited to take part in the Free Software design day known as SpinachCon which happens on March 18th, the day before LibrePlanet in Boston:

https://libreplanet.org/2016/

The SpinachCon event is about working with users on finding odd, weird and slightly ugly things within inkscape that we can fix or make designs about.

If you are in the area and wish to take part, it's March 18th 2016, from 12:00 to 5:00pm, in Boston at Beaucoop's offices (near South Station on the Red Line).
LibrePlanet is an annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and address challenges facing the free ...
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Open Clip Art Library is holding a T-shirt design contest for the FOSSASIA conference. Go join while you can!
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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 …
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Hackfest 2016 Day 3

More hacking! About 70 commits were made to the Inkscape code tree during the hackfest, some just a line or two but others quite large. The main success was fixing the GTK3 flickering bug which took quite a few iterations. It was good to have so many testers in the room for instant feedback while Krzysztof was working on the fix. After the 0.92 release we'll make GTK3 the default build in trunk to get more developers working on the many additional fixes that will be needed. Alex and Martin already got a good start on reducing the literally thousands of lines of deprecation warnings when compiling the GTK3 build.

The other major effort, fixing the CMake build is almost there. CMake works fine on Linux but on Windows, there remains a linking problem. The folks from Semiodesk are eager to get this done as it is necessary in order that they can use the C++ extension system on Windows.

We also spend some time discussing infrastructure issues. The consensus is to move our code to Git. This will have some real benefits. Git is more familiar among the developers so it will be easier for new developers to start contributing. Git also allows "submodules" which means that Inkscape  can move code into separate libraries. We won't need to keep a duplicate copy of lib2geom in our tree anymore.

We have decided on GitHub as our host. There is a bit or reluctance to use a closed source host but they offer the best CI (continuous integration) for testing. We don't have a lot of developer time to manage a more complex solution.

We want to move our mailing lists to our own servers and to upgrade from Mailman 2 to Mailman 3. This is a low priority for our host OSUOL but Martin has offered our services in doing the work to install Mailman 3.

We had a consensus for moving to C++11 after the 0.92 release. Some of the libraries we depend on have already made the move. There are real benefits to C++11, especially in code simplification and code readability.

Overall it was a very successful hackfest. We would like to thank our contributors who made the hackfest possible!
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As a quadriplegic with the use of one arm (and a hand brace) I am very impressed with Inkscape.

I use "sticky keys" to help me use the tools. I must say that it would be very nice to be able to use the voice recognition functionality in Chrome, though.

Does anyone know of other quads who use Inkscape and might be willing to share some of their shortcuts? And/or is there an "add-on" I can use to become more proficient in Inkscape?
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Hackfest 2016 Day 1

First day's main topics:

1. CMake: We want to finish our move to the CMake build system so we have a common build system on all platforms. This is the main goal before a 0.92 release.

2.  Fixing the flickering bug in the GTK3 branch. We want to move to GTK3 after 0.92 is released. This will greatly simplify our code as we have about 700 conditional branches in our code based on GTK2 vs GTK3. GTK3 will allow more flexibility in the GUI (e.g. larger/smaller icons) and is also better support for OSX.

There were also plenty of discussions and smaller bug fixes.

Day 2 Preview:  Today we'll have a look at a C++ based extension system for Inkscape written by the people at Semiodesktop. They are working with the University of the Arts London to be able to record the artist thought process when creating a work of art as this is currently lost when art is created digitally.
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Woo so excited for the move to GTK3!
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Inkscape will be a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code (2016). This is Inkscape's 11th year mentoring in Google's Summer of Code. Students, please see our Summer of Code wiki page for directions. Find an idea that interests you, and get in touch with us on our developer mailing list!
Welcome to Inkscape! For quite a few years Inkscape has been successfully participating in Google Summer of Code. GSoC is a program where Google funds the development of specific features in open source software by university students. You don't need to be a Computer Science student to apply.
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Tav has written his report about the SVG Working Group meeting in Sydney. Most of the focus is on SVG 2 text issues. Other topics include filter rendering artifacts and the fallback for the 'arcs' line join. Thanks to all those who donated to Inkscape's SVG WG fund and to the Inskcape general fund that made his trip possible!
The SVG Working Group had a four day face-to-face meeting in Sydney this month. Like last year, the first day was a joint meeting with the CSS Working Group. I would like to thank all the people that donated to Inkscape's SVG Standards Work fund as well as to the Inkscape general fund that made ...
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Jabier Arraiza demonstrates a new feature he's working on: flexible toolbars.
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+Martin Owens I think the most easy way is a blocked icons list, maybe stored in preferences, so icons added here dont show in the UI, taken more room for most used buttons.
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Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source.